Goiter

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.

Questions and answers on "Goiter"

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 doctor who wasnt concerned. I now have another one right next to it. Can the goiter be related to sore lumps? (Have bouts of fatigue and sore joints. Also years of swollen syliva gland on same side as goiter and arm.)

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 the presence of enlarged thyroid (goitre).
The lumps on the arms do not seem to be associated with goitre.
You can get aspiration cytology of these...

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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 scan has some cysts but nothing significate showed up blood test seem ok except sed rate a c-reative protein are abnormal very worried what are your thoughts

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 may need to have a thorough examination of the Harmon of thyroid and the pituitary for confirmation.
It is definitely a case of hyperthyroidism.
wishing...

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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 cancer. i was told i have 60% chance of cancer so they have requested a second pathology. iam very scared please help!

doctor1 MD

Hi,
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 your lymphnodes are positive. This means there is some cancer activity in your system which is still in early stages. The second pathology is important...

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HI, IM 38 YEARS OLD AND I HAVE THYROID GOITERS.I AM 5" TALL AND WEIGH TWO HUNDRED POUNDS.HAD A BIOPSY SIX YEARS AGO AND WAS TOLD IT WAS NOT CANCERIOUS.RECENTLY HAD A ULTRA SOUND DONE AND GOITERS HAVE DOUBLED IN SIZE.WOULD TAKING OXYELITE PRO CAUSE ANY MORE PROBLEMS TO THE THYROID?

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thank you for the query at HealthcareMagic

Oxyelite PRO do not cause damage to thyroid glands
However the use of this product is not recommended.It cause hepatitis and liver failure and FDA has recalled the product.
I recommend that you follow healthy eating habits and exercise regularly...

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I've been told I have a thyroid goiter and a nodule. I'm having mutiple of symptoms pain and a burning sensation in the neck, arm, ears, and head. I also have been having a lot of heartburn with lots of burping and mild stomach pain. Is the nodule and goiter causing these symptoms.

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Hello

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Dear you may be suffering from gastritis with gastropharygeal reflex disease. So avoid spicy food and alcohol, avoid smoking and caffeine. Tab Nexium before breakfast and syrp sucral 15-30ml thrice a day. Still symptoms persisten you need to consult your doctor he...

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Sir My wife having thyroid goiter and her medical test showing all thyroid fuction and hormones level normal but we can see some swelling in neck like butterfly. We wish to get your advice against this and it will be removed without any surgery we dont like to do any surgery related treatment please advice YYYY@YYYY

doctor1 MD

Hi, Welcome to HCM, i am Dr. Das
If all thyroid tests are normal, but your wife has butterfly like swelling then first get it examined by any doctor and then if he/she advice for FNAC from the swelling, go for that.
It will show what type of swelling it is.

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I have a 15yr old daughter who is very active dancing, thin, but athletic. She is fine sometimes and others she complains of dizzyness, seeing spots, and not feeling good. She has had blood workups and everything is fine. Her blood suger is normal. She has a small goiter on thyroid but Endo ruled out that was causing issues. She has not started menstruation yet? Any suggestions?? Thank you SJ

doctor1 MD

Hi,
It seems that she requires high protein nourishing diet like milk, puddings, ghee, butter, cheese, panier, pulses, cereals etc.
Give Iron and multivitamin supplements.
Now she will get her period, as this is the time.
Ok and take care.

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I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism (I also have 2 goiters/cysts) and a hiatal hernia w/ moderate reflux. I am on a thyroid medicine and prilosec...although I don't have/get heartburn. My question is that I have a constant fullness feeling and difficulty breathing or getting a deep breath....much worse during exercise and eating and laying down to sleep. Does this make any sense? Is it related to the hernia? By the way, I'm in good shape, exercise 5x/week, so overweight is not a problem.

doctor1 MD

Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Yes, hiatal hernia with moderate reflux can cause bronchitis (inflammation of airways) and this in turn causes chest tightness, breathing difficulty etc.
So better to consult pulmonologist and get done clinical...

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hi. is it ok to keep omega-3 softgels in a freezer? on it's container it just says to keep it in a dry cool place for freshness but my naturopath told me to keep it in the freezer. she said that omega-3 supplements can be kept in a freezer. I'm not sure if she's right is she?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Storage

Detailed Answer:
To the best of my knowledge, omega-3 softgels are not required to be kept in the freezer. I prescribe a fair amount of omega 3 fatty acids and I have never come across a storage requirement like keeping it in the freezer.
However, there are multiple over the...

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Is nodular colloid goiter resist in conceiving for new marriaged lady? I am having nodular colloid goiter since 2007. I take Eltroxin 100mcg - 1 tablet every morning. I don t have breathing or swallowing problem nor the goiter come out of the throat . I am 38, FNAC test said it is non-malignant, if I get married may I conceive ?

doctor1 MD

1. If your thyroid hormones are within normal limits, there should be no problem.
2. Taking Eltroxin is safe during pregnancy.You should be aware that during pregnancy, your requirement of Eltroxin may have to be monitored more often.
3. You should be under the care of an Endocrinologist in...

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Recent questions on  Goiter

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Diagnosed with Hypothyroidism Nov 2009 at 54 years with TSH 11.98,FT4 0.9. Symptom leading to diagnosis was abnormal vaginal bleeding in menopause. Have multi-nodular goiter. Started on levothroxin 50mcg. Had heart palpitations, prescription changed to 25mcg and non-generic, synthroid. By Jan 2010 TSH 1.07,FT4 1.1. August 2010 recheck showed TSH 8.47. Prescription changed to synthroid 50 mcg. October 2010 recheck showed TSH 2.5. January 2011 felt my concentration impaired, also beginning in November 2010 started experiencing lower back pain when standing to dry hair in morning and when walking in mall, sitting down brings relief of pain. Also for over a year, my mouth/throat feels funny in lower wisdom teeth area, tongue feels swollen at times. Jan 2011 blood work shows TSH 4.2, FT4 1.2. Vitamin D insufficiency (29 ng/mL). Doctor prescribed Vitamin D 50000, take 1 per week for 8 weeks. Should I be concerned about fluctutation in TSH? Is my medication working and at right level? My calcium is 9.5. How would I know if I have hyperparathyroidism? How often should my TSH be checked?

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I ve been told I have a thyroid goiter and a nodule. I m having mutiple of symptoms pain and a burning sensation in the neck, arm, ears, and head. I also have been having a lot of heartburn with lots of burping and mild stomach pain. Is the nodule and goiter causing these symptoms.

doctor1 MD

I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism (I also have 2 goiters/cysts) and a hiatal hernia w/ moderate reflux. I am on a thyroid medicine and prilosec...although I don't have/get heartburn. My question is that I have a constant fullness feeling and difficulty breathing or getting a deep breath....much worse during exercise and eating and laying down to sleep. Does this make any sense? Is it related to the hernia? By the way, I'm in good shape, exercise 5x/week, so overweight is not a problem.

doctor1 MD

hi. is it ok to keep omega-3 softgels in a freezer? on it s container it just says to keep it in a dry cool place for freshness but my naturopath told me to keep it in the freezer. she said that omega-3 supplements can be kept in a freezer. I m...

doctor1 MD

I have been taking Synthroid for about 6 years or so after my PCP found a lump in my neck and did an ultrasound of my thyroid. A couple months ago, the lumps got bigger. I had another ultrasound to find that I have a multi- nodular goiter - 5...

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JUST ISEEN MY REPROT AND DR TOLD ME LUMP IN NECK .I HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

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