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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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For the last 3 days I have had severe pain in my thyroid area when I swallow. I do not have a sore throat. The pain is deep in my neck. Any ideas?

For the last 3 days I have had severe pain in my thyroid area when I swallow. I do not have a sore throat. The pain is deep in my neck. Any ideas?

Exam: You need to see a doctor to have an exam of the thyroid. You can get fibrosis or inflammation of the thyroid gland or it could be another structure in the neck causing the problem. ...Read more

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I had half of my thyroid taken out now on the opposite side, it really hurts, tender to touch.. Is it tbc?

I had half of my thyroid taken out now on the opposite side, it really hurts, tender to touch.. Is it tbc?

It could be: Thyroid inflammation causing pain. If you just had the surgery, make sure you're not having post-operative bleeding. If the area is swollen, make sure your doctor sees it soon. ...Read more

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My thyroid feels tender. Ate sharp food that hurt pretty bad yesterday. Coughing. And are you suppose to be able to move your thyroid around? I can?

My thyroid feels tender. Ate sharp food that hurt pretty bad yesterday. Coughing. And are you suppose to be able to move your thyroid around? I can?

See doctor: Most of the time you can not even feel your thyroid if it is normal. If your is enlarged and you can move it around you need to see a doctor for an exam and thyroid blood tests. ...Read more

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Does thyroid make your breasts tender?

Does thyroid make your breasts tender?

NO: Breast can become tender because of hormonal issues. And thyroid hormone does affect various other hormones in the body so indirectly it may be related. But there is no direct reason fro thyroid to causeyour breasts to be tender. ...Read more

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I have very sore and swollen thyroid on right side?

I have very sore and swollen thyroid on right side?

Sore thyroid: Are you sure it is the thyroid that is sore and swollen? If so, it could be subacute thyroiditis, which is thyroid inflammation, which often resolves by itself (there could be transient changes in thyroid blood levels). Autoimmune thyroid disease (eg. Hashimotos) can sometimes do this. Either of these usually involves the whole thyroid, not just one side. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can thyroid medication cause tender breast?

Can thyroid medication cause tender breast?

Not directly: Estrogen is the main cause of breast tenderness, and the reason breast tenderness occurs during puberty, in early pregnancy, and for some women every month. Thyroid hormone can change the amount of binding proteins for estrogen, and at least temporarily change estrogen levels, but would not cause breast problems directly. ...Read more