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Would you find a palpable goiter in hypothyroidism

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 42 years experience
Needs treatment: A simple goiter can occur without a known reason. It can occur when the thyroid gland is not able to make enough thyroid hormone to meet the body's ne... Read More
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Your thyroid has: Enlarged in order to continue producing adequate amounts of thyroid hormone, much like a muscle grows with prolonged exercise. You can halt this enlar... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Vakas Sial
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Hypothyroidism: You should undergo a workup for possible hypothroidism and get a TSH level drawn as well as thryoid function testing.
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
Goiter =throat pain: Yes! a goiter (enlarged thyroid gland @ base of neck) can cause 'something in throat' sensation as well as difficulty swallowing. A simple ultrasound... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Endocrinology: You will need thyroid hormone replacement therapu and routine scans and ultrasounds of the thyroid gland. I suggest consulting with a board certified ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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These nodules can: sometimes be reduced in size by taking a small amount of Thyroid medicine.This requires some expertise.See an Endocrinologist for the best care.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Maybe nothing : A goiter can either be functional or non- functional. A lot of goiters are non functional and do no harm at all unless they get so big and begin to co... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Rare: You can't have both at the same time, however, you can have long-standing hypothyroidism and later develop a toxic goiter either due to graves' diseas... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Very odd: It isn't unheard of, but extremely rare to have a hot nodule with hashimoto's hypothyroidism, particularly if you are biochemically hypothyroid. This... Read More
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Iodide in salt: People with "iodine allergies" are actually allergic to iodine attached to large molecules, such as those used as contrast in imaging tests. They are... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
No autoimmune: so your multi nodular is is under production of Thyroxine no on immune basis , must see an endocrinologist to follow nodular goite... Read More

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