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Thyroid Disorders

What is the difference between a thyroid nodule and a goiter?

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  • A thyroid nodule is a growth within the thyroid gland. Thyroid nodules are extremely common, and nodules large enough to be felt can be seen in 5 to 10% of women and 1 to 5% of men. A goiter is an enlargement of the thyroid gland and may be due to general enlargement of the gland or enlargement due to the presence of multiple nodules.

    For more information go the endocrinediseases.org:

    Thyroid gland: thyroid nodule

    Benign non-toxic multinodular goiter

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