What symptoms lead people to become aware of thyroid disease and visit a hospital?
While there are a variety of symptoms depending on the type of disease, here are some common examples that result in people seeking medical care.
The most common symptom of thyroid disease is a swelling of the neck called goiter. Some patients notice goiter when looking in the mirror. Others come after someone else points out their goiter.
Abnormalities of thyroid function can cause any of the symptoms listed below, which lead many patients to seek medical care.
Basedow’s disease, also known as Graves’ disease, is characterized by eye symptoms which lead people to seek medical care.
Even if patients report no symptoms, health examinations or complete medical checkups may reveal thyroid swelling. In these cases, patients undergo further testing, such as ultrasonography and blood tests, to detect thyroid abnormalities.