A goiter can develop as a result of numerous different conditions. It can be associated with over-function of the thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism, or excessive thyroid hormones) or with under-function of the gland (hypothyroidism)
Not all goiters cause signs and symptoms. When signs and symptoms do occur they may include:
Below are major symptoms associated with hypothyroidism.
Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland makes too much thyroid hormone. The condition is often called overactive thyroid.
Common symptoms include: