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I'm having trouble swallowing, feels like acid reflux or heartburn. I take thyroid medicine for low thyroid. It feels like there's ants crawling around in my neck. What is it?

I'm having trouble swallowing, feels like acid reflux or heartburn. I take thyroid medicine for low thyroid. It feels like there's ants crawling around in my neck. What is it?

Examination: First thing I would like you to do is see your Doctor/provider for an examination which include the throat and neck among other items. Problems might inclue a throat infection, acid reflux and many other issues, none of it could be ignored. So, at this time an examination is important, take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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I've severe acid reflux can it cause 1 lingual tonsil more enlarged than other had previous thyroid cancer scared of throat cancer or base if tongue?

I've severe acid reflux can it cause 1 lingual tonsil more enlarged than other had previous thyroid cancer scared of throat cancer or base if tongue?

GERD: Severe reflux can result in the development of barrett's esophagus; which has an increased incidence of developing esophageal cancer. Upper endoscopy is a simple method for evaluating any esophageal disease. If your problem is severe, you should be on some form of acid blockade such as omeprazole. You may even benefit from some type of antireflux surgery. ...Read more

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Is there a thyroid and acid reflux connection?

Thyroid and GERD: Only indirectly since hypothyroidism promotes excessive weight and the latter aggreves gerd. Also with hyperthyroidism there is sometimes increased secretion and hcl. ...Read more

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Does acid reflux have anything to do with thyroid cancer?

No relationship: These are not connected issues. Acid reflux should be treated as it can relate to esophageal cancer. Check with your gastroenterologist about this. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a thyroid problem at 18? I have acid reflux and I feel like my hair is thinning as well as i am always tired. is it my thyroid?

Is it possible to have a thyroid problem at 18? I have acid reflux and I feel like my hair is thinning as well as i am always tired. is it my thyroid?

Def. possible: its possible. Fatigue and hair loss could be hypothyroidism. Those symptoms are however non-specific. If you are concerned then make an appointment with your primary care doctor. They will be be able to evaluate that for you. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more