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Can a goiter pinch a nerve?

Can a goiter pinch a nerve?

Which nerve?: Rarely, a goiter can affect the recurrent laryngeal nerve that goes to the voice box, and cause hoarseness.

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The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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I've been a half deaf for 12 years since I got a goiter. I visited a doctor (12 years ago) & he told me nerve damage. Is there a new treatment nowdays?

I've been a half deaf for 12 years since I got a goiter. I visited a doctor (12 years ago) & he told me nerve damage. Is there a new treatment nowdays?

Difficult to say: Because it's not clear the association for your goiter with hearing loss, i'd recommend seeing an audiologist and ENT physician (otorhinolaryngologist) for your hearing loss. Let's see if it's actually nerve damage or some other problem.

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Hello: Had a total thyroidectomy Jan. 15, 2015 for non toxic multinodular goiter., I have been having nerve pain between my upper shoulder blades to middle of spine which started in December. My upper shoulder to under arm aches or sharp pins and

Hello: Had a total thyroidectomy Jan. 15, 2015 for non toxic multinodular goiter., I have been having nerve pain between my upper shoulder blades to middle of spine which started in December. My upper shoulder to under arm aches or sharp pins and

Radiclopayhy?: It is extremely rare to have radiculopathy in that region only. I wonder if you have muscular spasm, worsened by laying flat for a long time during and after surgery. I would think PT OT chiro maybe helpful in ur case as well as rehab doctor evaluation. Take care!

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Is a goiter painful?

Is a goiter painful?

Painful goiter: It can be -- infection can cause goiter and pain. This is called acute thyroiditis. Most goiters are painless.

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What conditions can cause goiter?

What conditions can cause goiter?

Some are caused: By iodine deficiency, which is a reason for iodinized table salt...Those lacking seafood in the midwest and near west used to be so afflicted. Taking exogenous thyroid hormone (thyrolar, synthroid) may turn off TSH stimulation and reduce/diminish growth, but that is treatment rather than prevention. Excess TSH and unregulated growth cause goiters.

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What is the best med. For goiter?

Depends: If it's due to iodine deficiency (uncommon in most countries) it's iodine. If it's due to hypothyroidism, you need thyroid hormone replacement. If it's due to hyperthyroidism you need treatment with radioiodine or antithyroid drugs. Check w/your doctor.

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What is the cause of goiter of women?

What is the cause of goiter of women?

Many causes.: Overactive (grave's disease) or underactive thyroid, usually secondary to hashimoto's thyroiditis will cause a goiter. In graves', thyroid stimulating antibodies stimulate TSH receptors. In hypothyroidism, the pituitary gland producces more tsh, trying to keep up, but enlarging thyroid tissue at the same time. Benign multinodular goiters, and even solitary nodules can do this. Women more so!

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What is the right position of goiter?

Don't understand: I'm sorry, you need to send in another question. Yours doesn't make any sense.

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What food I'm gonna eat if have goiter?

What food I'm gonna eat if have goiter?

Iodine: The most common cause of goiter world wide is from Iodine deficiency. Foods rich in iodine include sea vegetables, cranberries, yogurt, strawberries and potatoes. There are other reasons for goiter, so be sure see your physician to ensure it truly is from iodine deficiency.

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What are the symptoms of a goiter in men?

Neck swelling/swallo: Swelling of neck and if it is very big it may cause difficulty in swallowing and if it is toxic goiter it may give bulging eyeballs, tremors, weight loss, rapid heart beat and palpitation, heat intolerance. Ang if it is associated with hypothyroidism it will cause sluggishness, weight gain, cold intolerance, dry skin and depression.

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What are some symptoms of having a goiter,?

Goiter: What r some symptoms of a goiter? ANS:1. Visible palpable enlarged thyroid. 2. Slow metabolism caused by low thyroid. 3. Cold, slow moving. 4. Does not smile after being asked to whistle. 5. Frog like voice when speaking (advanced) 6. Psychosis (advanced). Recommend you google 4 more information Many areas of the world have soil low n Iodine & using iodized salt prevents. Called endemic goiter.

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Why is goiter not as rare in the united states?

Not true: Good old fashioned iodide deficient goiters are no longer seen in the US. However, when imaging studies are done for other reasons, we are beginning to ascertain incidentally generous sized thyroid glands (and nodules within the gland) more often. If the function of the gland is normal, and there are no antibodies against the gland in a person without any compressive symptoms, this can be ignored.

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If someone have goiter what food not allowed to eat?

If someone have goiter what food not allowed to eat?

Cause of goiter: It is more important to determine the cause of goiter. Goiter is the term for enlarged thyroid gland and you need to consult your doctor to ascertain the cause and have proper treatment.

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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.

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Is a goiter treatable?

Yes: Treatment will depend on what triggered the goiter.It can vary from simple medication to surgical removal. Discuss with your doc.

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Does a goiter cause headaches?

Unlikely: A goiter usually is not associated with headaches.

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