The main symptom is a swollen thyroid gland. The size may range from a single small
The swollen thyroid can put pressure on the windpipe and esophagus, which can lead to:
Breathing difficulties(may rarely occur with very large goiters)
There may be neck vein swelling and
Signs and tests
The doctor will feel your neck as you swallow. The doctor may be able to feel swelling in the area.
Tests that may be done include:
- Free thyroxine (
T4) Thyroid scanand uptake
- Thyroid stimulating hormone (
TSH) Ultrasound of thyroid
If nodules are found on ultrasound, a biopsy should be done to check for thyroid cancer.