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How does a blood sample diagnose goiter?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

If your thyroid feels enlarged during a physical exam, your doctor may want to perform a blood test. During a blood test, your doctor will measure the levels of thyroid hormones in your blood. This will help determine whether the cause of your enlarged thyroid is an overproduction of hormones.

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