Simple diffuse goiter is a condition in which the only symptom is swelling of the entire thyroid gland. Thyroid function is normal and no tumors or inflammation are present. The disease is common in puberty. However, simple diffuse goiter may lead to thyroid dysfunction in the future and regular examinations and follow-up are needed.
There are no symptoms other than thyroid swelling, which may be visible.
Although no treatment is needed for simple diffuse goiter, regular blood tests and ultrasonography (echography) are required to determine if there is thyroid dysfunction or tumors. These tests can confirm the absence of diseases or complications.