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What is the difference hyperthyroidism and goiter?

What is the difference hyperthyroidism and goiter?

Thyroid disorders: Goiter simply means your thyroid is larger than normal. It tells you nothing about thyroid function. Most people with goiter have normal thyroid function, some are hypothyroid, some are hyperthyroid. Hyperthyroidism means overactive (high) thyroid levels, and typically requires treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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Can anyone tell me is toxic goiter and hyperthyroidism the same ?

Can anyone tell me is toxic goiter and hyperthyroidism the same ?

Generally yes: Hyperthyroidism refers to the thyroid over-producing thyroid hormone leading to higher-than-normal thyroid hormone levels in the blood. "toxic" in the case of toxic goiter is short for thyrotoxic (having higher-than-normal thyroid hormone levels in the blood, and toxic goiter means that in addition to high thyroid hormone levels, the thyroid is enlarged. Often if you have one, you have both. ...Read more

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How did a thyroid goiter and nodules grow so fast. 5 months! Was just diagnosed 6 days ago with hyperthyroidism?

Toxic nodular Goiter: Toxic nodular goiter can hide a 10-20% risk of thyroid cancer. Need a beta-blocker like propranolol to control some symptoms like rapid heart rate to prevent heart failure. http://www.thyroid.org/patient-thyroid-information/ct-for-patients/vol-6-issue-11/vol-6-issue-11-p-6-7/ http://www.endocrine.niddk.nih.gov/pubs/Hyperthyroidism/ http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000317.htm ...Read more

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I have hyperthyroid and have a goiter on my neck. Can it become cancer?

I have hyperthyroid and have a goiter on my neck. Can it become cancer?

Not likely: There are several possible explanations for hyperthyroidism + goiter. At age 35, the most common cause is graves' disease, not a cancerous condition. Sometimes hyper is caused by multiple thyroid nodules. In that case, we do a iodine thyroid scan to identify nodules causing the hyper (hot nodules) and nodules not causing it (cold). Cold nodules can be cancerous, but not very often. ...Read more

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What causes the enlargement of a thyroid gland with a goiter or hyperthyroidism?

What causes the enlargement of a thyroid gland with a goiter or hyperthyroidism?

Depends: Hi. Goiter (abnormal size/shape of thyroid) can occur with hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and euthyroidism. Broadly, goiter results from autoimmunity, benign tumors, or cancers. If you see an endocrinologist, this will be sorted out. You have Dr. Michael McDermott right there at CU School of Med, a great doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the cost for seeing a endocrinologist for hyperthyroidism caused by a goiter. I have no insurance and already paid for the lab work.

What is the cost for seeing a endocrinologist for hyperthyroidism caused by a goiter. I have no insurance and already paid for the lab work.

Prices Vary: This is not an answer to get on an international website. Prices will vary based upon the location. Your family physician should be able to help you find a good expert. Then calling them will give you the specifics you require. ...Read more

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My sister has hyperthyroidism, but without goiter and no eye problem (no eye protrusion or vision loss) , what can be the possible causes?

My sister has hyperthyroidism, but without goiter and no eye problem (no eye protrusion or vision loss) , what can be the possible causes?

That's what: Hyperthyroidism is. A certain kind of hyperthyroidism, known as graves' disease, is usually associated with goiter and can have eye problems -- but good old, garden variety hyperthyroidism is just an overactive thyroid. We don't know the cause, it just occurs in a certain percentage of people. ...Read more

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TSH level was .85. Ultrasound confirmed I have an enlarged thyroid with a goiter on the right side of thyroid. Have a ton of symptoms, hyperthyroidism?

TSH level was .85. Ultrasound confirmed I have an enlarged thyroid with a goiter on the right side of thyroid. Have a ton of symptoms, hyperthyroidism?

Thyroid: In most labs the TSH level would be quite low and indicate hyperthyroidism (excess T4) though this should be measured to ensure it is not due to other factors. You should be evaluated for the various causes like Graves, Toxic adenoma, and hyperplasia. Then a best treatment can be offered. ...Read more

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Why could I swing back & forth from hypothyroid and hyperthyroid (thyrotoxicosis)? Neg. antibodies for Hashi's and Graves'. Have multinodular goiter.

Why could I swing back & forth from hypothyroid and hyperthyroid (thyrotoxicosis)? Neg. antibodies for Hashi's and Graves'. Have multinodular goiter.

Thyroid: It often depends on when you take your medicine. I think it best to take thyroid medicine at bedtime. Give it a bit of time and your levels should be stable. Yes, they could be stable and high or stable and low. Once you have settled on that please see your doctor. ...Read more

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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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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more