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What is the best way to treat toxic multinodular goiter?

Options. The "best" way will depend on your current clinical, and social circumstances. Your options include1) antithyroid pill to control the thyroid level, 2)radioactive iodine and 3) surgery. Choice 2 and 3 are considered curative options but you need to discuss the pros and cons of these options with your own physician who knows you best. Good luck. Read more...

Does a young female of age 29 with toxic multinodular goiter difficult to conceive along with the antithyroid medication. Will I get pregnant?

You could. Plenty of hyperthyroid patients get pregnant. If you are trying to get pregnant make sure the antithyroid medication is ptu (propylthiouracil) - not Methimazole (tapazole) - talk to your endocrinologist. Read more...
Yes, it can. Thyroid disease impacts fertility. Both elevated and low levels of thyroid hormone can have an impact. For this reason, you should continue your medication. (ptu (propylthiouracil) is better than mtx in pregnancy.) be sure to discuss these concerns with your physician. Read more...

I have a Multinodular goiter with 7 nodules, largest 2 on isthmus at 2.1 & 2.7 cm. Could these cause breathing, swallowing & voice issues when I eat?

Anatomical. Yes, these potentially could cause some issues with pressing inwards and giving feeling of pressure, and swallowing, voice issues. Your ultrasounds and exam would help delineate this more clearly though! Read more...

Dx with multinodular goiter. But T4, free t4, total t3, (liothyronine)tsh, & Tpo ab normal. Tg ab test is high @ 2.3 Iu/ml. Range 0-0.9. Would this cause hypo symptoms?

Not likely. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped to have all the data. From what you presented, you are not hypothyroid, but are at risk for it. Please follow your doctor's advice. Read more...

I have multinodular goiter with more involvement on the right side. Two biggest nodules are 1.5 cm. Could thiscause some difficulty swallowing?

Generally not. But anything is possible. Hopefully, you have discussed a thyroid biopsy with your doctor and have obtained the appropriate lab testing and ultrasound. Read more...
Yes, goiter may. Cause problem with swallowing but other esophageal conditions may contribute- ?Acid reflux, narrowing, diverticulum/pouches etc . Follow up with your dr. Take care! Read more...
Unlikely. 1.5 cm nodules often are not big enough to cause compressive symptoms. I would look into another diagnosis, like acid reflux. A good ENT visit will be worthwhile. Also make sure that nodules is followed up on. Gold standard is us guided biopsy. Read more...

Can size of thyroid multinodular goiter be reduced?

Maybe. If you treat with levothyroxine, lowering the tsh, the goiter may shrink. But often it does not, at least not much. There is also a risk of inducing hyperthyroidism. If there is a cyst, aspiration of the cyst may shrink the gland, but the fluid in the cyst often comes back. If the goiter is big and compressing airway or esophagus, surgery may be needed. Read more...