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Is goiter hereditary?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Goiter

Some goiters are present in several family members and some are not.
If you are concerned about getting it yourself because others in the family have been diagnosed with this in the past. Have your PCP check your thyroid (physical exam) and order appropriate lab studies and if it is OK don't worry but get the same labs done annually.

In brief: Goiter

Some goiters are present in several family members and some are not.
If you are concerned about getting it yourself because others in the family have been diagnosed with this in the past. Have your PCP check your thyroid (physical exam) and order appropriate lab studies and if it is OK don't worry but get the same labs done annually.
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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