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Have you had a slowly enlarging goiter and, if so, how was it treated?

Asked by Aster (18320points) January 26th, 2014

Have you had a lump on your neck the size of a kiwi and were told it was a goiter? If so, how did they deal with it? Can you shrink them?

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Lightlyseared's avatar

It depends on what caused it but they can be shrunk.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Do you use iodized salt? Most goiters are caused by a lack of iodine. But only a dr can answer for sure.

Aster's avatar

I use different kinds of salt so I’ll start looking for iodized. But I’ve heard Himalayan is the best?

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Got to a doctor!

jca's avatar

You need an endocrinologist.

cazzie's avatar

You absolutely need to see a doctor. It isn’t just from lack of iodine that one can have an enlarged thyroid gland. It is imperative you see a doctor.

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