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What is the difference hyperthyroidism and goiter?

What is the difference hyperthyroidism and goiter?

Thyroid disorders: Goiter simply means your thyroid is larger than normal. It tells you nothing about thyroid function. Most people with goiter have normal thyroid function, some are hypothyroid, some are hyperthyroid. Hyperthyroidism means overactive (high) thyroid levels, and typically requires treatment. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I have hyperthyroid and have a goiter on my neck. Can it become cancer?

I have hyperthyroid and have a goiter on my neck. Can it become cancer?

Not likely: There are several possible explanations for hyperthyroidism + goiter. At age 35, the most common cause is graves' disease, not a cancerous condition. Sometimes hyper is caused by multiple thyroid nodules. In that case, we do a iodine thyroid scan to identify nodules causing the hyper (hot nodules) and nodules not causing it (cold). Cold nodules can be cancerous, but not very often. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me is toxic goiter and hyperthyroidism the same ?

Can anyone tell me is toxic goiter and hyperthyroidism the same ?

Generally yes: Hyperthyroidism refers to the thyroid over-producing thyroid hormone leading to higher-than-normal thyroid hormone levels in the blood. "toxic" in the case of toxic goiter is short for thyrotoxic (having higher-than-normal thyroid hormone levels in the blood, and toxic goiter means that in addition to high thyroid hormone levels, the thyroid is enlarged. Often if you have one, you have both. ...Read more

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What causes the enlargement of a thyroid gland with a goiter or hyperthyroidism?

What causes the enlargement of a thyroid gland with a goiter or hyperthyroidism?

Depends: Hi. Goiter (abnormal size/shape of thyroid) can occur with hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and euthyroidism. Broadly, goiter results from autoimmunity, benign tumors, or cancers. If you see an endocrinologist, this will be sorted out. You have Dr. Michael McDermott right there at CU School of Med, a great doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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

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 ...Read more

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What is the cost for seeing a endocrinologist for hyperthyroidism caused by a goiter. I have no insurance and already paid for the lab work.

What is the cost for seeing a endocrinologist for hyperthyroidism caused by a goiter. I have no insurance and already paid for the lab work.

Prices Vary: This is not an answer to get on an international website. Prices will vary based upon the location. Your family physician should be able to help you find a good expert. Then calling them will give you the specifics you require. ...Read more

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Had a bout with hyperthyroidism with multi nodules (2 goiters.) I got my blood work back to normal using natural iodine. However, the two endos. I saw disagree on whether they are toxic or not. Is there a test for that?

Had a bout with  hyperthyroidism with multi nodules (2 goiters.) I got my blood work back to normal using natural iodine. However, the two endos. I saw disagree on whether they are toxic or not. Is there a test for that?

Nodules: Some thyroid nodules do produce thyroid hormone and can cause hyperthyroidism. A nuclear thyroid scan is used to diagnose toxic thyroid nodules, but I'm not sure whether the taking of iodide therapy would nullify the scan accuracy. Your thyroidologist or endocrinologist can answer this question best. ...Read more

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My sister has hyperthyroidism, but without goiter and no eye problem (no eye protrusion or vision loss) , what can be the possible causes?

My sister has hyperthyroidism, but without goiter and no eye problem (no eye protrusion or vision loss) , what can be the possible causes?

That's what: Hyperthyroidism is. A certain kind of hyperthyroidism, known as graves' disease, is usually associated with goiter and can have eye problems -- but good old, garden variety hyperthyroidism is just an overactive thyroid. We don't know the cause, it just occurs in a certain percentage of people. ...Read more

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TSH level was .85. Ultrasound confirmed I have an enlarged thyroid with a goiter on the right side of thyroid. Have a ton of symptoms, hyperthyroidism?

TSH level was .85. Ultrasound confirmed I have an enlarged thyroid with a goiter on the right side of thyroid. Have a ton of symptoms, hyperthyroidism?

Thyroid: In most labs the TSH level would be quite low and indicate hyperthyroidism (excess T4) though this should be measured to ensure it is not due to other factors. You should be evaluated for the various causes like Graves, Toxic adenoma, and hyperplasia. Then a best treatment can be offered. ...Read more

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Why could I swing back & forth from hypothyroid and hyperthyroid (thyrotoxicosis)? Neg. antibodies for Hashi's and Graves'. Have multinodular goiter.

Why could I swing back & forth from hypothyroid and hyperthyroid (thyrotoxicosis)? Neg. antibodies for Hashi's and Graves'. Have multinodular goiter.

Thyroid: It often depends on when you take your medicine. I think it best to take thyroid medicine at bedtime. Give it a bit of time and your levels should be stable. Yes, they could be stable and high or stable and low. Once you have settled on that please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Eye checkup Dr said eyes dry. Asked about Thyroid. My mother hypo. My GM was goiters. Is it Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism that would give dry eyes?

Eye checkup Dr said eyes dry. Asked about Thyroid. My mother hypo. My GM was goiters. Is it Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism that would give dry eyes?

Both: Both conditions can have dry eyes as a symptom, as can numerous other conditions such as aging, environmental exposures (wind, dust, excessive sunlight), medications like antihistamines, decongestants, sleep aides, antidepressants, diuretics, etc. ...Read more

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Uptake scan shows overactive thyroid but tests are normal. Bulging eyes, fatigue, goiter, insomnia, dry skin. Tsh, t4, t3 (liothyronine) normal, whats causing symps?

Uptake scan shows overactive thyroid but tests are normal. Bulging eyes, fatigue, goiter, insomnia, dry skin. Tsh, t4, t3 (liothyronine) normal, whats causing symps?

Look for other cause: Hello Javae. Your symptoms are unlike due to hyperthyroidism since your labs are normal . Bulging eyes could be related to euthyroid Graves's disease . Thyroid Antibody level test could confirm that . You need further evaluation to determine cause of your symptoms ...Read more

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Don't laugh! can putting an ice pack on my throat reduce the swelling? (i have a goiter & i hate it w/a fiery passion) could it be harmful?

Don't laugh! can putting an ice pack on my throat reduce the swelling? (i have a goiter & i hate it w/a fiery passion) could it be harmful?

Goiter: Is an enlarged thyroid gland. It could be due to an under active gland but there are different reasons for it but ice packs will not make it go down. You should be seeing a doctor since an evaluation will tell you why you have it and what the best treatment would be. It could just be you need to take medicine. May not be serious but get it checked out. ...Read more

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I had total thyroidectomy due to huge multinodular goiter with compression 1 week ago. Is a 1.5" diameter X 3" long swelling needing narcotics typical?

Post-op pain: This really depends on how the surgery went. Opioids for post-op pain is fine, it has been 1.5 weeks so the need for the opioid should have reduced as you should be healing quite well. ...Read more

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I am hypothyroid. How can I check my own neck/throat for signs goiter is starting ? Where to feel on neck for swelling?

I am hypothyroid. How can I check my own neck/throat for signs goiter is starting ? Where to feel on neck for swelling?

Hypothyroid: I hope your Primary doctor controls your thyroid gland regularly. Please don't check your thyroid gland unless you thing there is something new - contact your doctor. Hope all goes well! ...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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What is the best treament for diffuse toxic goiter?Im a hyperthyroidtism

I131 or pills: Most endocrinologists recommend radioiodine, but some like to use pills. Unfortunately the pills rarely give you a permanent cure. Radioiodine does, but can result in hypothyroidism. Discuss with an endocrinologist. ...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. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more