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what is a gorder

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i have a lump in my throat that my mom said it might be a gorder
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr.M.D.Mazumdar, MD replied 10 years ago.

Hello,


I think your mom meant a goiter. A goiter is a swelling of the thyroid gland which usually occurs when the gland is unable to produce enough hormones. The commonest cause is a deficiency of iodine in the body.


See here for more on goiters:


- http://www.endocrineweb.com/goiter.html


- http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001178.htm


- http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/goiter/DS00217


I hope this helps.


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