GoitreTreatment

Treatment for a goitre can include medicine, hormone therapy and surgery.

overview

A goitre is a swelling of the thyroid gland that causes a lump in the front of your neck.

symptoms

Goitres are usually small and do not cause symptoms. A large goitre may cause coughing, a tight throat, hoarseness and difficulty swallowing.

treatments_overview

Treatments for a goitre include medicines, hormone therapy and sometimes surgery. Goitres with no symptoms do not usually need treatment.

causes

Causes for a goitre include problems with your thyroid gland, puberty, the menopause and not enough iodine in your diet.

Page last reviewed: 15/04/2019
Next review due: 15/04/2022