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Is diffuse goiter serious?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Diffuse goiter is not necessarily serious, but it can sometimes lead to serious complications. If your thyroid function is too fast, your heart rate, metabolism, and other bodily functions can be affected. In extreme cases, diffuse goiter can lead to heart problems or a condition called thyrotoxic crisis, in which you could develop a fever and feel delirious. However, these complications are all treatable, so be sure to tell your doctor if your diffuse goiter symptoms intensify.

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