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what does goiter feel like

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Nick mass: A goiter typically involves enlargement of the thyroid which can be manifest as an enlargement in the front part of the neck.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
If you mean: Chest congestion, no it can't do that.
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: Goiter (enlargement of the thyroid) is almost never painful. Goiters and their symptoms (trouble swallowing, breathing, etc) increase slowly. A pain ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Goiter: Some goiters are present in several family members and some are not. If you are concerned about getting it yourself because others in the family have ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: If there are nodules that are suspicious for cancer, surgery will be indicated to provide final diagnosis and definitive treatment. If not, you may b ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
24 years experience Endocrinology
Depends on type: A goiter, or enlarged thyroid gland, may result from: hypothyroidism, iodine (i) deficiency, thyroid nodules, or graves' disease. Thyroid hormone and ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
44 years experience Endocrinology
Enlarged thyroid: "goiter" is a term for an enlarged thyroid gland.
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