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Can thyroid nodules cause hypothyroidism?

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Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
Surgery - Head & Neck

In brief: Nodules hypothyroid

The most common cause of low thyroid is autoimmune Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
The lumps in the thyroid can and do exist with the Hashimoto's but don't cause the underlying problem. It is possible that a thyroid gland can become so full of thyroid nodules that it becomes unfunctional, but this is unusual.

In brief: Nodules hypothyroid

The most common cause of low thyroid is autoimmune Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
The lumps in the thyroid can and do exist with the Hashimoto's but don't cause the underlying problem. It is possible that a thyroid gland can become so full of thyroid nodules that it becomes unfunctional, but this is unusual.
Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
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Dr. David Dang
Radiology

In brief: Occur together

It is probably more likely that the nodules happen to occur along with hypothyroidism, i.
e., whatever caused the hypothyroidism cause the nodules as well. Multinodular goiter is a possibility along with prior thyroiditis.

In brief: Occur together

It is probably more likely that the nodules happen to occur along with hypothyroidism, i.
e., whatever caused the hypothyroidism cause the nodules as well. Multinodular goiter is a possibility along with prior thyroiditis.
Dr. David Dang
Dr. David Dang
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