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What is the likelihood of a 4-year-old child getting a goiter?

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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics

In brief: Goiter

Uncommon -- but it can happen.
Especially in cases where there is a strong history of autoimmune thyroid disease in the immediate family. See a pediatric endocrinologist for help.

In brief: Goiter

Uncommon -- but it can happen.
Especially in cases where there is a strong history of autoimmune thyroid disease in the immediate family. See a pediatric endocrinologist for help.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Dr. Samuel Freedman
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Relatlively low

It is possible to have a goiter in a four year old, but not likely.
There are quite a few other causes of a neck mass in a child that age, which are more common than goiter. Regardless, . Any neck mass in a child needs to be evaluated by your local ent.

In brief: Relatlively low

It is possible to have a goiter in a four year old, but not likely.
There are quite a few other causes of a neck mass in a child that age, which are more common than goiter. Regardless, . Any neck mass in a child needs to be evaluated by your local ent.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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