A 63-year-old female asked:
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Could having hashimoto's disease cause a person's thyroid gland to shrink in size?

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Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
50 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Yes, but often enlar: The autoimmune process in hashimoto's thyroiditis can cause shrinking, but often involves enlargement of the thyroid gland, especially in the early phase of the disorder. You should see an endocrinologist for any change in thyroid size.
Answered on Dec 21, 2018
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