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Thyroid goiter difficulty swallowing

A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 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 18 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
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 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
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 38 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
Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 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
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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kamel Sadek
Family Medicine 25 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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Cysts: are usually not a concern but calcifications might. See endocrinologist
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
Rheumatology 68 years experience
Yes: In Graves disease excess thyroid hormone can cause muscle weakness, low potassium,and accelerated and abnormal gastrointrstinal peristalsis. Take slo... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
General Surgery 25 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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