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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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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 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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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 (thyroxine) 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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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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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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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 (liothyronine) 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 (liothyronine) 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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Is a goiter painful?

Is a goiter painful?

Painful goiter: It can be -- infection can cause goiter and pain. This is called acute thyroiditis. Most goiters are painless. ...Read more

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What conditions can cause goiter?

What conditions can cause 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. ...Read more

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What is the best med. For goiter?

Depends: If it's due to iodine deficiency (uncommon in most countries) it's iodine. If it's due to hypothyroidism, you need thyroid hormone replacement. If it's due to hyperthyroidism you need treatment with radioiodine or antithyroid drugs. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the cause of goiter of women?

What is the cause of goiter of women?

Many causes.: Overactive (grave's disease) or underactive thyroid, usually secondary to hashimoto's thyroiditis will cause a goiter. In graves', thyroid stimulating antibodies stimulate TSH receptors. In hypothyroidism, the pituitary gland producces more tsh, trying to keep up, but enlarging thyroid tissue at the same time. Benign multinodular goiters, and even solitary nodules can do this. Women more so! ...Read more

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What is the right position of goiter?

Don't understand: I'm sorry, you need to send in another question. Yours doesn't make any sense. ...Read more

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What food I'm gonna eat if have goiter?

Iodine: The most common cause of goiter world wide is from Iodine deficiency. Foods rich in iodine include sea vegetables, cranberries, yogurt, strawberries and potatoes. There are other reasons for goiter, so be sure see your physician to ensure it truly is from iodine deficiency. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a goiter in men?

Neck swelling/swallo: Swelling of neck and if it is very big it may cause difficulty in swallowing and if it is toxic goiter it may give bulging eyeballs, tremors, weight loss, rapid heart beat and palpitation, heat intolerance.
Ang if it is associated with hypothyroidism it will cause sluggishness, weight gain, cold intolerance, dry skin and depression. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of having a goiter,?

Goiter: What r some symptoms of a goiter? ANS:1. Visible palpable enlarged thyroid. 2. Slow metabolism caused by low thyroid. 3. Cold, slow moving. 4. Does not smile after being asked to whistle. 5. Frog like voice when speaking (advanced) 6. Psychosis (advanced). Recommend you google 4 more information Many areas of the world have soil low n Iodine & using iodized salt prevents. Called endemic goiter. ...Read more

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Why is goiter not as rare in the united states?

Not true: Good old fashioned iodide deficient goiters are no longer seen in the US.
However, when imaging studies are done for other reasons, we are beginning to ascertain incidentally generous sized thyroid glands (and nodules within the gland) more often.
If the function of the gland is normal, and there are no antibodies against the gland in a person without any compressive symptoms, this can be ignored. ...Read more

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If someone have goiter what food not allowed to eat?

If someone have goiter what food not allowed to eat?

Cause of goiter: It is more important to determine the cause of goiter. Goiter is the term for enlarged thyroid gland and you need to consult your doctor to ascertain the cause and have proper treatment. ...Read more

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Is goiter contagious?

No: You cannot "catch" a goiter from others. But there are parts of the world with iodine deficiency, so that many residents will develop goiters. Within families, there may be a predisposition to auto-immunity, so that the immune system makes antibodies that target thyroid proteins, and can cause multiple family members to develop a goiter. ...Read more

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Is a goiter treatable?

Yes: Treatment will depend on what triggered the goiter.It can vary from simple medication to surgical removal. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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Does a goiter cause headaches?

Unlikely: A goiter usually is not associated with headaches. ...Read more

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Above my chin that is a goiter?

Above my chin that is a goiter?

Anatomy: Above a chin is your mouth. The thyroid is below your chin, where your 'adams apple' is. A goiter is in the thyroid. ...Read more

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Can u tell me how to treat goiter?

Can u tell me how to treat goiter?

How Rx Goiter?: Someone of unknown age, gender, ethnicity or medical Hx asksL Can u tell me how to treat goiter?

ANS: Yes, find out cause of your goiter and treat that. Happy to do 2nd opinion to get more information such as age labs, where you live, thyroid tests and help more. Causes differ by geography so cannot really give you good info without more info from you. ...Read more

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Can goiter come bak after surgery?

Recurrent goiter: Hello, if you have a partial thyroidectomy, then a goiter could occur in the remaining portion of your thyroid. ...Read more

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When will goiter surgery be necessary?

When will goiter surgery be necessary?

Size: If the thyroid enlarges enough that it starts to cause swallowing difficulties, speaking difficulties, or breathing difficulties. Usually do not want to wait until the symptoms listed above are severe, or if it is so large that the surgery becomes more difficult. ...Read more

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Which one is zymotic, goiter or mumps?

Both: Zymotic is an old term used for conditions that are endemic or epidemic. Goiter is a condition of the thyroid that occurs usually from low iodine and could be endemic to an area. Mumps is a viral infection and while due to immunizations is not frequently found but in the past could become epidemic.
You would have to be more specific for a better answer. ...Read more

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How to recover fast after goiter surgery?

How to recover fast after goiter surgery?

Depends: First - do you need the surgery?
Second - is the surgeon trained to do a minimally invasive approach? Recovery from that is usually just a few hours vs overnight in the hospital for more conventional procedures.
Make sure this is an experienced thyroid surgeon who knows his/her way around the neck. ...Read more

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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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How to differentiate goiter and a fat neck?

Physical exam: A careful exam by a healthcare provider who will know the anatomy and will be able to feel the outline of the thyroid -- (from the greek language meaning "shaped like a shield"). Sometimes an ultrasound is used. ...Read more

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What is a simple goiter? How is it treated?

What is a simple goiter? How is it treated?

Nothing to worry: A simple goiter is a mild enlargement of your thyroid. In this case simple means there are no concerning features on physical exam to warrant any further investigation. ...Read more

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Is it normal for having operation of goiter?

Is it normal for having operation of goiter?

Possible: If the goiter is causing compressive symptoms: swallowing or breathing, then surgery might be necessary. ...Read more

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Foods shoulb be avoid in multinoduler goiter?

Foods shoulb be avoid in multinoduler goiter?

No food restrictions: Worldwide, the common reason for goiter is a lack of iodine, known as iodine deficiency. In order to absorb as much iodine from the bloodstream as possible, the thyroid gets bigger due to an increase in thyroid cells. In america, people get enough iodine in their diet (usually through iodine added to salt), so there aren't good nor bad foods with regard to the thyroid problem. ...Read more

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What is the differencebetween goiter and mumps?

What is the differencebetween goiter and mumps?

Thyroid and parotid: Goiter is a swelling of the thyroid gland, and mumps is an infection of parotid gland by mumps virus. Goiter is the one you see at the midline of the front of the neck, and mumps is a swelling you see in front of the ear on the side of the face. Goiter may be due to under or over-function of thyroid gland, and needs to be checked by a doctor. Mumps is highly contagious, but usually it heals. ...Read more

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Can a goiter grow on only one side of the neck?

Yes: Goiter is simply the term for an enlarged thyroid. Usually it is bilateral (both sides) but you can have marked difference from one side or the other. One sided masses of the thyroid are more concerning for a thyroid cancer, and so should be evaluated at least with an ultrasound, and perhaps with a needle biopsy. ...Read more