Swollen thyroid gland

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I am on medication for under active thyroid and I have all the symptoms of a goitre any one else have had the sAme

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    Hi Nicola, did you notice a lump on your throats prior to starting the medication?

    Hypothyroidism can cause thyroid cysts and goiter.  However, if you look at the side effects of levothyroxin, it has many side effects, including goiter. 

    If you look here, it has goiter listed as the first side effect: http://www.rxlist.com/levothyroxine-sodium-side-effects-drug-center.htm

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      Hi Nicola, good that you're checking blood work. Unfortunately, the blood tests don't always show indications of a goiter, so it's best to also get a scan.

      I also urge you to read all the side effects of your medication, as it's extremely difficult to determine wether your dose is incorrect, or whether your medication is causing additional symptoms, as many thyroid medication side effects are hypothyroid symptoms. 

      Its really important to make sure your meds are dosed correctly, and that you have medication that works for you, as not all meds work for everyone. 

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