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Goitre: Introduction

Goitre: A swelling in the neck due to an enlarged thyroid. See detailed information below for a list of 49 causes of Goitre, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Goitre:

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

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Goitre: Symptom Checker

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Goitre Treatments

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Stories from Users for Goitre

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Medications or substances causing Goitre:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Goitre 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.

Goitre: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Goitre may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Goitre

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Goitre: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Goitre

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Goitre: Related Rare Diseases

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Goitre: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Goitre listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Goitre as a symptom include:

Article Excerpts about Goitre

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

Definitions of Goitre:

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)

Detailed list of causes of Goitre

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

How Common are these Causes of Goitre?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Goitre. Of the 49 causes of Goitre that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Goitre:

The following list of conditions have 'Goitre' 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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Causes of Goitre Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Goitre 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 Goitre:

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

    Classifications of Goitre:

    Medical Conditions associated with Goitre:

    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 Goitre:

    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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    Medical News summaries about Goitre

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