One of the surest signs that there is something going wrong with the thyroid is the development of goiters. A goiter is a harmless mass. This mass occurs when the thyroid swells to several times its normal size. Inflammation is the main cause of this swelling. A goiter that is caused by an issue with the thyroid will appear in the neck.
This bulge can become quite large and will be visible from the outside. If you notice that there is a bulge in your neck and it is not going away, it is important to go to your doctor to discuss the problem. Graves disease can cause a goiter to develop as the thyroid becomes inflamed or swollen. There are treatments available for goiters and it is important to have it taken care of right away. Treating the thyroid for the issue will be a part of the plan as well.