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thyroid pain on left side

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terri Washington
15 years experience Endocrinology
No, not normal: Go to urgent care or er to make sure you don't have some sort of infection.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Depends on cause: The treatment can vary depending on the cause and can range from nsaids to surgery. See your pcp or an endocrine specialist.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Unrelated: Hi. I've been doing thyroid cancer for a long time, and I've never seen pain of that nature associated with it. A better bet would be musculoskeletal ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Throat pain thyroid: 22 M asks; 1. if thyroid pain from tonsils or throat pain. 2. can anxiety/stress/lack of sleep cause thyroid issues. ANS: 1 thyroid pain not likely f ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
Dr. TED FEDER answered
39 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Need more Info: Anatomy (what is there) dictates what might be the problem. Jaw bone? Teeth? Muscles? Tmj? Gland? How long ago did it start? Previous trauma? ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
13 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Likely muscle pain: Myofascial pain is the most common pain in the upper back area. www.otwithmd.com.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Shaw
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
See a doctor: This complaint could be indigestion, infection, heart disease or other problems. You should see a doctor asap.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience Family Medicine
Nature of pain?: Left sided pain in a male could be a hernis, kidney stone, diverticular disease, pancreatitis and even just gas or constipation. We look at the locat ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Moore
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your doctor : While it may be true that some women can feel when they are ovulating, both of the ovaries are sensitive and respond to the hormones released around o ... Read More
A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
Back pain: You need to see a spine specialist. This is an indicator that the there is pressure on the nerves coming out of your spine. This could be caused by a ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Merrill Reuter
34 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Active infection?: Should see a physician.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Location: A lump could be benign tumor or lymph node or a carbuncle. The location and presence of tenderness and duration may help to differentiate.
A female asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
32 years experience Family Medicine
Hyperthyroidism: There are no food that reverse hyperthyroidism or make it worse.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Left abdominal: Sharp pain just below the left rib cage is often due to gas entrapment which may be in the left colon or in the actual stomach. If you feel bloated it ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Fever?: If you have fever, I would be worried that your symptoms indicate urinary tract sepsis, a life threatening illness. An emergency dept visit would be r ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: It is likely a cervical radiculopathy which is a compressed nerve root in the neck. Have it evaluated.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rule out appendix: Any pain in the lower right side needs evaluation. This is the area of the appendix and can be an emergency. Remember though, most cases of right lowe ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Get it evaluated: There are several possible causes for pain in this area including appendicitis. How long has the pain been an issue? Abdominal pain that is significan ... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Neck mass: A mass on the neck could be many things without more details. If it is in the skin, it could be a cyst. If it is deeper, it could be associated with ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Muscle cramp: I guess, one of the major muscle on your upper back is sprained. I would advise you to apply ice pack and give rest to back muscle for few days. Then ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience General Surgery
Get a physical!: New onset sharp left sided abdominal pain can have many etiologies. Without a physician history and examination, it is hard to guess the cause. Musc ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Many possibilities.: Causes of left upper abdominal pain include but are not limited to: angina, heart attack, pneumonia, injury, enlarged spleen, ruptured spleen, pancrea ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Too many things!: Ovary; kidney; musculoskeletal; adrenal, etc. You need to visit your docotr. An ultrasound is probably the best diagnostic test!
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
No question here: There is no question in your statement above. What are your specific symptoms and question? If you are in any way worried you should go see your fami ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
16 years experience General Practice
Hypothyroidism: This is a very touchy subject even amongst physicians. You most likely have hypothyroidism. Your physician can check antibodies, but also T3 (lioth ... Read More
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