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Can a small right sided goiter cause right sided ear pain?

Can a small right sided goiter cause right sided ear pain?

Goiter: Goiter, a enlargement of the thyroid causes swallowing problems and (rarely) breathing problems. I think your ear pain is from something else. Feel better. ...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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Can sore throat, ears and gland be from goiter?

Can sore throat, ears and gland be from goiter?

Goiter: Depending on the size of the thyroid gland, yes it is possible. ...Read more

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My goiter hurts all the time, my ear hurts, the one above my goiter. I've become dizzy and forgetful over the last 2 months..

My goiter hurts all the time, my ear hurts, the one above my goiter. I've become dizzy and forgetful over the last 2 months..

May be related?: Painful goiter should probably be evaluated by your doc as it may be interfering with your thyroid hormone levels. This could be a potential contributor to the dizzy / forgetful symptoms, but kind of a stretch without other more likely symptoms. The pain in your ear could also be related but i think unlikely. ...Read more

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I have multi nodular goiter, over the past 2 days i've had a stabbing pain in left ear along with pain in the left side of my throat. Is it related?

I have multi nodular goiter, over the past 2 days i've had a stabbing pain in left ear along with pain in the left side of my throat. Is it related?

Not likely: You probably have a throat irritation(like reflux) or infection(pharyngitis). There is a nerve in your throat which has branches in the ear. When that nerve in your throat is inflamed you can get ear pain. Multi modular goitered are rarely the cause of such complaints and one should look elsewhere for the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a goiter pushing over esophagus, pretty big never saw endocrinologist, ear, nose, throat doctor recommended surgery. Some thoughts?

I have a goiter pushing over esophagus, pretty big never saw endocrinologist, ear, nose, throat doctor recommended surgery. Some thoughts?

Obstruction: Neck mass, regardless of the organ or cause, at a certain size (also regardless of delay) need relief of obstruction (airway/feeding tube). Primary concern is avoid loss of airway. Surgery might be the best choice if you are obstructed. However, most of the thyroid related diseases require both medical and surgical therapies. Be prepared for both. Take family with you to your doc visits. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is a goiter considered a mass?

Is a goiter considered a mass?

Goiter: If you consider a pimple a mass. Goiter is an enlarged thyroid gland. Usually from inflammation, rarely infection, even more rarely from tumors or cysts. Some inflammatory area are called "nodules" and these can turn malignant. ...Read more

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I woke up with a large lump on thyroid. US showed goiter, multiple nodules with 2 of them > 3 cm. Labs = normal. Can that happen that quick? Im 35.

Thyroid cysts: A thyroid cyst/s can expand and enlarge quickly. Most likely, these are not new but just expanding. The ultrasound can tell you about the characteristics of the nodules and whether or not they have fluid components. If there is something solid in them, they need to be biopsied. If there are many and they are causing swallowing issues already, surgery might be an option. ...Read more

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I had a large goiter removed but left the thyroid because it was healthy. I now have a new lump but in a different area. Can you get a new goiter.?

I had a large goiter removed but left the thyroid because it was healthy.  I now have a new lump but in a different area.  Can you get a new goiter.?

Yes: You can get new nodules on the remaining side. It it's small, you can follow it with ultrasound to monitor for changes. You might not need to have another surgery unless it starts causing swallowing or breathing problem. If it grows over time, you might need a biopsy. ...Read more

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Goiter (Definition)

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