As the goiter grows it can start to press on the trachea and the esophagus. This is the reason that many people suffer from symptoms from their goitre. One of the symptoms that can develop if a goiter starts to get too large is stridor. Stridor is a wheezing sound that starts when it is too hard for air to get in and out of the trachea without interference. Constant stridor that is not explained by any other respiratory issue may be a symptom of a goiter.
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