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How common is multinodular goiter?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Multinodular goiter is common in people who have an overactive thyroid. It is most common in people past middle age. Generally, goiters are more common in inland areas because more iodine is present in foods produced close to the ocean.

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