A 39-year-old member asked:
enlarged thyroid on ultrasound mean?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Philip Kern answered
42 years experience Endocrinology
Many possibilities: An enlarged thyroid (goiter) has many causes and possible treatments. Is it causing hyper/hypothyroidism (i.e. Graves disease, toxic goiter)? Check tsh, ft4. Maybe anti-tpo. Is the goiter nodular or smooth? This may require an ultrasound, with biopsy of any suspicious nodules. Is it really big and impair your swallowing/breathing? Then maybe surgery. See your endocrinologist.
Answered on Sep 29, 2015
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