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I had a fna of a nodule in my thyroid on monday. I am experiencing pressure/fullness, dry throat ans difficulty swallowing Is this normal?

I had a fna of a nodule in my thyroid on monday. I am experiencing pressure/fullness, dry throat ans difficulty swallowing Is this normal?

Possibly: If a solitary nodule can be palpated in the thyroid, is proven to be solitary on scan and is cold, there is a possibility it is an adenoma that has a 30% chance of converting. FNA does not always guarantee correct dx and if the needle hits the thyroid vessels it can result in a local hematoma intitiating the symptoms you have. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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I have a dry mouth and throat and difficulty swallowing. What could this be from?

I have a dry mouth and throat and difficulty swallowing. What could this be from?

Many things: Dry mouth conditions can be caused from a rainbow of issues. You could be taking a medication such as some high blood pressure meds or anti-depressants that can cause dry mouth. That would also lead to a dry throat feeling and difficulty . If your not fitting into any of these catagories consult you md or dds for other causes. ...Read more

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Over the last few days my throat has felt dry and slightly constricted? I have no difficulty swallowing food though.

Over the last few days my throat has felt dry and slightly constricted? I have no difficulty swallowing food though.

Dry throat: Your throat irritation could be due to allergies, viral pharyngitis, or bacterial infection. If the symptoms are mild and not accompanied with a fever most people would wait a few days and see how it progresses. If your condition worsens then you would need to seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Dry back throat from yesterday night, no pain but slight difficulty swallowing and dryness in throat back.It occurred after i went to bed after dinner?

Dry back throat from yesterday night, no pain but slight difficulty swallowing and dryness in throat back.It occurred after i went to bed after dinner?

New meds?: Did you take any new medications recently such as cold or cough medications? They can cause dry mouth / throat symptoms. Viral infections can also cause the dry, scratchy throat. Any problems with acid reflux? That could be a potential cause as well. ...Read more

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My throat feels dry/scratchy in the front, and my epiglottis has become visible in my throat. Is this dangerous? No difficulty swallowing/breathing

My throat feels dry/scratchy in the front, and my epiglottis has become visible in my throat. Is this dangerous? No difficulty swallowing/breathing

Sore throat: This may be a form of infection, possibly viral. What you are seeing is probably your "uvula" which hangs down in back of you throat. You would not see the epiglottis which is further down the throat. Have your PCP take a look at it. ...Read more

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I have difficulty swallowing and spasms in the back of one side of my throat ?

See a doc: Don't know you, history, age, etc. Could be acute infection e.g. Strep throat, viral infection, tonsillitis, abscess (pus pocket), less likely diphtheria; could be neurologic problem; could be tumor, e.g. Lymphoma, cancer; could be other stuff. See a doc, get examined. ...Read more

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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez
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Swallowing Disorder (Definition)

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Difficulty Swallowing (Definition)

Difficulty with swallowing is the sensation that food is stuck in the throat, or from the neck down to just above the abdomen ...Read more