Does having a thyroid goiter affect your weight?

It might... Goiter is simply an enlarged thyroid. A goiter may or may not produce a normal amount of thyroid hormone. A simple lab test can tell if your thyroid levels are normal or not. If your lab results are normal, then your goiter is probably not affecting your weight. On the contrary, a normal sized thyroid can also run high or low and affect your weight.

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Does having a thyroid goiter affect your child's weight?

Maybe an increase. A thyroid goiter is an enlarged thyroid gland. If the thyroid is not putting out enough hormone, the body's metabolism will be slower, and the brain will send out TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) to tell the thryroid gland to make more hormone. If the thyroid gland can't make enough hormone at its normal size, it will enlarge itself and become a goiter. Low thyroid hormone can cause weight gain. Read more...
No. Only a few extra pounds that can be fluid retention and will go away as soon as the treatment is in place. Read more...
No. An underactive thyroid can have some mild impact on a child's weight until it's treated. However, a goiter itself does not affect weight. Read more...
Weight. A goiter is an enlarged thyroid gland. It indicates an inflammatory process. This can cause decreased function or hypothyroidism. This can then lead to weight gain. Goiter itself does not cause weight gain. Read more...