The main symptoms of goiter include: A swelling in the front of the neck, just below the Adam’s apple.
A feeling of tightness in the throat area.
Hoarseness (scratchy voice)
What does a goiter feel like to the touch?
When you touch it, you can tell it isn’t fat since it is firm and doesn’t move much. Most thyroid goiters are painless, but they may produce symptoms due to their size itself. The most common symptom from a thyroid goiter is a lump in the neck.
How do you detect a goiter?
Diagnosing a goiter may also involve:
- A hormone test. Blood tests can determine the amount of hormones produced by your thyroid and pituitary glands.
- An antibody test. Some causes of a goiter involve production of abnormal antibodies.
- A thyroid scan.
- A biopsy.
What are the early signs of goiter?
Symptoms of a goiter may include:
- Swelling at the base of the neck.
- A tight feeling in the throat.
- Difficulty breathing.
- Difficulty swallowing.
- Dizziness when the arms are raised above the head.
- Neck vein swelling.
What are the symptoms of an inflamed thyroid?
Acute or infectious thyroiditis
Symptoms may include pain in the throat, feeling generally unwell, swelling of the thyroid gland and, sometimes, symptoms of an overactive thyroid gland or symptoms of an underactive thyroid gland. Symptoms usually get better when the infection is treated with antibiotics.