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How is diffuse goiter diagnosed?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Your doctor may be able to diagnose a goiter simply by feeling your neck during a physical examination. Several more tests can confirm a goiter. Blood tests can measure the level of thyroid hormones in your blood to test whether your thyroid is overactive. A radioactive iodine uptake test can measure the rate at which your thyroid produces hormones to determine if it is overactive.

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