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Enlarged Thyroid And Clearing Throat
Unless the thyroid is asymmetric or huge, would not cause throat clearing. Chronic fatigue and throat clearing, rule out:
acid reflux with reduced sleep
post nasal drip due to chronic sinusitis
generalized aching: consider gum disease or sinus disease.
Sinusitis: see www. Grossaninstitute. Com. ...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 am experiencing thyroid enlargement. The following also describe me: Neck lump or bulge, Throat tightness, and Difficulty breathing. Last may 5 201?
Head & Neck Surgeon: You have a goiter that is pressing on your pharynx and even compressing your trachea (your airway). You need to have it removed surgically ASAP! Go see MD (not a nurse practitioner) and don't let them dilly dally around. Get an Ultrasound or a CAT scan of your neck done to verify the source of the mass, and get a referral to a Head and Neck Surgeon ASAP!!! ...Read more
Hello doc, I have hyperthyroidism and currently on neomercazole but now experiencing a sore throat what could be the cause? I have a fairly visible enlarged thyroid gland
Enlarged goiter: You mention that you have a problem with your thyroid gland. We try to keep they have Inge ...Read more
My thyroid and I already had it remove in 2009 and I want to get tattoos in the future constantly clearing throat?
Neck u/s done 4 globus sensation showed borderline enlarged thyroid, suggests underlying thyroiditis. Is it cause of globus? Is serious? Labs normal
Test results: An important part of tests (ultra-sound, etc) is understandable feedback and recommendations - incl "Don't worry". Ask about anything you'd worry about otherwise. Normal labs are good and suggest it's not serious but thyroiditis might call for check-ups from time to time. Ask. Best! ...Read more
Depends on location: The thyroid gland resides at the base of the neck on both sides of the trachea (cartilage-encased breathing tube). The neck lymph nodes that can swell up are typically found under the angle of the jaw, directly under the chin, and along the mid neck (along the carotid arteries). A physical exam or ultrasound exam by your doctor can help you distinguish these possibilities. ...Read more
Blood Results say hyperthyroid if no nodules & no palpable enlarged thyroid What's the cause? Adenoids/other in the neck press on thyroid cause probs?
Hyperthyroidism: Occurs in a certain percentage or people without known cause, although many causes are of immune origin. It tends to run in families and is most common in young women, but can occur in either sex at any age. Nothing in your neck caused it. If the diagnosis is confirmed, make sure it's treated properly. ...Read more
5 yr old, enlarged thyroid (neck) for over a year. High fevers >103 off and on, no known cause. Complains of leg pains and headaches. Doc says fine.?
Total thyroid removal 1/2015. Slight raspy voice like when you wake up in AM. Also clearing throat with claret mucaus. How long raspy voice last?
Chest congestion & lots throat clearing, many choking episods specialy during sleep. Had pap thyroid cancer & didn't follow for rai. Is it lung cancer?
Conclusions: Don't jump to conclusions. Don't feel guilty about the rai, just get it checked out so you can stop guessing what's happening. ...Read more
I have pain in right side of my neck I had it in all my neck befor but this time. I feel it deep. And one side is it possibility for thyroid enlargement?
No: It's common but not normal. See your doc for labwork, exam and possibly a thyroid ultrasound. Good luck. ...Read more
Can a neck MRI show thyroid nodules/cancer? Enlarged thyroid, upcoming routine MRI for ms... Could the test look at both issues?
Can enlarged thyroid cause the neck muscle on the left that runs from the ear to the collarbone to protrude/be more visible than the other sides muscl?
No, the: Thyroid is much more central than the area you describe. If you have questions, ask your doctor for an examination. ...Read more
My Daughter has thyroid enlargement. Sym were Neck bulge & Cough, trouble swallowing, tired. Ultrasound said thyroid enlarged no mass, what causes this?
Several causes.: Enlarger thryoid is called a goiter, and in many countries is caused by lact of iodine in the diet, but that is rare in the US. More likely, since no masses or nodules are seen on ultrasound, it is caused by Graves disease or hyperthyroidism or inflammation of the gland often called Hashimoto's. Blood tests for T3, T4 and antibodies are helpful. See http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/goiter/symptoms-causes/dxc-20264595 ...Read more
Can wisdom tooth cause shoulder and neck pain, thyroid enlargement if not removed? Jaw hurts, teeth around wisdom tooth hurt, little appetite
I am experiencing thyroid enlargement. The following also describe me: Neck lump or bulge, Hoarse voice, and Cough. What should I do? T4 results 4.32 and TSH 0.006.
Inconsistency: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your T4 and TSH results do not comport with each other. You should discuss it with the doctor who ordered the tests or see and endocrinologist. ...Read more
Can hyperthyroidism and an enlarged thyroid cause presure on the head, eyes and tightness on the neck, presure/fulnes in my ear as well as dizziness?
Yes, Need Treatment: Hyperthyroidism can cause a lot of symptoms. Some people will feel pressure in the neck because the thyroid is usually enlarged. You may feel pressure in your head/ears from increased blood flow, heart rate, anxiety...Dizziness/lightheadedness is very common. The eyes may open wider than nl (in Graves' dz the eye muscles enlarge). With tx the sx's should improve quickly! The eyes may need spec tx. ...Read more
I have a mild sore throat chest and neck pain when coughing drainage clearing throat tender chest shallow breathing. Diagnosis?
Multiple causes: Most are benign goiters, but sometimes thyroid enlargement is caused by cancer or hyperthyroidism. Treatment varies related to symptoms and cause. Most goiters do not need any treatment, but you need to see a doc to have it checked. You don't want to miss a curable cancer or suffer unnneccessarily if you have hyperthyroidism. ...Read more
Usually none!: Usually a sign of both hypothyroidism, or grave's disease, which causes overactivity. However, both thyroid nodules and malignacy can do this. You need some blood tests, and ultrasound of your thyroid, and perhaps a thyroid biopsy, if indicated. Women are more prone to goiters, usually caused by autoimmune issues! ...Read more
Many possibilities: An enlarged thyroid (goiter) has many causes. Are thyroid blood levels (tsh, ft4) normal? If not, then one thinks about hyper/hypothyroidism, graves disease, hashimotos, etc. Is the goiter nodular or smooth? This may require an ultrasound, with biopsy of suspicious nodules. In younger people, hashimotos is very common. Low grade inflammation, eventual hypo. There's no way to avoid this. ...Read more
See details: Most people with enlarged thyroids have normal thyroid function. Have an ultrasound of the thyroid done as a first step. ...Read more
Goiter: There are several possibilities to the etiology of your enlarged thyroid gland. An Ultrasound, possibly a biopsy, labs that include autoimmune levels will help your doctor figure this out. Be well. ...Read more
I have symptoms of an underactive thyroid and an enlarged thyroid but the ultrasound came back normal. What does that mean?
Thyroid levels?: An enlarged thyroid on exam is subjective. The us is better at asessing thyroid size and volume and to rule out other problems which sometimes can be seen on thyroid glands. If your thyroid hormone levels are normal, most likely your symptoms are not related to a thyroid problem. The normal us is reassuring. ...Read more
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