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What causes goiter? 4 possible conditions

A condition that increases the size of your thyroid is called a goiter. Read about causes and treatments.  Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer is the most common type of endocrine cancer. Learn more about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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2

Graves' Disease

Graves' disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes your thyroid gland to create too much thyroid hormone. Learn the symptoms and your treatment options.

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3

Hyperthyroidism

The thyroid gland produces a hormone that controls how your cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism occurs when the body produces excessive amounts.

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4

Hypothyroidism

The thyroid gland produces a hormone that controls how your cells use energy (metabolize). Hypothyroidism occurs when the body doesn't produce enough. Untreated, it can cause complications like obesity and heart disease.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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