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ICD-10 code: E04

Chapter: Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases

What is Other Nontoxic Goiter?

Other nontoxic goiter is a condition that affects the thyroid gland, which is located in the neck. The thyroid is responsible for producing hormones that regulate the body's metabolism. When the thyroid gland enlarges, it can cause a goiter, which is a swelling in the neck. Other nontoxic goiter refers to a goiter that is not caused by cancer or inflammation and is not associated with hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.

Symptoms of Other Nontoxic Goiter

In many cases, other nontoxic goiter does not cause any symptoms. However, some people may experience difficulty swallowing or breathing due to the enlargement of the thyroid gland. In severe cases, the goiter may cause visible swelling in the neck.

Causes of Other Nontoxic Goiter

Other nontoxic goiter can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  1. Iodine deficiency: Iodine is an essential nutrient that is needed to produce thyroid hormones. If the body does not get enough iodine, the thyroid gland may enlarge to try to compensate.
  2. Genetics: Some people may be more likely to develop a goiter due to their genes.
  3. Pregnancy: Pregnancy can cause hormonal changes that may lead to the development of a goiter.
Treatment of Other Nontoxic Goiter

If a goiter is not causing any symptoms, treatment may not be necessary. However, if the goiter is causing difficulty swallowing or breathing, or if it is causing visible swelling in the neck, treatment may be necessary. Treatment options may include:

  1. Iodine supplements: If the goiter is caused by an iodine deficiency, taking iodine supplements may help reduce the size of the goiter.
  2. Thyroid hormone replacement: If the goiter is causing hypothyroidism, thyroid hormone replacement therapy may be necessary.
  3. Surgery: In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the enlarged thyroid gland.

If you are experiencing symptoms of other nontoxic goiter, it is important to speak with your healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider can help determine the underlying cause of your goiter and recommend the appropriate treatment.

Note: This article is for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions you may have regarding