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Old 12-11-2004, 01:59 AM   #1
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Question about look and feel of goitre

Hi there,

I have read discussions about walnut sized and growing bigger etc. I have been told I have a goitre but I cant seem to see anything or feel anything as such. My GP told me it was 'smooth'.

I can see a 'slight' swelling on my right hand front of neck, but I cant seem to feel anything.

I have read info about how to check, neck back and swallowing and still Im not quite sure what Im looking for. I also read its good if everything moves up when you swallow.

Do any of you guys have advice on this?

Much appreciated.


 
Old 12-11-2004, 05:04 AM   #2
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Re: Question about look and feel of goitre

A goitre is just a swelling of the thyroid. I had a little trouble swallowing when mine was swollen.

Get you a glass of water, stand in front of a mirror, take a drink hold the water in you mouth, hold your head up, swallow the water while looking in the mirror at your thyroid. You will be able to see it move up and down.

It surrounds your windpipe. When I had a goiter, it seems like my right side was a little larger than the left side.
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