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A 25-year-old female asked:

There's a bulge on my right throat, i sweat excessively, hands are uncontrollably shaking, and i'm always hungry and thirsty. my granddad had goiter. ?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Could be. Check!: If you have a mass in the front of your neck,at your age, it is likely to be an enlarged thyroid (goiter). Your symptoms suggest that as well. Do get checked very soon, so your problems do not get worse! An overactive thyroid can be very dangerous, if not fixed, so don't delay!
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 40 years experience
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Thank you for the sweet thank you note! Your symptoms could be due to other things, too, but they are serious enough that you need to be seen, examined and have appropriate testing, as indicated by your history and physical examination As Soon As Possible!
Jun 20, 2016
Last updated Jun 20, 2016


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