What are the symptomsof nontoxic goiter?

Maybe no symptoms. A non-toxic goiter is simply a goiter - an enlarged thyroid gland. This may be metabolically hyperactive or hypoactive or you may be euthyroid - no change in activity. If very large, they can cause swallowing or breathing symptoms. If you think you have a goiter, you should be seen by your doctor.

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What can cause nontoxic goiter?

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. Toxic goiters produce excess thyroxine. Read more...

How will nontoxic goiter affect the body?

Goiters are. Quite noticeable, and cosmetic issues to a point. Very big goiters can compress airways and cause swallowing trouble and may require surgical removal. Read more...

Will nontoxic goiter affect children differently than adults?

Goiters are. Quite noticeable, and cosmetic issues to a point. Very big goiters can compress airways and cause swallowing trouble and may require surgical removal. Usually (and tehy are unusual) they are more noticeable in kids. Read more...

How will an ultrasound diagnose nontoxic goiter?

Sonar images. Ultrasound uses the variation in the 2 dimensional images produced by scanning the thyroid like a fisherman uses sonar to find a school of fish under his boat. Enough thyroid us's have been done to develop pictures of how big each part of the gland should be at a given age in a given condition. Read more...

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...

What could happen if a nontoxic goiter is left untreated? Is it always something that needs treated? I had blood taken and my thyroid levels are fine

It might eventually. get larger!.....if thyroid hormone producing tissue is replaced by fibrous tissue or in the case of Hashimoto's disease (one cause of non toxic goiter) with inflammatory tissue. If your goiter has multiiple nodules (NTMNG) there is a small but definite chance of thyroid cancer developing!! In short I would recommend treatment! Hope this helps! Dr Z. Read more...