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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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I have been diagnosed with one 7mm cyst on my right lobe of the thyroid gland and one of 9mm on the left lobe. Can this cause dizziness and choking?

I have been diagnosed with one 7mm cyst on my right lobe of the thyroid gland and one of 9mm on the left lobe.  Can this cause dizziness and choking?

No: Small thyroid nodules and cysts are common in the general population, especially women over age 40. These cysts usually have no clinical significance, and are too small to cause any symptoms. A 9mm cyst is the size of a pea. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroidism cause inflamed thyroid and cause difficulty swallowing, coughing, and choking sensation?

Can hyperthyroidism cause inflamed thyroid and cause difficulty swallowing, coughing, and choking sensation?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism can result from inflammation of the thyroid (subacute thyroiditis). There will be pain and swelling of the thyroid that can feel like a sore throat, and cause trouble swallowing. If the thyroid is large enough, you can also have a choking sensation. Treatment for this condition is different than the usual treatment for an overactive thyroid. ...Read more

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How likely is it for a bad cough (from choking) to cause a vein dissection of the neck? The cough left my arm with a dull pain as well. Bit worried.

How likely is it for a bad cough (from choking) to cause a vein dissection of the neck? The cough left my arm with a dull pain as well. Bit worried.

Unlikely: The veins usually don't undergo dissection but the arteries do. However it would be highly unlikely,if not impossible , for dissection to occur with hard coughing. But a few flecks of blood from broker capillaries in tge bronchial tree may be associated with heavy coughing. ...Read more

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I have difficult swallowing, choking sensation, and cough. Do you think Botox which was injected in my neck 3 months ago caused this?

I have difficult swallowing, choking sensation, and cough. Do you think Botox which was injected in my neck 3 months ago caused this?

No.: Good day, thank you for your question! The quick answer is most likely not if it was injected properly. Also Botox starts to fade in its effect after 3-4 months. All the Best! Dr. Tony Perkins. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerves, bulg.Discs in neck cause myasthenia gravis? I have one eye lower than other, feel like choking couple days and snoring for months..

Can pinched nerves, bulg.Discs in neck cause myasthenia gravis? I have one eye lower than other, feel like choking couple days and snoring for months..

Maybe the opposite?: Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease. In myasthenia gravis, your immune system produces antibodies that block your muscles' receptor sites for an acetylcholine, causing muscle weakness. The condition may cause weakness in your neck, arms and legs, but this usually happens along with muscle weakness and not the other way around. ...Read more

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Can excessive belching cause throat damage? Can't gargle, difficulty swallowing at times, choking, neck pain on both sides, acid reflux problems.

Can excessive belching cause throat damage? Can't gargle, difficulty swallowing at times, choking, neck pain on both sides, acid reflux problems.

Belching: The excessive belching is caused by some underlying condition, such as your reflux disease. The belching itself is more a symptom than the cause you need to get treated. Seek help form a GI dr. Who specializes in this area. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes delayed burping, pain in the back of neck, difficulty breathing and choking feeling, headache and fast heart beat?

What causes delayed burping, pain in the back of neck, difficulty breathing and choking feeling, headache and fast heart beat?

Many possibilities: Honestly,I wish I could ask you more questions to better answer this.I am assuming all these symptoms are happening at the same time and have a seeming relationship with each other?How often does it occur?Is it sudden?If all at once suddenly have to think about an allergic reaction to something or maybe infection like meningitis.Need more info.If this is now and u can't breathe well,seek care now ...Read more

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Can a cervical herniated disc in the neck cause slurred speech, difficulty talking, and swallowing? Sometimes choking on thin liquids?

Can a cervical herniated disc in the neck cause slurred speech, difficulty talking, and swallowing?  Sometimes choking on thin liquids?

Evaluation needed: Swallowing problems are most commonly related to neurological disease. The most common reason for these symptoms would be a stroke in the brain stem but other reasons need to be investigated for an appropriate treatment plan to be set. ...Read more

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Enlarged thyroid with nodules, feels like I'm choking when lying down. Keeps getting bigger. What would shrink it?

See ENT/endocrine: Enlarging thyroid nodules may necessitate biopsy or surgical removal of part or all of the thyroid. In patients with hypothyroidism, levothyroxine may help reduce nodule size. Otolaryngologist (ENT) and some general surgeons perform thyroidectomy. ...Read more

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My doctor checked my thyroid and it felt like she was choking me. Was she upset with me over my complaints? Is it normal to press hard on neck?

My doctor checked my thyroid and it felt like she was choking me. Was she upset with me over my complaints? Is it normal to press hard on neck?

Unlikely upset: Most likely your doctor was palpating your thyroid for any nodules or enlargement. You always should feel confident in telling your physician any complaints and if the exam is uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Could I have toxic thyroid adenoma if I have choking?

Could I have toxic thyroid adenoma if I have choking?

Unlikely.: Several reasons to have a choking sensation with swallowing. Not likely from the thyroid. ...Read more

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I have excess phlegm causing choking...I am a diabetic and have several cysts on my thyroid .Some are 4 CM some are 1.7 mm. Is this causing phlegm?

I have excess phlegm causing choking...I am a diabetic and have several cysts on my thyroid .Some are  4 CM  some are 1.7 mm. Is this causing phlegm?

Well...: I doubt that it is your thyroid causing this suddenly, and it is possible. You could have a respiratory infection as well. Given that you have Diabetes you need prompt attention. ...Read more

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My husband has had probs swallowing food&water for a while. He is choking and it is scarring me . He has issue w/ thyroid and on meds .Also heartburn?

My husband has had probs swallowing food&water for a while. He is choking and it is scarring me . He has issue w/ thyroid and on meds .Also heartburn?

Prob. swallowing: This should be evaluated right away. Problems swallowing can indicate a serious problem in the throat or esophagus (the muscular tube from the throat to the stomach). Also but less common could be from excessive thyroid enlargement which again could be a serious problem. ...Read more

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Persistent cough and occasional choking when eating...Could this be thyroid or throat related? Endoscopy and colonoscopy ok. Lungs ok.

Persistent cough and occasional choking when eating...Could this be thyroid or throat related? Endoscopy and colonoscopy ok. Lungs ok.

Dysphagia: The symptoms you describe are concerning. The endoscopy can only tell you information about the anatomy and not about how the swallowing mechanism is functioning. A swallowing study (modified barium swallow study) may be necessary to figure out what is the problem. A formal swallowing evaluation would be important as well. ...Read more

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Had mono 3-4mnths ago, seen dr and ent, theyre not worried, had ultrasound on neck, negative, but throat still gets tight choking sensation, thyroid?

Had mono 3-4mnths ago, seen dr and ent, theyre not worried, had ultrasound on neck, negative, but throat still gets tight choking sensation, thyroid?

Choking after mono: If your tonsils are swollen or touching each other , a taped short course of steroids might help, please ask your doctor, if this problem persisted you may need to go back to ENT for possible nasolaryngosopy if it was not done yet. Good luck. ...Read more

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A lot of burping, fatigue, sore throat & ear (comes and goes) & sometimes choking and coughing when eating. Could this be thyroid or throat related?

A lot of burping, fatigue, sore throat & ear (comes and goes) & sometimes choking and coughing when eating. Could this be thyroid or throat related?

See your DR and get: Checked for thyroid condition, problems with esophagus, vocal cords, stomach; viral infection, menopause etc. Hope u feel better soon! ...Read more

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