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Front of Neck Swelling (Goitre)

Information about Front of Neck Swelling (Goitre)

We Have to Know about the Front of Neck Swelling (Goitre)

  • Enlargement of the thyroid gland, a small butterfly-shaped structure in front of the neck

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • Pain in front of the neck?

Causes of  Front of Neck Swelling (Goitre)

  • Shortage of iodine in the diet
  • Various disorders of the thyroid gland

Do’s and Don’ts of  Front of Neck Swelling (Goitre)

  • Seek the doctor

Signs & Symptoms of  Front of Neck Swelling (Goitre)

  • Swelling in front of the neck
  • Light feeling in the throat
  • Coughing
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Difficulty breathing

Medical advice for Front of Neck Swelling (Goitre)

  • Persistent wide-spread swelling in front of the neck

Risk factors of Front of Neck Swelling (Goitre)

  • Goiters are more common after age 40. Medical history. A personal or family history of autoimmune disease increases your risk. Pregnancy and menopause

Treatment for Front of Neck Swelling (Goitre)

  • Oral medicines
  • Surgery in some cases

Self-care for Front of Neck Swelling (Goitre)

  • Iodine control

Investigations for Front of Neck Swelling (Goitre)

  • Lab tests
  • Ultrasonography
  • Thyroid scan
Front of Neck Swelling
Symptoms of Front of Neck Swelling