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How is multinodular goiter diagnosed?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Your doctor may be able to diagnose a goiter simply by feeling your neck during a physical examination, and in the case of a multinodular goiter, may be able to feel the separate nodules on your thyroid. 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 or underactive. An ultrasound or thyroid scan can allow your doctor to see an image of your thyroid, and antibody tests can confirm whether an autoimmune disorder is causing your goiter.

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