Goiter

Overview

A goiter is an abnormal enlargement of the butterfly-shaped gland below the Adam's apple (thyroid).

Symptoms

Symptoms might include swelling, throat tightness, trouble breathing and cough. Not all goiters cause symptoms.

Treatments

A small goiter that doesn't cause symptoms may not need treatment. In some cases medication and surgery are needed.

Last Updated Nov 27, 2019


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