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how long does it take to develop a goiter

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Months to years: Generally goiters develop slowly over months to years. They can cause symptoms, like trouble swallowing, breathing and hoarseness, but these symptoms ... Read More

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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends: On the cause and the type of nodule. It could be anywhere from weeks to years. Be sure to follow up with your doctor so the proper tests can be done t ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rohan Walvekar
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Goiter: Thyroid nodules and goiters are slow growing and take years to grow. However, there could be a more rapid increase in size due to tumors, inflammation ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nilesh Dalal
17 years experience Periodontics
May or maynot help: Betadiene is iodine and depending upon mouth ulcers it may or maynot help. The only help is that it is an antiseptic. Also one must be sure that you h ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Goiter: I don't know of anything that suggests food has an effect on a goiter. That said, is your thyroid enlarged or troubling you? Does the goiter interfer ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Supplements: I don't know why you're taking all this stuff. Although these supplements (what is "NR"?) are compounds naturally found in foods, taking megadoses i ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Post-op pain: This really depends on how the surgery went. Opioids for post-op pain is fine, it has been 1.5 weeks so the need for the opioid should have reduced as ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
A big thyroid: Enlargement can be associated with an overactive or underactive gland. See your doctor and have a blood test done.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
44 years experience Endocrinology
Enlarged thyroid: Goiter is a lay term for enlargement of the thyroid gland. Goiters can have normal function or can be under- or over-active; the term refers only to ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Define goiter: Hi. Strictly speaking, goiter only refers to an abnormal size and/or shape of the thyroid. Therefore, goiter can be diffuse, multi-nodular, or uni-nod ... Read More

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