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Benign thyroid enlargement (non-toxic multinodular goiter): Symptoms

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Symptoms

Symptoms of nontoxic MNGNontoxic MNG - multinodular goiter that produces normal levels of thyroid hormone may be nonexistent. If the goiterGoiter - enlarged thyroid is very slow growing and long-standing, the patient may not notice the slow increase in size. However, some patients may complain of a feeling of fullness in the neck, a choking sensation, difficulty swallowing large pills or chunky foods, a sense of pressure on the neck, or worsening snoring, especially with MNGMNG - Multinodular goiter; enlarged thyroid that contains multiple nodules that grow beneath the breastbone (i.e. substernal goiter).


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