Thyroid Nodules - Goiter

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What is a goiter?

A goiter is simply an enlarged thyroid gland. Multiple conditions can lead to goiter, including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, excessive iodine intake, or thyroid tumors. Goiter is a non-specific finding that warrants medical evaluation.

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Comment from: maggie04, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 26

I had the FNA (fine needle aspiration) done last week, it hurt terribly. He had to use 4 needles on each side. My throat is sore and I sound hoarse. Years ago, he could feel the goiter, but this year, he sort of panicked because he couldn't. He went and did the ultrasound, and found 2 nodules one on each side of the thyroid. The pain from my jaw to my ear is bothersome. I hope it"s nothing, but Wednesday seems a long way away.

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Comment from: just me, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 19

I woke up one morning went to work as usual. I felt the right side of my neck and felt a lump. I became concerned and I went to urgent care after work and there the doctor noticed I had two more so I have a lump on the left and on the right and a small one in the center right of my throat. I had x-ray and then sent for CT, then ultrasound with fine needle biopsy. The ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor said it came back benign, thank goodness! But I will have surgery to remove the 6 cm mass on the right side of my thyroid. ENT said the one on the middle is causing the two on the sides, so I will see. I don"t like surgery but am hoping it turns out ok. I had weight gain and I am always tired, exhausted.

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