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What is the symtoms of goiter?

What is the symtoms of goiter?

Big thyroid: A goiter is an enlargement of the thyroid gland. Sometimes they cause no symptoms. If the goiter is large enough, it can cause a visible lump in your throat; it can compress your airway and make it difficult to breathe, particularly when lying flat. It can cause difficulty swallowing, and even voice hoarseness. ...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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What is the thyroids? What is the symptoms of thyroid

What is the thyroids? What is the symptoms of thyroid

Thyroid gland: The thyroid is a endocrine gland that makes thyroid hormone. This hormone in children is necessary for growth and developing. In adults, it regulates metabolism. Low thyroid levels cause fatigue, weight gain, constipation and irregular menses. Too much thyroid hormone cause weight loss and palpitations. Thyroid nodules are cancer in about 5% of the time ...Read more

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What is the symptonms of thyroid?

What is the symptonms of thyroid?

Vital gland: This large gland controls how quickly the body uses energy, makes proteins, and controls how sensitive the body is to other hormones. It can under or over perform and the symptoms are quite diverse. Evaluation is essential. Palpating, lab tests, scans, biopsy may be needed to determine facts. Many dysfunctions are managed by supplements. Weight change & fatigue may be early signs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a goiter in men?

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 is the symptoms of thyroid disorders?

What is the symptoms of thyroid disorders?

Symptoms of Thyroid: You ask a question that is too broad to answer here in only 400 characters. There are a large number of thyroid disorders and they have many symptoms. Overactive: lose weight, buggy eyes Underactive: gain weight, feel cold, high BP I recommend you google thyroid disorders and symptoms and read. The best detailed source I use is uptodate.com ...Read more

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What is the management of a thyroid nodule?

What is the  management of a thyroid nodule?

Depends: If it is solid in ultrasound a biopsy can be done. This can be done with a needle. If it is growing, might as well remove it. If it is symptomatic remove it. ...Read more

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What is the symptom of a hemmorhoid?

What is the symptom of a hemmorhoid?

Hemmorhoids: Many people present with piles and this can actually be the issue or one of many other problems that your doctor can help There are dietary, behavioral, hygiene modifications as well as procedures that can help these common problems.Both constipation and diarrhea can lead to this condition as well It is best if you consult with a general or colorectal surgeon to help with ruling out other causes ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of overactive thyroid and what is it called?

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What are the symptoms of overactive thyroid and what is it called?

Overactive thyroid: It is called hyperthyroidism. Some symptoms are difficulty concentrating, fatigue, large thyroid in neck, frequent bowel movements, increased appetite, heat intolerance, increased sweating, irregular menstrual periods in women, nervousness, restlessness, weight loss, high blood pressure, hair loss, tremors, itching, diarrhea, upset stomach, eyes protruding (exophthalmos). ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of tuberculosis??

What is the symptoms of tuberculosis??

Symptoms: Cough, weight loss, night sweats and shortness of breath. see your MD and get a chest X-ray and a ppd placed. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of strep throat and what is the treatment?

What is the symptoms of strep throat and what is the treatment?

Strep throat: Strep throat symptoms can include sore, swollen throat (with or without exudate), fever, headache, nausea, rash, fatigue. Not all of these symptoms need to be present - the diagnosis is confirmed with either a rapid strep test (throat swab) or culture. When strep is diagnosed - the treatment is a course of antibiotics. If you are concerned, see your physician. ...Read more

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What Is the Symptoms of TB?

Several....: Commonly......presents as Pleural effusion,causing chest pain SOB, +/_ fever, wt loss. It will present as lung infiltrate..low grade fever, cough, wt loss, hemoptysis. It can affect joints causing cold effusion, spine causin cold abscess and even fracture and paralysis. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of pregnancy?

What is the symptoms of pregnancy?

Pregnancy symptoms: If you're sexually active, the best indicator is a missed period. Athough you might have some spotting or vaginal discharge. Sore breasts, fatigue, nausea, dizziness, mild cramping, or nothing at all are some of the typical symptoms of early pregnancy. To know for sure, please take a pregnancy test and see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of mayuma?

Mayuma symptoms: Have not heard of mayuma. Please check on disease and re ask so we can help you. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of cancer?

What is the symptoms of cancer?

Varied symptoms: Cancer can develop in different parts of the human body. Depending on its location, there are local symptoms of swelling/new growth which is often painless when it is small but may become painful after it has grown in size to more than 2-3 inches. There can be ulceration and bleeding from the new growth. Some peeopl start losing weight despite eating normally. An unexplained fever can be a clue to ...Read more

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What is the symptom of asthma?

What is the symptom of asthma?

Wheezing: Asthma classically has shortness of breath and wheezing. Other subtle symptoms can be a persistent cough, shortness of breath with exercise or a decreased exercise tolerance. ...Read more

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What is the official definition of celiac disease and what is the range of symptoms?

What is the official definition of celiac disease and what is the range of symptoms?

Celiac disease: Also called gluten intolerance or gluten-sensitive enteropathy is a disease in which the villi of the small intertines are damaged by an abnormal immune response to a grain protein (gluten) present in wheat, rye, barley and oats. Damage to villi results in malabsorbtion of nutrients and result in belly pain, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, wgt. Loss, poor growth, dermatitis herpetiformis & more. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of shingles?

What is the symptoms of shingles?

Shingles: At first, shingles causes weird sensations on you skin. You might feel itching, burning, pain, or tingling. Some people get a fever, feel sick, or get a headache. Within 1 to 2 days, a rash with blisters appears. Blisters most often appear in a band across the chest and back. They can show up on other parts of the body, too. ...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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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 ...Read more

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Symptoms of having a goiter?

Goiter: Goiter is referred to enlarged thyroid gland. Visible enlargement may be the only symptom of it. Depending on the nature of the problem, there will be various symptoms present. Benign goiters may have minimal symptoms if small, while malignant or large benign ones may interfere with swallowing and / or breathing to name a few. ...Read more

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I have a goiter, and multiple hashi symptoms. Dr. Appt in two weeks. Should i change diet now, or will it effect test results?

I have a goiter, and multiple hashi symptoms.  Dr. Appt in two weeks.  Should i change diet now, or will it effect test results?

Diet will: Have absolutely no effect. Let's see what your doctor thinks about your thyroid, or consider a referral to an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Have a goiter and many other hashi symptoms. Dr. Appt in 2 weeks. Should i wait to change diet, so it doesn't effect test results?

Have a goiter and many other hashi symptoms.  Dr. Appt in 2 weeks.  Should i wait to change diet, so it doesn't effect test results?

No diet change: If you do have hashimoto thyroiditis, no diet change will help, as it is an autoimmune problem. No diet change with any thyroid problem except for those that are associated with iodine deficiency is needed. ...Read more

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I think I have a goiter and also have lots of symptoms of hypo. Can hypo symptoms come and go some days I feel better others I can barely function.

Goiter: Goiter is the physical sign, swollen neck due to enlarged thyroid. hypothyroidism may occur with or without goiter and it is decreased function of thyroid gland. When one is hypothyroid especially initially ir may be subclinical symptoms can wax and wane, but there may be other causes consider, sinusitis, autoimmune, food intolerances. Check TSH.T4 , thyroid U/S , ESR , CRP, f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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How does a person get goiter? What are its symptoms? How to treat it?

A goiter: Is an enlarged thyroid and there are various causes: under active or overactive thyroids, multiple nodules, inflammation, immune disorders, etc. There are genetic predispositions as well. If you're concerned, check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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How does a person get goiter? What are its symptoms? How to treat it? Is there any medicine to stop its enlargement?

How does a person get goiter? What are its symptoms? How to treat it? Is there any medicine to stop its enlargement?

Goiter: A 'goiter' means a diffusely enlarged thyroid gland and there are a number of causes. There may be no symptoms or the vague sense of neck tightness. Best for you to see your primary care physician to start, and then perhaps an endocrinologist. Surgeons get involved only when necessary. ...Read more

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One dr said i may have goiter, 2 others say i dont confused. Do slight goiters a cause cough ect. Or do only well pronounced goiter cause symotoms?

One dr said i may have goiter, 2 others say i dont confused. Do slight goiters a cause cough ect. Or do only well pronounced goiter cause symotoms?

Goiter or not?: Goiter, which is an enlarged thyroid gland, which rests at the base of the Adam's apple. Outside the US the most common cause of goiter is iodine insufficiency. In the US, the most common causes are hypo/hyperthyroidism. typically only large goiters cause cough. However, it's very important that the cause of your suspected goiter, even if small, be worked up. C ur doc 2 b sure this gets done! ...Read more

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My TPO is 12, my TGab is 1.2, I have a goiter and a nodule on one side with a cyst on the other. I have many hypo symptoms. I was told the chance of me having Hashi's was pretty high, is this true?

My TPO is 12, my TGab is 1.2, I have a goiter and a nodule on one side with a cyst on the other. I have many hypo symptoms. I was told the chance of me having Hashi's was pretty high, is this true?

Thyroid tests: your tests are results of antibodies against thyroid peroxidase and thyrogolbulin. If you are hypo (low) thyroid with these positive tests, a DX of Hashi is high. If you are euthyroid (normal tsh, normal T4) it suggests DX of autoimmune thyroid disease. Please be sure you follow up with your endocrinologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a goiter, its symptoms and treatment?

Many possibilities: An enlarged thyroid (goiter) has many causes and possible treatments. Is it causing hyper/hypothyroidism (i.e. Graves disease, toxic goiter, hashimotos)? Check tsh, ft4. Maybe anti-tpo. Is the goiter nodular or smooth? This may require an ultrasound, with biopsy of any suspicious nodules. Is it really big and impair your swallowing/breathing? Then maybe surgery. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is thyroiditis (based on u/s that showed borderline thyroid enlargement /goiter) related to thyroid cancer? If no nodes were seen? Have globus symptom

Is thyroiditis (based on u/s that showed borderline thyroid enlargement /goiter) related to thyroid cancer? If no nodes were seen? Have globus symptom

Globus: You started with a globus sensation which may be due to an anxiety disorder. You had a thyroid U/S done which sounds to be NORMAL. thyroiditis is not diagnosed on ultrasound, its based on hormone levels. You have no goiter or nodules. You have a normal exam. You need to address the globus. You can get an ENT exam with laryngopharyngoscopy and talk to your doctor about treating anxiety or OCD. ...Read more

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My u/s impression shows a moderate enlargement of the thyroid. It also shows severe inhomogeneous tissue bilaterally. I had rai 33 years ago because of a large goiter. My symptoms are severe pressure in the throat, (it builds through the day) difficulty s

Complicated: I would look for other causes, although you might have compressive symptoms from your thyroid gland, i would make sure it's not something simple like reflux before taking out your gland. You need to be worked up properly. But it very well could be your thyroid. ...Read more

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I have a large goiter with many symptoms of hypothyroidism yet my labs are always normal, why is this?

I have a large goiter with many symptoms of hypothyroidism yet my labs are always normal, why is this?

Needs treatment: A simple goiter can occur without a known reason. It can occur when the thyroid gland is not able to make enough thyroid hormone to meet the body's needs. This can be due to, for example, a lack of iodine in a person's diet. To make up for the shortage of thyroid hormone, the thyroid gland grows larger. ...Read more

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I have a nontoxic goiter. Should I be worried? It's not cAusing me any symptoms or issues. Also, what is the treatment for it?

I have a nontoxic goiter. Should I be worried? It's not cAusing me any symptoms or issues. Also, what is the treatment for it?

Don't Panic, there: are 3 main types of non-toxic goiter. Worldwide most common cause is iodine def, rare in US. Supplements/inc I in diet may shrink it. In older people in the US multinodular goiter is most common. If no sx's US & bx of any susp nods w tx if nec. Then follow w/US. Hashimoto's (autoimmune) thyroiditis is next. Can cause hypothyroid. Monitor TFT's, tx if nec. If not bothered, mon. If sx's tx exists. ...Read more

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Goiter for 8 years normal blood work can't loss weight and have symptoms of hormone imbalance at 35 what should I do?

Goiter for 8 years normal blood work can't loss weight and have symptoms of hormone imbalance at 35 what should I do?

Lifestyle change.: If your lab work is normal ( i assume you mean tsh) then you cannot blame your thyroid for your weight. Consistent diet and routine exercise are the only solution to weight loss. ...Read more

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Can i have high TPO >400 but not have hashimotos? I have all the symptoms of it but my tsh is normal as of right now + goiter, Tpo 1300 last week

Hashimotos diagnosis: is made by a biopsy that shows immune-mediated thyroid destruction. The presence of high TPO>200 is seen in >95% of cases of Hashimoto's. Anyone with high TPO antibody is at high risk for Hashimoto's and should be followed very closely. TSH, FT4 and FT3 levels determine thyroid function and treatment might not be needed if normal, but goiters always need further evaluation. ...Read more