Can A Goiter Cause Pain In The Neck?

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Definition

A goiter is an enlargement of the thyroid gland. It is not cancer.

See also:

  • Colloid nodule goiter
  • Toxic nodule goiter

Alternative Names

Simple goiter


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

There are different kinds of goiters. A simple goiter can occur for no known reason, or when the thyroid gland is not able to produce enough thyroid hormone to meet the body's needs. The thyroid gland makes up for this by becoming larger.

There are two types of simple goiter:

  • Endemic (colloid) goiter
  • Sporadic...
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