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How do you diagnose diffuse toxic goiter?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Exam, lab and US

In order to know if you have a goiter ( a swelling of the thyroid gland) a simple hands on exam is adequate.
To know if it is toxic one would need a review of symptoms and a lab test (tsh). To know if it is diffuse one could use history and exam pretty reliably or obtain an ultrasound definitively

In brief: Exam, lab and US

In order to know if you have a goiter ( a swelling of the thyroid gland) a simple hands on exam is adequate.
To know if it is toxic one would need a review of symptoms and a lab test (tsh). To know if it is diffuse one could use history and exam pretty reliably or obtain an ultrasound definitively
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