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Thyroid goiter difficulty swallowing

A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
It depends: It depends on the individual and their level of pain perception/discomfort.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Mathew
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Agree : We don't know what causes it. Thyroid nodules are very common. We know that excessive radiation will increase the risk that the nodules will be cancer... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Generally not: But anything is possible. Hopefully, you have discussed a thyroid biopsy with your doctor and have obtained the appropriate lab testing and ultrasound... Read More
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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Yes, goiter may: Cause problem with swallowing but other esophageal conditions may contribute- ?Acid reflux, narrowing, diverticulum/pouches etc . Follow up with your ... Read More
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Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Unlikely: 1.5 cm nodules often are not big enough to cause compressive symptoms. I would look into another diagnosis, like acid reflux. A good ENT visit will be... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Several causes.: Enlarger thryoid is called a goiter, and in many countries is caused by lact of iodine in the diet, but that is rare in the US. More likely, since no... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kamel Sadek
Family Medicine 26 years experience
How do you know?: How do you know that your thyroid is small? And that it is the cause of difficulty swallowing. The thyroid gland sits infront and to the sides of your... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Endocrinology 52 years experience
Swallowing.: If you are hyperthyroid your doctor who diagnosed that should be treating you for it. A tiny thyroid nodular cyst should not cause difficulty swallow... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Endocrinology 52 years experience
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
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Thyroid nodule/choke: Better see your PCP about this fast! Your difficulty swallowing is VERY concerning! DO NOT WAIT FOR 6 MONTHS!
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Ok: Hyperthyroid can be treated in different ways and hopefully once taken care of, your swallowing issues will improve. Follow-up with your Doctor to ge... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Probably not, but: Discuss this w/ your provider. The doctor who diagnosed you thyroid disease is the best one to talk about expected effects and cautions that lead else... Read More
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