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What causes the enlargement of a thyroid gland with a goiter or hyperthyroidism?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Depends: Hi. Goiter (abnormal size/shape of thyroid) can occur with hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and euthyroidism. Broadly, goiter results from autoimmunity, benign tumors, or cancers. If you see an endocrinologist, this will be sorted out. You have Dr. Michael McDermott right there at CU School of Med, a great doc. Good luck!

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Last updated Dec 11, 2018

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