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Symptoms of a goitre include a swelling at the front of the neck, a hoarse voice, a cough, and finding it hard to swallow or breathe.

Treatment for a goitre depends on the cause and may include medicines, or sometimes surgery. Sometimes no treatment is needed.

A goitre happens when your thyroid gland becomes swollen. Common causes include an overactive or underactive thyroid, or hormonal changes.

Goitre is a lump or swelling at the front of the neck caused by a swollen thyroid. Your thyroid is a small gland in your neck that makes hormones.

Page last reviewed: 27/07/2022
Next review due: 27/07/2025