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what does a swollen thyroid feel like

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. TORY MCJUNKIN
18 years experience Pain Management
Pinched nerve: No. These structures are too far apart in the body to affect eachother. You might have to look to your cervical spine for the pinched nerve. A pin ... Read More
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Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Pinched nerve: If the pinched nerve is in the neck there would be no relationship to the thyroid gland swelling.

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Subacute thyroiditis: You many have inflammation of your thyroid caused by a virus or autoimmune disease that can cause swelling and pain in your thyroid. If it is from a ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Usually not noticed: Most people cannot feel or see their thyroid, unless it is very big. If you think you see a buldge in your neck, chances are you are seeing a normal ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on problem: Worst case scenarios: if under active- congestive heart failure, coma; if over active - irregular heartbeat, stroke, "thyroid storm"; if thyroid nodul ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
Thyroid should not: be hypertrophied because of streptococcal infection, but the lymph nodes in the cervical chain along your neck will be. What you are feeling is most ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Goiter: An enlarged thyroid gland is called a goiter. Symptoms can be related to overactive thyroid function or underactive. Overactive symptoms include shak ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: That's not a typical symptom of hiv.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid is: Probably not the cause of your phlegm.However, if your thyroid is actually swollen, you need to see your doctor for a full evaluation.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Could be OK: Depends on how swollen and the cause. It could be from thyroiditis. It could be upper limits of normal. Did your doctor test your thyroid function?
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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No: We see people with thyroid problems who don't have enlargement. Some are even born without their thyroid gland.
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