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I was wondering are goitres hereditary?

I was wondering are goitres hereditary?

Yes: Multinodular goiters are familial. Autoimmune thyroid disease that can cause goiters typically run along the female side of the family. ...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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When should a goitre be removed?

When should a goitre be removed?

CA or symptoms: 1) if cancer is likely - usually determined by fine needle biospy. 2) if you are hyperthyroid (too much thyroid hormone) - thyroidectomy is one option. 3) symptoms: if you are having trouble swallowing, breathing, or it is big enough to cause major cosmetic issues, 4) if it is substernal (behind the breast bone). ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get goitre again?

Is it possible for you to get goitre again?

Yes: Goiter means having an enlarged thyroid. Even after having surgery to remove part of your thyroid, it can grow back after a number of years. ...Read more

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How long will it take for my goitre to disappear?

How long will it take for my goitre to disappear?

Depends: Hi. Goiter is a very imprecise term: there are uninodular, multi nodular, and diffuse goiters, which may be associated with normal, hyper, or hypothyroid function, and benignity or malignancy. Goiters tend to stay about the same in most case (of course some grow). If you have a Graves' goiter and the Graves' is treated, the goiter will shrink. Too many variables without knowing your case. Depends. ...Read more

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I have simple goitre and is there any solution to it.

I have simple goitre and is there any solution to it.

Depends: You doctor will need to discuss the causes of goiter and possible thyroid conditions that could be present. Some solutions are simple, others more complex. The space here will not allow for full discussion, but would recommend follow up soon to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What effects will exophthalmic goitre have on the body?

What effects will exophthalmic goitre have on the body?

Stimulate it : This type of goiter usually occurs in a condition called grave's disease. The thryoid is overactive and causes the body to be overly stimulated. The heart beats faster, the body speeds up and the metabolic rate goes up. With this, the person usually loses weight and starts to feel very weak. Eventually if not treated, it can become a serious problem. ...Read more

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What to do if I have something kind of goitre, what to do ?

See your doctor: For a proper medical evaluation. A goiter is a very nonspecific term. It could involve a single thyroid nodule or it could involve multiplel nodules. Please see your doctor so that the proper evaluation including lab testing and radiologic testing can be performed. ...Read more

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Please I need the names of the drugs for the goitre to melt?

Please I need the names of the drugs for the goitre to melt?

If your: thyroid is underactive, brand name T4 replacement will probably shrink it some, If you have iodine deficiency (rare) iodine replacement will shrink it. If you have hyperthyroidism, radioiodine therapy will shrink it. Otherwise, there are no drubs that will "melt" your thyroid. ...Read more

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Can you get a goitre after a thyroidectomy?

Yes: I have patients that have had half of the gland removed. The other half can then continue to grow and need to be removed. This is rare and may take many years to develop. Most have no problem. It would be even rarer if the remnant were very small. ...Read more

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