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    Thyroids & Goiters

    Enlarged Thyroids are known as Goiters and can result in Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism. My mother-in-law was diagnosed years ago with a tumor near her thyroid. Unfortunately, the doctors missed that behind her tumor was a goiter. She suffered for years with mild Hypothyroidism for years before the doctors realized that her thyroid wasn't functioning and finally detected the goiter. If you have anything similar to this, I recommend always getting a second opinion about your thyroid function because some doctor will miss it.
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    Re: Thyroids & Goiters

    Goiters are very common in thyroid patients and I had very small nodule myself which wasnt active though.

    I'd agree, anything different get straight to the doctor or even specialist because some GP wouldnt take it as serious issue.

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    Re: Thyroids & Goiters

    Though, some goiters might not cause any harm, but yes, it's always best to go for second or more opinions from specialists. We never know what some might miss. This is a very good advise.

 

 

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