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What Causes Goiters To Start Hurting
Can sleeping facedown hurt my goiter? I've had pain there the past few weeks; i sleep on my back now but the pain persists. Could I have injured it?
Shouldn't: Sleeping on your thyroid shouldn't hurt. Usually goiters don't hurt anyway. If you are having pain in your thyroid, you should have an evaluation to figure out why. ...Read more
It may atually help: Goiters or enlarged thyroid glands usually are caused by autoimmune thyroid disease. This will eventually cause the thyroid to become underactive(hypothyroid). Normal thryoid status is essential to normal growth and development. If thyroid medicine is needed levothyroxine (synthroid is one trade name) is essential. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I have been treated for osteoporosis 4 years ago. Now my hips i-e greater trochanters hurt when i lay on my sides. I also have a small goiter diagnosed as enlarged thyroid. Plz prescribe
Diagnoses needed.: Osteoporosis is not painful unless a fracture is present. Pain in the hips could be arthritis or tendonitis. X-rays and examination by an orthopaedic surgeon or rheumatologist would be helpful. Thyroid blood tests and possibly an ultrasound examination of the thyroid should be obtained. Bone density testing would be useful in determining the need for osteoporosis treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My goiter hurts all the time, my ear hurts, the one above my goiter. I've become dizzy and forgetful over the last 2 months..
May be related?: Painful goiter should probably be evaluated by your doc as it may be interfering with your thyroid hormone levels. This could be a potential contributor to the dizzy / forgetful symptoms, but kind of a stretch without other more likely symptoms. The pain in your ear could also be related but i think unlikely. ...Read more
Define goiter: Hi. Strictly speaking, goiter only refers to an abnormal size and/or shape of the thyroid. Therefore, goiter can be diffuse, multi-nodular, or uni-nodular. Underlying causes can be autoimmunity, neoplasia (benign or malignant), and drugs (e.g., lithium, amiodarone). So, a lot to causes. ...Read more
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
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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