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Crackling Noise In Throat Thyroid
My throat feels thicker/wider in the middle where my thyroid would be. I'm 19. What could be the cause?
Thyroid: Likely not to be a problem but worthwhile seeing your doctor. ...Read more
Goiter: If the thyroid is large it can cause narrowing of the airway and that is an indication for surgery. You should have your thyroid hormone levels checked, if hyper or hypoactive it can be treated. If the hormone level is normal, you should have a cat scan to determine if the gland is narrowing the breathing pipe or trachea. If so surgery may treat your problem. Finally you should look for other causes of shortness of breath including asthma or obstructive sleep apnea. ...Read more
I have nodules on my thyroid I was wondering is this the cause of why my throat feels dry all the time?
No: The nodules will not cause your throat to be dry, but they need to be evaluated and followed by your doctors. ...Read more
Hi still got a bit of swelling on my throat, I have had my thyroid removed 10 days ago x is this normal please?
No: A blood test is the first step in evaluating thyroid disease. ...Read more
Possibly: This needs to get checked out. See your doctor or an ent. ...Read more
No: The thyroid (singular) is an endocrine gland responsible for the production of thyroid hormone. It sits on top of the trachea just below the thyroid cartilage (adam's apple). Your throat is above and behind this area... Unrelated to the thyroid. If you have chronic sore throat... You can see your local ENT for an evaluation. ...Read more
I'm just wondering, if you have problems with your thyroid will your voice be scratchy and throat be soar?
Usually not: These are not the usual symptoms of thyroid disease. ...Read more
I've had a small lump on the right side of my neck/throat area. What symptoms would I feel if it were my thyroid?
Not thyroid: If it is on the side of the neck, it is not thyroid but probably a lump node. ...Read more
I have majority of the symptoms for thyroid problems. Can you have thyroid problems even if no signs of swelling or hurting in throat area?
My younger brother is indicating that his throat is hurting. I speculated that his thyroid muscle his bothering him. Any speculations?
Sore throat is a fairly common symptom associated with many illnesses. Most of the time it resolves on its own without any other issues. Occasionally it can be due to something more serious that needs treatment. Reasons to seek care are:
- any fever - since it could be strep and you can't tell without an exam/testing
- if it lasts longer than 3 or 4 days
- any difficulty opening your mouth
- unable to swallow
- severe pain
- bleeding in the throat
- redness or swelling on the outside of the neck
- any difficulty breathing or noisy breathing
in the meantime, taking Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for pain, drinking plenty of fluids such as hot tea/broth or cold liquids and a spoonful of honey can help.
Even though there are many muscles in the neck surrounding the thyroid, the thyroid is an endocrine organ, not a muscle, and typically does not cause throat pain. ...Read more
Sore throat: Throat swelling and soreness can be due to an a virus (cold) or bacterial (strep) infection, post nasal drip from nose congestion, heartburn, smoking, air pollution, or even yelling. It is much less common for an enlarged thyroid to cause a swollen throat but if you have a thyroid problem, you should have your doctor exam you. Fortunately most sore throats are minor and go away by themselves. ...Read more
Rarely: A thyroid issue is possible but less likely. If it bothers you, have an ENT doctor take a look. ...Read more
I have pain in throat. Mabye thyroid gland when touching. No other symptoms. I smoke 1 pack of cigaret.?
Throat pain: A sore throat is likely due to pharyngitis (viral is most likely; however, if fevers and persistent you would want to rule out bacterial). Smoking is also an irritant and can contribute to throat discomfort. Quitting smoking is best for your health in general. If you can feel your thyroid gland, have a doctor exam it - they will be able to determine if it needs further evaluation/tests. ...Read more
My thyroid and I already had it remove in 2009 and I want to get tattoos in the future constantly clearing throat?
After having a partial removal of thyroid, is it normal to feel a constant lump in ones throat? Maybe even feeling like somethings stuck?
Thyroid removal: You are likely feeling either a remnant of thyroid tissue that is asymmetric now or scar tissue - or both. The sensation of food getting stuck likely reflects scar tissue. To be reassured, your doctor can examine this area with ultrasound. ...Read more
When I have headaches, bad throats, Jaw aches, hot flushes ect, is it ok to cut thyroid med down, is this why everything happening?
I am being tested for a nodule "outside" the thyroid gland, not "in" it. I have several symptoms for the last 2 years. Throat or thyroid?
I have 3 nodules on thyroid getting biopsy next week. Currently feeling sandy gritty feeling in throat and chest. What's the cause of that?
You are nervous: About your procedure. Follow the advise of your doctors, FNS or fine needle aspiration is done as simple out patient procedure, needle aspirants then will be analyzed for cancer cells. If you have 3 nodules most likely is a benign multi nodular goiter, and wait for the good report, then your symptoms will disappear ...Read more
Had biopsy on thyroid lump, it came back ok. Now it seems to b at the front of my throat and when I lay down I feel like I'm being strangled?
Thyroid: You should duscuss this problem with your doctor. This can be caused by a number of things, and it's possible that you just have a large thyroid, as this can give those feelings. Or, it is also possible that the biopsied nodule became cystic after the biopsy and enlarged. In any case, it's the new symptoms that are most concerning and need to be addressed by your doctor. ...Read more
I feel a discomfort below my adams for 4days now and dry throat. I don't see any inflamm. And it is a little tender to touch is it my thyroid?
Possibly.: Examination by a physician could help define this better. If the tenderness is indeed the thyroid, some tests would help define it better. ...Read more
Dr found mass above (not on) my thyroid. After a 2nd apptmt he suggested an ultrasound of my throat. It doesn't hurt. What are the possibilities?
Several: Could be an enlarged lymph node from infection or tumor. Could be a cyst of the thyroglossal duct or brachial cleft cyst. ...Read more
I'm hving a little disturbance in my neck below my adams for 4days now. I'm having a dry throat and I don't see any lumps or inflamm. Is it my thyroid?
Possible: Thyroiditis (subacute) is a possibility, although there are a lot of other structures in your neck and it is possible that it is not thyroid at all. Thyroiditis is often temporary and resolves. See your doctor. ...Read more