Symptoms of swollen thyroid gland?

Goiter. An enlarged thyroid gland is called a goiter. Symptoms can be related to overactive thyroid function or underactive. Overactive symptoms include shakiness, palpitations, diarrhea, sweats, nervousness. Underactive symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, constipation, coarse hair and skin. If your gland is enlarged you should see your doctor.

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What exactly does it mean to have a slightly swollen thyroid gland?

Could be OK. Depends on how swollen and the cause. It could be from thyroiditis. It could be upper limits of normal. Did your doctor test your thyroid function? Read more...

Does your thyroid gland have to be swollen for you to have a problem?

No. We see people with thyroid problems who don't have enlargement. Some are even born without their thyroid gland. Read more...

Can your thyroid gland have to be swollen for you to have a thyroid problem?

No. No, thyroid dyfunction can occur with an enlarged thyroid but can also be seen in persons whose thyroid has not changed size and appears to be of a normal volume. If you suspect thyroid disease, then see your pcp and/or an endocrinologist. Read more...

If the thyroid gland is swollen on one side, is it that side that's hyper functioning?

Not necessarily. You can't tell if something is hyperfunctioning from thephysical appearance of the gland. A thyroid scan is the best method to suggest whether or not a lobe is hyperfunctioning. Read more...

History of graves ' andnow hypothyroiditisum. Is it normal for the thyroid gland to be swollen for almost 1year now?

Thyroid diseases. Graves is an autoimmune disorder and can be variable in its presentation, course and response to therapy. It can be normal to have hypothyroid after treatment for graves. Okay to be monitored and treated by your doc or endocrinologist. Read more...