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what causes goiters to start hurting

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Rosenthal
17 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Shouldn't: Sleeping on your thyroid shouldn't hurt. Usually goiters don't hurt anyway. If you are having pain in your thyroid, you should have an evaluation to ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
23 years experience Pain Management
Throat pain: While i seriously doubt that this would affect your thyroid levels you do need to be evaluated if the pain continues. Questions that i would ask wou ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Probable bursitis: Probably inflammation of bursae around the greater trochanter of the femur.
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Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience Endocrinology
Diagnoses needed.: Osteoporosis is not painful unless a fracture is present. Pain in the hips could be arthritis or tendonitis. X-rays and examination by an orthopaedi ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
May be related?: Painful goiter should probably be evaluated by your doc as it may be interfering with your thyroid hormone levels. This could be a potential contribu ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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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
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, it can: Yes, lithium can cause goiter. Prevalence of this is about 20% in patients living in areas with enough iodine in the soil, to 87% in iodine-deficient ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Genetics and diet: Goiters are more common when the diet is poor in iodine. Vegetarians have to be careful because cruciferous vegetables like broccolli sometimes incre ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Some are caused: By iodine deficiency, which is a reason for iodinized table salt...Those lacking seafood in the midwest and near west used to be so afflicted. Taking ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Many causes.: Overactive (grave's disease) or underactive thyroid, usually secondary to hashimoto's thyroiditis will cause a goiter. In graves', thyroid stimulatin ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Thyroid enlargement: A goiter is an enlarged thyroid. Most cases are not cancer (but a doc needs to examine you and probably do an ultrasound). The most common cause in ... Read More
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