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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How did a thyroid goiter and nodules grow so fast. 5 months! Was just diagnosed 6 days ago with hyperthyroidism?

Toxic nodular Goiter: Toxic nodular goiter can hide a 10-20% risk of thyroid cancer. Need a beta-blocker like propranolol to control some symptoms like rapid heart rate to prevent heart failure. http://www. Thyroid. Org/patient-thyroid-information/ct-for-patients/vol-6-issue-11/vol-6-issue-11-p-6-7/ http://www. Endocrine. Niddk. Nih. Gov/pubs/Hyperthyroidism/ http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000317.htm

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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.

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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

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

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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.

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Can a goiter pinch a nerve?

Can a goiter pinch a nerve?

Which nerve?: Rarely, a goiter can affect the recurrent laryngeal nerve that goes to the voice box, and cause hoarseness.

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What does goiter look like?

Nick mass: A goiter typically involves enlargement of the thyroid which can be manifest as an enlargement in the front part of the neck.

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Food cannot eat f u had goiter?

Food cannot eat f u had goiter?

Mostly bromine: Some worry about raw cruciferous veggies like broccoli ; cauliflower -- but you can avoid the problem by cooking them. The main culprit is brominated compounds, found in some soft drinks like mountain dew, gatorade, sun drop, squirt, fresca and other citrus-flavored sodas; pesticides on strawberries, etc; bakery goods ; flours containing potassium bromate http://tinyurl. Com/y9lfc3w read labels!

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Does goiter recur? What does that mean?

Usually not: Hi. Usually once you have a goiter, it's there to stay. However, if the goiter is due to Graves' disease and you get treated with radioactive iodine, that'll using shrink the goiter. Hashimoto's goiters and non-toxic nodular goiters usually stay as-is. Nodular goiters need to be considered for possibility of thyroid cancer.

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How do you know if you are getting a goiter?

Goiter: Please don't be foolish...See your primary care doctor to have an ultrasound of the thyroid or a ct scan specifically for the thyroid. Goiters are an outgrowth from the thyroid. They can be benign but they can also be malignant. Don't take a chance, get this evaluated.

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What're the risks involved with goiter removal?

Depends: On the surgeon. Who told you the goiter must be removed? Are you having symptoms of compression? What is the cause of the goiter? An overactive or underactive thyroid? See a thyroidologist before a surgeon.

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What are the best organic medicine for having a goiter?

Whoa: If you have a goiter, you need to get with your physician and find out why. Dequervain's will self-cure. If you have graves' or hashimoto's, your life depends on compliance with an evidence-based scientific regimen. If you have common nodular goiter or a big thyroid from goitrogens in your diet, your physician can direct you in its management. "pop" remedies are adjuncts only.

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Please explain what are the causes, symptoms and medication of goiter?

Depends: Footers come when your thyroid is working too hard. If your diet is lacking iodine you can get a goiter. If your body makes antibodies against your own thyroid (like being allergic to yourself) you can get a goiter to. It is a big like knot in the center of your neck and should not be painful. Usually the medication needed is thyroid supplementation

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