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I fell down the stairs and i hit my neck, where my thyroid goiter is and it hurts despite taking paracetamol, what should I do?

I fell down the stairs and i hit my neck, where my thyroid goiter is and it hurts despite taking paracetamol, what should I do?

Throat pain: While i seriously doubt that this would affect your thyroid levels you do need to be evaluated if the pain continues. Questions that i would ask would include does the pain stay in your neck or doesn't radiate into your shoulders or into your arms. Also are you having difficulty swallowing. If the answer to any of these questions is yes you should seek help immediately. ...Read more

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I'm starting to have rashes on my neck, where my thyroid goiter is, it's very painful and itchy, what cream can I use?

I'm starting to have rashes on my neck, where my thyroid goiter is, it's very painful and itchy, what cream can I use?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Had ultrasound on neck, diagnosis as goiter. Thyroid tests came back normal. This was year ago. Should i follow up with the goiter situation?

Had ultrasound on neck, diagnosis as goiter. Thyroid tests came back normal. This was year ago. Should i follow up with the goiter situation?

Yes you need to: Goiter needs follow up at least once a year to see if it is changing in size. Since it can grow or change into cancer, most thyroid specialistsd(endocrinologists) would advise removal with thyroid surgery. So go see one and find out your options to solve this problelm. ...Read more

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Swelling in front of neck present with normal thyroid us and lab results. Goiter? Lymph nodes? Neuro symptoms are present. Who to see? What to ask?

Swelling in front of neck present with normal thyroid us and lab results. Goiter? Lymph nodes? Neuro symptoms are present. Who to see? What to ask?

Swollen neck: It sounds like you're in the middle of a medical assessment of this. The normal thyroid ultrasound pretty much excludes a goiter, and typically this exam would also see, and describe, lymph nodes or other abnormal structures substantial enough cause noticeable swelling. What kind of "neuro symptoms"? I would talk with the Dr. who ordered US. See if there are any clues in that report. Neurologist? ...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

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

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I have thyroid goiter with positive thyroid antibodies; eurothyroid. Does this mean have autoimmune d/o?

I have thyroid goiter with positive thyroid antibodies; eurothyroid. Does this mean have autoimmune d/o?

Not necessarily: Euthyroid means that at the moment you do not have biochemical hypo or hyperthyroidism. Not everyone with positive thyroid antibodies develops autoimmune thyroid disease. However, given that we know that your antibodies are positive, i would have your thyroid tests monitored regularly. How often depends on your doctors opinion. I monitor people like you twice early. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce a thyroid goiter?

What can I do to reduce a thyroid goiter?

Cause??: If a goiter is the result of anti-thyroid antibodies and your thyroid function is normal, there isn't much to be done. It will eventually go down on its own as long as thryoid function is kept normal. If from over/under active thyroid, medication may help. Multinodular goiters are more complicated and may need surgery. Other reasons also, so please discuss cause/treatment options with doctor. ...Read more

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What is a goiter on the thyroid caused by?

What is a goiter on the thyroid caused by?

Iodine deficiency,,,: By far, the most common cause of goiter is iodine deficiency, to the extent of 90% of cases. Diseases, like hyper and hypo thyroidism are also causes. ...Read more

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Does having a thyroid goiter affect your weight?

Does having a thyroid goiter affect your weight?

It might...: Goiter is simply an enlarged thyroid. A goiter may or may not produce a normal amount of thyroid hormone. A simple lab test can tell if your thyroid levels are normal or not. If your lab results are normal, then your goiter is probably not affecting your weight. On the contrary, a normal sized thyroid can also run high or low and affect your weight. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Shari Jackson
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more