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Does having a thyroid goiter affect your weight?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: No, if

Thyroid blood tests normal if too little hormone, can have weight gain; too much hormone, weight loss.

In brief: No, if

Thyroid blood tests normal if too little hormone, can have weight gain; too much hormone, weight loss.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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