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What are the symptomsof nontoxic goiter?

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

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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What can cause nontoxic goiter?

What can cause  nontoxic 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. Toxic goiters produce excess thyroxine. ...Read more

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How will nontoxic goiter affect the body?

Goiters are: Quite noticeable, and cosmetic issues to a point. Very big goiters can compress airways and cause swallowing trouble and may require surgical removal. ...Read more

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Will nontoxic goiter affect children differently than adults?

Goiters are: Quite noticeable, and cosmetic issues to a point. Very big goiters can compress airways and cause swallowing trouble and may require surgical removal. Usually (and tehy are unusual) they are more noticeable in kids. ...Read more

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How will an ultrasound diagnose nontoxic goiter?

Sonar images: Ultrasound uses the variation in the 2 dimensional images produced by scanning the thyroid like a fisherman uses sonar to find a school of fish under his boat. Enough thyroid us's have been done to develop pictures of how big each part of the gland should be at a given age in a given condition. ...Read more

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What exactly does nontoxic uninodular goiter mean/?

What exactly does nontoxic uninodular goiter mean/?

Goiter: Goiter is simple enlargement of the thyroid gland. Most often, it's due to insufficient dietary iodine or familial inheritance. Non-toxic means that you are not producing an abnormal amount of thyroid hormone. Uninodular would specifically mean that you have a single nodule within the thyroid. Usually a solitary nodule should be evaluated with needle biopsy or followed closely with ultrasound. ...Read more

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Can a nontoxic uninodular goiter become cancerous?

Can a nontoxic uninodular goiter become cancerous?

May need biopsy: A solitary nodule in a goiter, that is "cold" on scan, needs to be biopsied by someone who is good at this. Although the likelihood of cancer is low, maybe 10%, but it needs to be checked out. ...Read more

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If I have a hemi thyroidectomy for nontoxic multinodular goiter, the other lobe that is already mild enlarged will grow faster and forms nodules?

Goiter: Yes, the other side of your thyroid may grow. If your doctor treats you with levothyroxine, it may not grow as much, but there is a risk of making you hyperthyroid. It sounds like the remaining lobe also has nodules. Presumably the removed thyroid was free of cancer; why was the surgery performed? You probably should see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Nontoxic multinodular (2) goiter; one is 7x6x8 mm solid without: irregular border, calcifications, or blood flow. Risks?

Nontoxic multinodular (2) goiter; one is 7x6x8 mm solid without: irregular border, calcifications, or blood flow. Risks?

Nodules: More than one nodule generally suggests benign nodules, but i think an evaluation by a thyroidologist is the best approach to the diagnosis and follow-up of thyroid nodules. ...Read more

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US found 5mm nodule on left thyroid. Doctor says swelling face/neck not cause. No biopsy , too small. Why? Nontoxic multinodulor goiter as of 11/2014

US found 5mm nodule on left thyroid. Doctor says swelling face/neck not cause. No biopsy , too small. Why? Nontoxic multinodulor goiter as of 11/2014

Agree: 5 mm nodule is very small to biopsy . Nodules less than 1 cm have no significant risk of cancer. You need to have thyroid ultrasound every year to check and measure size of this nodule ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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