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Can a thyroid cyst, thyroiditis or goiter cause food or pills to get stuck in the throat?

Can a thyroid cyst, thyroiditis or goiter cause food or pills to get stuck in the throat?

Goiter - yes: Due to the size of a thyroid goiter, it can compress the esophagus. This can increase the chance of causing pills and food to become stuck. A simple thyroid cyst or classic thyroiditis should not cause this symptom. ...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


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My u/s impression shows a moderate enlargement of the thyroid. It also shows severe inhomogeneous tissue bilaterally. I had rai 33 years ago because of a large goiter. My symptoms are severe pressure in the throat, (it builds through the day) difficulty s

My u/s impression shows a moderate enlargement of the thyroid. It also shows severe inhomogeneous tissue bilaterally. I had rai 33 years ago because of a large goiter. My symptoms are severe pressure in the throat, (it builds through the day) difficulty s

Complicated: I would look for other causes, although you might have compressive symptoms from your thyroid gland, i would make sure it's not something simple like reflux before taking out your gland. You need to be worked up properly. But it very well could be your thyroid. ...Read more

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Dr said I have nodule on left of my throat&both sides of thyroid r goitered. Hard to swallow. Said he doesn't know what's causing it andleft it at that?

Agree : We don't know what causes it. Thyroid nodules are very common. We know that excessive radiation will increase the risk that the nodules will be cancerous. Thus, if you know you have thyroid nodules, make sure you follow them and biopsy nodules that changes or grow in time. ...Read more

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I looks and feels like I have a goiter. Feeling like something in throat with voice hoarsness.thyroid bloods show normal. What to do?

I looks and feels like I have a goiter. Feeling like something in throat with voice hoarsness.thyroid bloods show normal. What to do?

Further Evaluation: Dear Cat2842, You should probably have imaging to determine if you have swollen glands or a mass in your throat or chest. A CT scan of your neck and chest would be a way to start. ...Read more

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If I had thyroidcancer for over a year would I have a noticeable goiter, or nodule? Would TSH change? Feels like someone's grabbing throat slightcough

If I had thyroidcancer for over a year would I have a noticeable goiter, or nodule? Would TSH change? Feels like someone's grabbing throat slightcough

FYI: Thyroid cancer may not present with a "goiter" or large palpable nodule, it can be more subtle. It does not often affect thyroid function so TSH levels are fine. You would be very young for thyroid cancer so that makes it unlikely a cause for your symptoms. Be aware bad acid reflux can cause your reported symptoms. It would be interesting to hear/see what your laryngoscopy demonstrated. ...Read more

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I have feeling of a lump in my throat can it be acid reflex? Or my goiter.I also feel somepain

I have feeling of a lump in my throat can it be acid reflex? Or my goiter.I also feel somepain

See a doctor: Sensation of a lump in the throat is not normal and needs to be checked out. If you smoke and/or drink alcohol, this symptom could signal a serious problem. Please see you doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Don't laugh! can putting an ice pack on my throat reduce the swelling? (i have a goiter & i hate it w/a fiery passion) could it be harmful?

Don't laugh! can putting an ice pack on my throat reduce the swelling? (i have a goiter & i hate it w/a fiery passion) could it be harmful?

Goiter: Is an enlarged thyroid gland. It could be due to an under active gland but there are different reasons for it but ice packs will not make it go down. You should be seeing a doctor since an evaluation will tell you why you have it and what the best treatment would be. It could just be you need to take medicine. May not be serious but get it checked out. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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