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Doctor insights on: Enlarged Thyroid Causes Sinus Problems

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Can sinus problems and allergies cause muscle aches, neck pain/stiffness and full body aches?

Can sinus problems and allergies cause muscle aches, neck pain/stiffness and full body aches?

Probably not: Sinus infections can not directly cause body aches. Upper respiratory allergy does not usually cause muscle aches and neck pain. A viral infection of the upper respiratory tract can produce all these symptoms. If so, be patient, drink a lot of fluids and your immune system should kick in. If these symptoms last for more than 10 days, see your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Can sinus problems cause a sore palate and jaw/neck glands without any other cold like symptoms like runny nose etc.?

Can sinus problems cause a sore palate and jaw/neck glands without any other cold like symptoms like runny nose etc.?

Yes it can: Yes, you can have those symptoms with sinus problems due to heavy concentration of nerves around sinus, palate and neck. See your pcp to evaluate sinuses for possible treatment. ...Read more

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Enlarged thyroid 6.4 6.5 with a nodule on left that grew over three year from 2.0 to 2.4 I keep lots of sinus and ears head infection what's you opioid?

Watch: While there has not been a significant change in the solitary nodule present, the rule is that such a nodule, if cold on scan should be considered to represent an adenomatous growth. These have a 30% chance of progressing to Ca. Bx not always diagnostic. If change in size noted after checking with sono periodically, then prophylactic resection safest procedure. ...Read more

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I have lump im middle of my throat along with brain fog forgetfullness and throat and sinus problems I think it may be thyroid problem can u help me?

I have lump im middle of my throat along with brain fog forgetfullness and throat and sinus problems I think it may be thyroid problem can u help me?

Agree: Symptoms sound like thyroid dysfunction with the presence of a goiter aka an enlarged thyroid gland. See your physician for a blood test. May need thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Can sinus problems make me feel off balance constantly for over a year? Along with headaches and pain in teeth and neck?

Can sinus problems make me feel off balance constantly for over a year? Along with headaches and pain in teeth and neck?

Possible? Yes.: Your complaints and symptoms are worrisome. Lest one speculate on all the issues at hand and causes for your symptoms, I would recommend you see your pcp and then have an appropriate work up, testing, referral to ent, neurology and others that may be appropriate and then see what comes out. I would not delay in getting your symptoms addressed. Best to you! ...Read more

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Help I am having bad sinus problems? Brain fog, stiff neck, anxiety? What should I do?

Help I am having bad sinus problems? Brain fog, stiff neck, anxiety? What should I do?

See your doctor: There are various reasons why you may have these symptoms. You need to be evaluated by your doctor. Following such an evaluation, work-up if any will be done, and the cause and treatment for these symptoms could then be developed. ...Read more

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Painful lump in left side of neck, and hurts to move, suffered sinus problems over past few months, not sleeping properly weird dreams and some headaches?

Painful lump in left side of neck, and hurts to move, suffered sinus problems over past few months, not sleeping properly weird dreams and some headaches?

Neck lump?: Best for you to get the Neck lump clinically evaluated. It may be a reactive lymph node, but an exam and some testing would tell you definitively. Not sure about the weird dreams, but the headaches and sinus issues may be related to a reactive lymph node. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I keep getting swollen lymph nodes around my neck and ears. I have chronic sinus problems. What type of regimen should I be on?

I keep getting swollen lymph nodes around my neck and ears. I have chronic sinus problems. What type of regimen should I be on?

Need a doctor visit: You would need to see either an allergist or ENT to be evaluated if you have chronic sinusitis and associated conditions. Enlarged cervical lymph nodes might relate to sinusisits. If it persist after sinus diseases are treated, a visit with a hematologist/oncologist might be needed. There are no effective otc regimen for those conditions. ...Read more

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I have a lump in the back left side of my neck just below the hair line. I have been vomiting for 5 days with no fever or sinus problems. What do I do?

I have a lump in the back left side of my neck just below the hair line. I have been vomiting for 5 days with no fever or sinus problems. What do I do?

Lets review your que: How long have you had the lump on your neck? Is it tender? Has it enlarged?
Do you have a headache? is it similar to your migraines? Neck pain can cause a headache. I am not sure the vomiting is related to the lump. Is the vomiting a few episodes or a lot? And diarrhea? abdominal pain/fever/sorethroat/myalgias?
Do you feel dizzy. If vomitning freq. Avoid foods athe time drink small amounts of wate ...Read more

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After a few days of sinus problems, including sore throat and slight /occasional earache, I found a soft lump on left side of my neck. It's at the base sort of under my ear and jawbone. Any idea what this could be?

After a few days of sinus problems, including sore throat and slight /occasional earache, I found a soft lump on left side of my neck. It's at the base sort of under my ear and jawbone. Any idea what this could be?

Reactive node: It sound's like you have a reactive lymph node. This is a lymph node that is doing it's job by enlarging to help get rid of the infections you've been suffering. It should be gone within 4 weeks. If it's not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Had my adenoids removed years ago but they grew back years later was thinking could this be the cause of my nasal and sinus problems if they are large?

Had my adenoids removed years ago but they grew back years later was thinking could this be the cause of my nasal and sinus problems if they are large?

Adenoid hypertrophy: It certainly is possible that enlarged adenoids would contribute to nasal breathing difficulties. Sometimes, adenoids can become chronically infected and can provide a reservoir for infection that could cause problems with ear infections and sometimes sinus infections. You might need them evaluated and removed again. ...Read more

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Can chronic sinus problems cause extreme hoarseness?

Can chronic sinus problems cause extreme hoarseness?

No: Although chronic sinusitis can cause many symptoms in the airway, severe hoarseness is not usually one of them. When I have patients with severe hoarseness I am concerned about reflux and about vocal abuse and poor vocal technique far more than I'm concerned about sinus problems. ...Read more

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Can klonopin (clonazepam) or ativan cause sinus problems

Can klonopin (clonazepam) or ativan cause sinus problems

No: Sinus problems are not a typical side effect of benzodiazepines. ...Read more

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Can sinus problems cause swelling above eyebrow? Thank you very much

Can sinus problems cause swelling above eyebrow? Thank you very much

Decongestant: You do have a sinus cavity in that area that might cause the swelling. Try a decongestant to see if it gets better. If not, then see your physician to make sure you don't have an infection that would need antibiotics, or that the swelling is from another cause. ...Read more

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If my sinus problems where indeed caused by allergies, would anti-histamines definitely have some effect on it?

If my sinus problems where indeed caused by allergies, would anti-histamines definitely have some effect on it?

Sinus infection: It is common to get sinus infections if one has allergies that are not controlled. There are other causes of sinus infections as well.
If recurrent sinus infections are secondary to allergies than controlling allergies with antihistamines or other medications is needed. ...Read more

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How to differentiate between Allergy symptoms vs. Chronic sinusitis symptoms. (Because sometimes allergy is the cause behind sinus problems!!)?

How to differentiate between Allergy symptoms vs. Chronic sinusitis symptoms. (Because sometimes allergy is the cause behind sinus problems!!)?

Allergies/sinusitis: It can be difficult to differentiate. Allergy symptoms usually are runny nose, sneezing, itchy watery eyes, nasal congestion, itchy and irritated throat. Chronic sinusitis is mostly thick discharge, nasal congestion and sinus pressure. Ultimately, it may be necessary to see an ENT allergist or Allergy/immunologist to do thorough history exam, possibly imaging and allergy testing. ...Read more

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What causes sinus problems in 10 year old?

What causes sinus problems in 10 year old?

Allergies or virus: "sinus" problems in children are often the result of viral upper respiratory infections. If there are persistent positive findings of chronic sinusitis, then allergies, structural anomalies and immune disorders need to be ruled out. This is accomplished by pediatric ENT specialist. If the child is robust and has no other problems, then is likely a minor issue. ...Read more

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I want to know if diebetes can cause sinus problems?

I want to know if diebetes can cause sinus problems?

Indirectly, perhaps: If diabetic's blood sugars are not well controlled, the excess glucose may allow bacteria/viruses to thrive more easily in the sinuses. Keep sugar under control; flush nasal passages/sinuses with saline spray to wash out germs (neti pot works well, too; just remember to use boiled or distilled water). Wash hands frequently, especially if around others with infections. ...Read more

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Can sinus problems be caused by a deviated septum?

Can sinus problems be caused by a deviated septum?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring and even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for sinus problems to cause neurological symptoms?

Is it possible for sinus problems to cause neurological symptoms?

Depends: Sinusitis can cause pain, which is a neurological symptom. In rare cases, advanced serious sinus infections can cause ocular symptoms like double vision, impaired eye motion; and intracranial problems like meningitis or a brain abscess. These are some of the neurological problems associated with sinusitis. ...Read more

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Is it possible that the mercury in fillings can cause sinus problems?

Is it possible that the mercury in fillings can cause sinus problems?

No: Sinus disease is the result of the impairment of normal drainage and airflow through the sinuses. The drainage openings can get obstructed by viral infection, allergy, septal deviation, nasal polyps, tumors, barotrauma among others. Mercury fillings play no role in acute or chronic sinus disease. ...Read more

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Could it happen such that a nut allergy cause painful sinus problems that aren't instantaneous?

Could it happen such that a nut allergy cause painful sinus problems that aren't instantaneous?

Nut allergy: Usually they cause hives and difficulty breathing and the effects are immediate. Sinus problems can be from pollen and other environmental elements, see an allergist, get tested and know your triggers. ...Read more

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My nose has been broke and it is crooked and causes me sinus problems what is the procedure to correct this?

My nose has been broke and it is crooked and causes me sinus problems what is the procedure to correct this?

Septorhinoplasty: You need a thorough evaluation which may include a physical exam, nasal endoscopy and possibly even a ct scan of the sinuses. Should the problem seem to be from a structural issue (as opposed to allergies) surgery may help. It would involve making incisions inside and possibly outside (though well hidden) of the nose and possibly removing and re-breaking some nasal bones. ...Read more

Dr. Steve Martinez
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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more


Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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