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Is anything wrong if I have trouble breathing or swallowing?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Sometimes difficulty breathing or swallowing can be caused by a goiter. Tell your doctor immediately if breathing or swallowing is difficult. If you feel a lump in your neck, that can be a sign that a goiter is causing your problem. Your ability to breathe and swallow should return to normal when your goiter is treated.

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