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what does it mean when your thyroid is swollen

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?

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Thyroid cystic chang: How large? May be just a cyst, or mixed nodule .May to hashimotos or a tumor, Check TSH and consider thyroid antibody testing like peroxidase and ... Read More
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience General Surgery
Many things: You may have a multi modular goiter which is a benign condition that sometimes may require surgery. This could also be thyroiditis which is also benig ... Read More
Dr. Brendan Stack jr., md, facs, face
31 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
Thyroid cyst: This description could be 1 of 2 things: a cancer with regional metastasis or Hashimoto's thyroiditis with associated lymphadenopathy.
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Thyroid: The results suggest you might need a thyroid biopsy. Not a painful experience. Call your doctor regarding the imaging results and further procedure.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Coller
12 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: I would get evaluated. Many things can cause your symptoms: nodules on vocal cords, infections, tumors, nerve damage, or it just might be the "way you ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Yes: The way we monitor the functioning of your thyroid gland is by measuring TSH(Thyroid Stimulating Hormone). As your thyroid gland in your neck produces ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
20 years experience Family Medicine
Likely infectious...: Swollen lymph nodes are typically related to recent or current infection. Can stay swollen for a couple of weeks. If they remain 'squishy and mobil ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Lymphadenopathy: Swollen lymph nodes can be a sign of many clinical conditions from a simple viral infection to something more serious. See a physician who will determ ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: It could also be your throid gland. See your doctor to differentiate . Either way needs attention and treatment soon.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Muscle strain: This may be a muscle strain but with your many condition you need to discuss with your physicians. Consider heat, a neck pillow, physical therapy. ... Read More
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