A member asked:

Is it true that if a person suffers from genetic hypothyroidism, will he always suffer from goitre due to thyroxine deficiency?

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Dr. HUGH Melnick answered

Specializes in Fertility Medicine

NO: Goiter results from iodine deficiency. Genetic hypothyroidism is quite different and is very common. There is no goiter, but the proper type and dosage of thyroid medicine is necessary to relieve symptoms.

Answered 4/14/2013



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