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How is goiter diagnosed by gp?

How is goiter diagnosed by gp?

Physical exam: Goiter is a general term for enlarged thyroid gland without any indication of why it may be enlarged. ...Read more

Dr. Steve Martinez
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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more


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13 yrs of gaining weight n tiredness. Goiter too. Thyroid enlarged but blood tests normal. I jyst don't feel right n gp won't help find answer. Idea?

13 yrs of gaining weight n tiredness. Goiter too. Thyroid enlarged but blood tests normal. I jyst don't feel right n gp won't help find answer. Idea?

See endo: With your symptoms and a DX goiter, I would see and endocrinologist to further evaluate your thyroid with more intense testing, as your symptoms certainly warrant a continuing evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Previous thyroid issue, goiter has enlarged more but TSH 1.25 never been so low total T4 19.6 antib 9 please see history for other symp gp says norm?

Previous thyroid issue, goiter has enlarged more but TSH 1.25 never been so low total T4 19.6 antib 9 please see history for other symp gp says norm?

Thyroid level OK: The size of your thyroid is usually not related to the function. It appears that you are on thyroid hormone, presumably because your thyroid level was low. The total T4 level may be high because of high TBG related to oral contraceptives. A free T4 level will be more accurate, but the normal TSH indicates that you are on the correct dose of levothyroxine. ...Read more

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31 years old, pnuemonia successfully treated 6 weeks ago. Now pretty sure I have bronchitis, should I contact gp?

31 years old, pnuemonia successfully treated 6 weeks ago. Now pretty sure I have bronchitis, should I contact gp?

Residual from inf.: It will take awhile to clear material from the pneumonia.
stop smoking if you are a smoker. Take some Mucinex (guaifenesin) as directed. If your are running a fever with symptoms, you will need to see your doctor again ...Read more

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Swollen thyroid past 5 mos. No nodules, no antibodies & thyroid levels in normal range. Gp says 'asymptomatic goiter' but I have super dry skin, brittle hair falling out, very hard stools. What to do?

Swollen thyroid past 5 mos. No nodules, no antibodies & thyroid levels in normal range. Gp says 'asymptomatic goiter' but I have super dry skin, brittle hair falling out, very hard stools. What to do?

Normal TSH: Your symptoms could be due to an underactive thyroid gland, but if your blood tests included a TSH level and this was normal, it indicates that your thyroid gland is not the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I currently have a goiter & im very scared because I was informed they could b cancerous. Are there anyways to get rid of it on my own? .Im uninsured: (

Iodine: First, it would be best if you could find a free or low-cost clinic to have this examined. If it is truly a goiter, which is an enlarged thyroid, the most common cause is a lack of iodine in the diet. This is rare in the us because we have iodine added to our salt. But if that's the cause of your goiter, it's possible that increasing iodine-rich foods (eggs, fish, shellfish, yogurt) could help. ...Read more

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Is goiter hereditary?

Goiter: Some goiters are present in several family members and some are not. If you are concerned about getting it yourself because others in the family have been diagnosed with this in the past. Have your PCP check your thyroid (physical exam) and order appropriate lab studies and if it is OK don't worry but get the same labs done annually. ...Read more

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How is goiter managed?

Variable: Goiter simply means a growth in the thyroid. Three things: 1) what are your thyroid function tests? Hyperthyroidism is managed differently from goiters with normal or low function. 2) usually an ultrasound is done to look for nodules suspicious for cancer - with biopsy if needed, 3) goiters are sometimes removed if they are enlarging significantly or cause swallowing or breathing issues. ...Read more

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How to control a goiter?

Depends on cause: If it is a diffuse goiter, it may be caused by high tsh, which can arise in hypothyroidism or iodine deficiency (rare in usa, as salt is iodinated) or excessive goitrogens in susceptible ppl (like cauliflower). Treating the hypothyroidism can slow growth, if the above is the cause. If enlarging modules is the cause, surgery. Depends on cause, radioactive iodine may help. ...Read more

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What exactly is a goiter?

Enlarged thyroid: "goiter" is a term for an enlarged thyroid gland. ...Read more

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Symptoms of having a goiter?

Symptoms of having a goiter?

Goiter: Goiter is referred to enlarged thyroid gland. Visible enlargement may be the only symptom of it. Depending on the nature of the problem, there will be various symptoms present. Benign goiters may have minimal symptoms if small, while malignant or large benign ones may interfere with swallowing and / or breathing to name a few. ...Read more

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What causes a goiter to grow?

Genetics and diet: Goiters are more common when the diet is poor in iodine. Vegetarians have to be careful because cruciferous vegetables like broccolli sometimes increases the risk of goiter. Goiter can run in the family as well. ...Read more

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When must a goiter be treated?

When must a goiter be treated?

If symptomatic: If the levels of thyroid hormone are normal, a goiter only needs to be treated if its size is causing problems by pressing on other structures such as the trachea. ...Read more

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What is goiter and what is the cure?

Depends: Hi. "Goiter" simply refers to abnormal thyroid size and/or shape. Goiter can be diffuse, lumpy, multinodular, or solitary nodular. Thyroid shape/size abnormalities (goiters) can be associated with hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, normal thyroid function, benign tumors, and thyroid cancer. "Cure" of goiter depends on underlying cause. I would recommend you see an endocrinologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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What makes a person prone to goiter?

What makes a person prone to goiter?

IODINE DEFICIENCY AN: Iodine deficiency
Too much thyroid hormone produced like in Graves Disease
Autoimmune Thyroditis like Hashimoto Disease
Thyroid Cancer causes swelling on one side of thyroid
Most common cause of Goiter all over the world is IODINE DEFICIENCY ...Read more

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Why is goiter rarely in this country?

Iodized salt: Iodine supplementation, mainly through iodized salt, has eradicated iodine-deficiency, or endemic, goiter in the United States. Furthermore, certain foods (cassava and millet) eaten more commonly in some developing countries contain substances that promote the formation of goiter when iodine intake is marginal. ...Read more

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What is goiter and what causes it to grow?

Thyroid enlargement: A goiter is an enlarged thyroid. Most cases are not cancer (but a doc needs to examine you and probably do an ultrasound). The most common cause in the usa is living in an area that has soil that is deficient in iodine. Many goiters seem to run in families. At least 5% of all women have some nodules in their thyroid and this goes up to nearly half if screened with ultrasound. ...Read more

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Is goiter contagious?

No: You cannot "catch" a goiter from others. But there are parts of the world with iodine deficiency, so that many residents will develop goiters. Within families, there may be a predisposition to auto-immunity, so that the immune system makes antibodies that target thyroid proteins, and can cause multiple family members to develop a goiter. ...Read more

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Foods shoulb be avoid in multinoduler goiter?

Foods shoulb be avoid in multinoduler goiter?

No food restrictions: Worldwide, the common reason for goiter is a lack of iodine, known as iodine deficiency. In order to absorb as much iodine from the bloodstream as possible, the thyroid gets bigger due to an increase in thyroid cells. In america, people get enough iodine in their diet (usually through iodine added to salt), so there aren't good nor bad foods with regard to the thyroid problem. ...Read more

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What is the differencebetween goiter and mumps?

What is the differencebetween goiter and mumps?

Thyroid and parotid: Goiter is a swelling of the thyroid gland, and mumps is an infection of parotid gland by mumps virus. Goiter is the one you see at the midline of the front of the neck, and mumps is a swelling you see in front of the ear on the side of the face. Goiter may be due to under or over-function of thyroid gland, and needs to be checked by a doctor. Mumps is highly contagious, but usually it heals. ...Read more

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What is an adenomatous goiter?

What is an adenomatous goiter?

Adenomatous Goiter: It is a goiter due to growth of multiple encapsulated adenomas or multiple non encapsulated colloid nodules within its substance. ...Read more

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I have a goiter its okay to pregnant.

I have a goiter its okay to pregnant.

Yes but only if. .: Yes, it's ok to get pregnant w/thyroid disease but it's always best to get your thyroid condition (and remainder of your health) optimized prior to getting pregnant. This is where your family doc can provide you w/preconception counseling, especially for advanced maternal age. Family doc can also help manage thyroid disease in conjunction w/endocrinologist & obstetrician. ...Read more

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What are the symptomsof nontoxic goiter?

Maybe no symptoms: A non-toxic goiter is simply a goiter - an enlarged thyroid gland. This may be metabolically hyperactive or hypoactive or you may be euthyroid - no change in activity. If very large, they can cause swallowing or breathing symptoms. If you think you have a goiter, you should be seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is toxic goiter curable?

Yes: There are many types of thyrotoxicosis. You should see a thyroidologist. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy trigger goiter?

Hashimotos: Most cases of goiter are autoimmune in nature. This means your own body is sending antibodies to inflame the gland. Pregnancy is one of the peak times of physiologic stress where this happens. The others are adolescence and menopause. Your doctor can measure antibodies and thyroid function. ...Read more

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Does toxic goiter can kill you?

Possible: Without being alarmist, taken to extremes it is possible. Unlikely with appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause a substernal goiter?

Not known: Decades ago iodine deficiency was a common cause. These days the cause of benign enlargement of the thyroid (goiter) is not known. A substernal goiter is an enlarged thyroid that extends from the neck into the chest.

Anyone with an enlarged thyroid should have an ultrasound and most likely a needle biopsy of the gland. ...Read more

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Can you get a goiter in your heart?

Can you get a goiter in your heart?

No: Goitrr is swelling of your thyroid, should not be associated with your heart. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi. May be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics, steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can ...Read more


Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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