A 32-year-old female asked:
I have hypothyroidism. i'm suppose to be on medication just haven't had 2nd round of blood work done yet. my thyroid is always swollen however, on occasion it is so swollen i can hardly swallow. why is this? flare up maybe? and should i be concerned? than
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Thyroiditis?: I have to ? the diagnosis, if you are newly dx'd sometimes the thyroid can enlarge and will shrink back with proper treatment. This is usually not that symptomatic. There is a condition called thyroiditis (diff types, common after preg). This is an inflammation of the thyroid with phases of over, normal and underactive thyroid. Usually self limited-tx is temp. Some get perm hypothythyroid.
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Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Goiter: Enlarged thyroid glands at times extend below the throat into the upper chest cavity where they can impinge upon the esophagus. Discuss this with your physician or thyroidologist who can order the appropriate imaging tests to see if this is the case with you.
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Last updated Nov 17, 2015
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