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can gerd cause enlarged thyroid

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Goiter: There are several possibilities to the etiology of your enlarged thyroid gland. An Ultrasound, possibly a biopsy, labs that include autoimmune levels ... Read More

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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Thyroid and GERD: No
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
All of above: Gerd mimics all symptoms mentioned above.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Tonsils/thyroid: Start with a visit to your doctor. You will likely to be referred to an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor, and an Endocrinologist. Hope all goes well.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Leem
Dr. Ted Leem answered
16 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: Most of the time, thyroid cancer does not change thyroid function. However, after being treated for thyroid cancer, you will be hypothyroid if your t ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Can coexist : Thyroid cancer can coexist with hyperthyroidism especially with multi nodular goitersbut rare.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Mexas
22 years experience Internal Medicine
No: An untreated throat infection, pharyngitis or laryngitis, will not cause thyroid disease. Most of these infections are viral and will get better with ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
No: I have never heard of this association.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Dang
13 years experience Radiology
Occur together: It is probably more likely that the nodules happen to occur along with hypothyroidism, i.e., whatever caused the hypothyroidism cause the nodules as w ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lea Danielsen
31 years experience Family Medicine
No: I believe these two things would be entirely unrelated. "hypoventilation", then yes - anything that makes it hard to expand the diaphragm can cause pe ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
35 years experience Cardiology
Yes: The initial stages of hashimoto's is an over active thyroid which over stimulates the heart leading to atrial fibrillation.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Depression and hypothyroidism may go hand in hand.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: Hi. Yes, you bet it can. Doesn't have to, but certainly can.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Murray Grossan
72 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Throat Clearing: Unless the thyroid is asymmetric or huge, would not cause throat clearing. Chronic fatigue and throat clearing, rule out: acid reflux with reduced sl ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid: I don't know about inflamed thyroid but hyperthyroidism can cause many symptoms. If you have been so diagnosed you are probably not getting enough an ... Read More
A 83-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Depending on the location on the gland and the size, they can press on the muscles of the throat or the esophagus itself.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
24 years experience Endocrinology
High thyroid can: Excess thyroid hormone, or hyperthyroidism can lead to many body changes, including increased metabolism/heat production, tremors, fast heart rate and ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
None: None of the above. Any association with them is coincidental. However, you list panic attacks under "conditions" and there IS an association between t ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
It should not: The parathyroid glands or near or sometimes embedded in the thyroid lobes. Removing them should not remove any or enough thyroid tissue to cause a pr ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: But we need to know more about you and the rest of your health. Other diseases can be associated such as another autoimmune disease. Before we jump t ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Yes: Definitely. Upper back and neck muscle tightness and spasm can be from hypothyroidism. Other factors can contribute. Magnesium and zinc are helpful. A ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
32 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not known: Decades ago iodine deficiency was a common cause. These days the cause of benign enlargement of the thyroid (goiter) is not known. A substernal goit ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
No: It should not.

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