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Can a small right sided goiter cause right sided ear pain?

Can a small right sided goiter cause right sided ear pain?

Goiter: Goiter, a enlargement of the thyroid causes swallowing problems and (rarely) breathing problems. I think your ear pain is from something else. Feel better. ...Read more

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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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Can sore throat, ears and gland be from goiter?

Can sore throat, ears and gland be from goiter?

Goiter: Depending on the size of the thyroid gland, yes it is possible. ...Read more

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My goiter hurts all the time, my ear hurts, the one above my goiter. I've become dizzy and forgetful over the last 2 months..

My goiter hurts all the time, my ear hurts, the one above my goiter. I've become dizzy and forgetful over the last 2 months..

May be related?: Painful goiter should probably be evaluated by your doc as it may be interfering with your thyroid hormone levels. This could be a potential contributor to the dizzy / forgetful symptoms, but kind of a stretch without other more likely symptoms. The pain in your ear could also be related but i think unlikely. ...Read more

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I have multi nodular goiter, over the past 2 days i've had a stabbing pain in left ear along with pain in the left side of my throat. Is it related?

I have multi nodular goiter, over the past 2 days i've had a stabbing pain in left ear along with pain in the left side of my throat. Is it related?

Not likely: You probably have a throat irritation(like reflux) or infection(pharyngitis). There is a nerve in your throat which has branches in the ear. When that nerve in your throat is inflamed you can get ear pain. Multi modular goitered are rarely the cause of such complaints and one should look elsewhere for the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a goiter pushing over esophagus, pretty big never saw endocrinologist, ear, nose, throat doctor recommended surgery. Some thoughts?

I have a goiter pushing over esophagus, pretty big never saw endocrinologist, ear, nose, throat doctor recommended surgery. Some thoughts?

Obstruction: Neck mass, regardless of the organ or cause, at a certain size (also regardless of delay) need relief of obstruction (airway/feeding tube). Primary concern is avoid loss of airway. Surgery might be the best choice if you are obstructed. However, most of the thyroid related diseases require both medical and surgical therapies. Be prepared for both. Take family with you to your doc visits. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is a goiter considered a mass?

Is a goiter considered a mass?

Goiter: If you consider a pimple a mass. Goiter is an enlarged thyroid gland. Usually from inflammation, rarely infection, even more rarely from tumors or cysts. Some inflammatory area are called "nodules" and these can turn malignant. ...Read more

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I had a large goiter removed but left the thyroid because it was healthy. I now have a new lump but in a different area. Can you get a new goiter.?

I had a large goiter removed but left the thyroid because it was healthy.  I now have a new lump but in a different area.  Can you get a new goiter.?

Yes: Goiter means swelling of the thyroid. The swelling could be the same condition in another area of the thyroid, or something new. Have it checked by your ent. ...Read more

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I woke up with a large lump on thyroid. US showed goiter, multiple nodules with 2 of them > 3 cm. Labs = normal. Can that happen that quick? Im 35.

Thyroid cysts: A thyroid cyst/s can expand and enlarge quickly. Most likely, these are not new but just expanding. The ultrasound can tell you about the characteristics of the nodules and whether or not they have fluid components. If there is something solid in them, they need to be biopsied. If there are many and they are causing swallowing issues already, surgery might be an option. ...Read more

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A soft lump on the left clavicle appears only 1 day every while_ non-pulsating .... There is history of simple multinodular goiter?

A soft lump on the left clavicle appears only 1 day every while_ non-pulsating .... There is history of simple multinodular goiter?

The only medium: That changes size that rapidly and recedes are air and fluid. In this location it is most likely a congenital cyst such as a branchial cleft cyst. You need to be seen by an otolaryngologist. ...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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Can a very slight increase in calcium levels in blood work indicate cancer? I do have athyroid goiter with normal TSH & a mass in neck of my r femur.

Can a very slight increase in calcium levels in blood work indicate cancer?  I do have athyroid goiter with normal TSH & a mass in neck of my r femur.

Seek other cause: The slightly elevated calcium will be worth repeating, but it will not make or break the cancer workup. It'll be your physician's decision whether or not to biopsy the mass in the femur, simply wait, or do more imaging. I trust your "amyloid goiter" is not really a medullary carcinoma with coexisting parathyroid disease (multiple endocrine neoplasia ii). ...Read more

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Is a goider and a lump on your thyroid the same thing?

Is a goider and a lump on your thyroid the same thing?

NO: A goiter is an enlarged thyroid gland. A lump is a discrete mass. Both should be evaluated by an endocrinologist, . ...Read more

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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.

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

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I feel as if theres something in my ear like a lump. Why is this?

I feel as if theres something in my ear like a lump. Why is this?

Ear lump: Greetings. The ear canal has contours inside that are unique to each individual. Other reactive changes could occur from wax buildup or infection. See your doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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I have a 19yr old son. I just noticed 2 marble sized lumps behind his ear. They are hard like marbles also. Is this something to worry about??

I have a 19yr old son. I just noticed 2 marble sized lumps behind his ear. They are hard like marbles also. Is this something to worry about??

Probably OK: A 19 year old boy with 2 "marble sized lumps behind ear." Based on description, I am not sure if he has other symptoms, but these are probably just enlarged lymph nodes that are common in viral or bacterial infections of the upper respiratory system (like a common cold, sinus infection, ear infection, flu). If your son is not sick or these lumps last for a long time, please see his doctor ...Read more