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Does an enlarged goiter affect your voice?

Does an enlarged goiter affect your voice?

Thyroid effects: There are a few ways the thyroid can affect the voice. If it's underactive, you can get thickening of the vocal folds which will change the voice. Also, thyroid cancer can invade into the nerve that controls the voice so it can do it, too. Finally, a vrey big goiter can compress the nerve leading to bad function. A large thyroid can also affect swallowing. ...Read more

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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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Can an enlarged goiter cause a weak voice?

Maybe: I'd be more concerned that a lump on the thyroid and a weak voice could mean thyroid cancer. An ENT head and neck surgeon can evaluate the thyroid and check your voice box to see what's going on. A large goiter might affect the voice by pushing on the airway, but the chief symptom would be shortness of breath. ...Read more

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I have a Multinodular goiter with 7 nodules, largest 2 on isthmus at 2.1 & 2.7 cm. Could these cause breathing, swallowing & voice issues when I eat?

I have a Multinodular goiter with 7 nodules, largest 2 on isthmus at 2.1 & 2.7 cm. Could these cause breathing, swallowing & voice issues when I eat?

Anatomical: Yes, these potentially could cause some issues with pressing inwards and giving feeling of pressure, and swallowing, voice issues. Your ultrasounds and exam would help delineate this more clearly though! ...Read more

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I looks and feels like I have a goiter. Feeling like something in throat with voice hoarsness.thyroid bloods show normal. What to do?

I looks and feels like I have a goiter. Feeling like something in throat with voice hoarsness.thyroid bloods show normal. What to do?

Further Evaluation: Dear Cat2842, You should probably have imaging to determine if you have swollen glands or a mass in your throat or chest. A CT scan of your neck and chest would be a way to start. ...Read more

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Can you have a goiter without it being visible? Meaning you do not see neck enlargement?Thank you

Can you have a goiter without it being visible? Meaning you do not see neck enlargement?Thank you

Goiter: Yes. It depends on the size of your neck and the thyroid. Many multinodular goiters in US and Europe are subclinical on visual inspection and may only be appreciated on careful palpation or ultrasound. ...Read more

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How does a person get goiter? What are its symptoms? How to treat it? Is there any medicine to stop its enlargement?

How does a person get goiter? What are its symptoms? How to treat it? Is there any medicine to stop its enlargement?

Goiter: A 'goiter' means a diffusely enlarged thyroid gland and there are a number of causes. There may be no symptoms or the vague sense of neck tightness. Best for you to see your primary care physician to start, and then perhaps an endocrinologist. Surgeons get involved only when necessary. ...Read more

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Slightly enlarged goiter - what does it mean?

Slightly enlarged goiter - what does it mean?

Goiter: A goiter means a diffusely enlarged thyroid gland and there are a number of causes. There may be no symptoms or the vague sense of neck tightness. Best for you to see your primary care physician to start, and then perhaps an endocrinologist. Surgeons get involved only when necessary. ...Read more

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Can any food supplements like amway & usana help in reducing an enlarged goiter which is not functioning at all?

No: Most "idiopathic nodular goiter" is probably caused by genetic mutations with little malignant potential. Diet won't affect it but suppressing the thyroid-pituitary system by giving supplemental thyroid may reduce the thyroid's size. ...Read more

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I have multinodular goiters only one has changed enlarged x2 within 6 months. Fnb neg. Also have hashimotoes some minor compression.Surgery or watch?

I have multinodular goiters only one has changed enlarged x2 within 6 months. Fnb neg. Also have hashimotoes  some minor compression.Surgery or watch?

On right course: Your are already on right path, your doctor is following you in a correct way, your chances of being malignant is slight, your doctor already did fna biopsy to make sure it it is not malignant , you have no air way obstruction, no rush to go for surgery , right now. ...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