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How to shrink multinodular goiter without surgery?

How to shrink multinodular goiter without surgery?

Goiter/FNA: The cause of your goiter determines the possible therapies and yes it can be treated medically. Overall size, compression, response to medical therapy, fna biopsy, cancer are important so work with your team of docs. A surgery consult can give you lots of information about the risk/benefit of therapy with surgery. You have choices, good luck. ...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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How to shrink a multi-nodular toxic goiter? I am taking iodine / selenium. I am vegan. Goiter has been slowly growing over the last 10 years. Currently about the size of a golf ball. My levels are t4 18.6, t3 6, tsh 0.01

How to shrink a multi-nodular toxic goiter? I am taking iodine / selenium. I am vegan. Goiter has been slowly growing over the last 10 years. Currently about the size of a golf ball. My levels are t4 18.6, t3 6, tsh 0.01

Abnormal : your thyroid lab work is normal you need a face-to-face visit with an endocrinologist and appropriate testing and treatment of your thyroid you may have an overactive thyroid which can be very serious medical problem seek medical attention the next few days ...Read more

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Can a goiter shrink without surgery?

Can a goiter shrink without surgery?

Goiter: Yes -- it can and often does. Goiter is usually an inflammatory reaction caused by an autoimmune disorder. This can wax and wane as antibody levels do. Sometimes thyroid hormone replacement can shrink it to a degree but not always. ...Read more

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Is there a natural remedy to shrink a goiter?

Is there a natural remedy to shrink a goiter?

Goiter: I know of no "natural" remedy for goiter. Synthroid is usually the first medicine given, and if that does not help, surgery or radioactive iodine would be the next step. ...Read more

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My brother has had, in the past, 3 heart attacks. He has a very large goiter and his heart doctor does not want him to have surgery. How to shrink it?

My brother has had, in the past, 3 heart attacks. He has a very large goiter and his heart doctor does not want him to have surgery. How to shrink it?

Sounds like: Heart disease is a much bigger issue than the goiter. In the period of time after an mi, all elective surgery is deferred due to the additional stress on the patient. There are medical options to "shrink it" but it is likely not necessary. ...Read more

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Can a hashimoto thyroid goiter be shrunk with diet?

Can a hashimoto thyroid goiter be shrunk with diet?

No effect of diet: Unfortunately, it is an autoimmune disease, controlled by antibodies to the thyroid, and diet will not help. If you are hypothyroid, you may benefit from levothyroxine. But it is hard to get that inflamed thyroid to shrink. ...Read more

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How to control a goiter?

How to control a goiter?

Depends on cause: If it is a diffuse goiter, it may be caused by high tsh, which can arise in hypothyroidism or iodine deficiency (rare in usa, as salt is iodinated) or excessive goitrogens in susceptible ppl (like cauliflower). Treating the hypothyroidism can slow growth, if the above is the cause. If enlarging modules is the cause, surgery. Depends on cause, radioactive iodine may help. ...Read more

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Does lithium cause goiter?

It can: Lithium use is most commonly associated with a thyroid goiter with normal thyroid hormone levels. More rarely, hyperthyroidism may occur. ...Read more

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Goiter (Definition)

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