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What does a large thyroid indicate?

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Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
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In brief: Large thyroid

An enlarged thyroid usually represents an inflammatory response to infection, pregnancy, exogenous iodine ingestion or hypothyroidism.
Additionally, this could be a nodular goiter which is usually benign. Occasionally a large thyroid could represent a malignancy. In any case, a goiter should be evaluated by the skillful hands of an endocrinologist as well as with a thyroid ultrasound.

In brief: Large thyroid

An enlarged thyroid usually represents an inflammatory response to infection, pregnancy, exogenous iodine ingestion or hypothyroidism.
Additionally, this could be a nodular goiter which is usually benign. Occasionally a large thyroid could represent a malignancy. In any case, a goiter should be evaluated by the skillful hands of an endocrinologist as well as with a thyroid ultrasound.
Dr. Joel Selter
Dr. Joel Selter
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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Thyroid enlargement

A large thyroid is a problem that should be investigated.
A sonogram or cat scan may be needed to determine the cause of the problem. Although thyroid enlargement is often benign, it may be a sign of a more serious problem such as cancer. If nodules are present, a biopsy may be needed.

In brief: Thyroid enlargement

A large thyroid is a problem that should be investigated.
A sonogram or cat scan may be needed to determine the cause of the problem. Although thyroid enlargement is often benign, it may be a sign of a more serious problem such as cancer. If nodules are present, a biopsy may be needed.
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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