What is Goiter?

A goitre or goiter (see spelling differences; from the Latin gutteria, struma) is a swelling of the neck or larynx resulting from enlargement of the thyroid gland (thyromegaly), associated with a thyroid gland that is not functioning properly.

Worldwide, over 90.54% cases of goitre are caused by iodine deficiency.

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I have had a goiter for years but blood levels are normal. Past few months right arm has had oblong sore lump on area above elbow. Mentioned to...

doctor1 MD

Hello and welcome to HCM,
The goitre may not cause abnormality of thyroid hormones.
The thyroid hormones may remain within normal limits even in...

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my daughter is 17 has been loosing weight, pale, shaky hands, hot flashes, she has a thyroid goiter but levels have always been good, just had a...

doctor1 MD

Hi, Welcome to Health care magic forum.
As you describe, it appears that you should consult an endocrinologist for diagnosis and treatment. She...

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hi, ihave had my thyroid remove because of graves/goiter i went back for my pathology results and was told they removed 2 lymph nodes taht had...

doctor1 MD

Thanks for writing in.

Lymphnodes are part of the immune system are activated in disease. It is possible that you had early cancer and two of...

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