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Goiter: Introduction

Goiter: An enlargement of the thyroid gland. See detailed information below for a list of 77 causes of Goiter, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Goiter:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Goiter. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Goiter:

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Goiter: Symptom Checker

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Goiter Treatments

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Medications or substances causing Goiter:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Goiter as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Goiter: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Goiter

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Goiter: Deaths

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Goiter: Related Rare Diseases

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Goiter: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Goiter listed in Disease Database:

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Article Excerpts about Goiter

A swollen thyroid is called a goiter . Most goiters are caused by not enough iodine in the diet. Iodine is a substance found in shellfish and iodized salt. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Thyroid Cancer: NCI)

A swollen thyroid is called a goiter . Most... (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Thyroid Cancer: NCI)

Definitions of Goiter:

Enlargement of the THYROID GLAND that may increase from about 20 grams to hundreds of grams in human adults. Goiter is observed in individuals with normal thyroid function (euthyroidism), thyroid deficiency (HYPOTHYROIDISM), or hormone overproduction (HYPERTHYROIDISM). Goiter may be congenital or acquired, sporadic or endemic (GOITER, ENDEMIC).
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Abnormally enlarged thyroid gland; can result from under-production or over-production of hormone or from a deficiency of iodine in the diet
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Enlargement of the thyroid gland.
- (Source - CRISP)

An enlarged thyroid. It may be caused by too little iodine in the diet or by other conditions. Most goiters are not cancer.
- (Source - National Cancer Institute)

Detailed list of causes of Goiter

The list below shows some of the causes of Goiter mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Goiter?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Goiter. Of the 77 causes of Goiter that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 6 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 72 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Goiter:

The following list of conditions have 'Goiter' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Goiter:

The following list of medical conditions have Goiter or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.




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Causes of Goiter Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Goiter based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Goiter:

    Thyroid gland enlargement, Thyroid nodule, Goitre
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Goiter:

    Subtypes of Goiter:

    Swollen thyroid gland (14 causes), Enlarged thyroid gland (12 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Goiter:

    Neck swelling (149 causes), Thyroid symptoms (172 causes), Thyroid problems (154 causes), Swelling symptoms (3730 causes), Neck symptoms (833 causes), Endocrine symptoms (217 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Goiter:

    Thyroid symptoms (172 causes), Hypothyroidism (106 causes), Hyperthyroidism (41 causes), Neck lump (87 causes), Thyroid gland, T3, T4, Thyroxine, Iodine deficiency, Graves disease (10 causes), Thyroid enlargement (31 causes)

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