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How Does Thyroid Gland Problems Affect Swallowing
I have trouble swallowing but not all the time. Sometimes I really have a hard time swallowling and other x no problem. I had CT scan show small calcific densities in right lobe of thyroid gland. Could this be the cause even though I don't kno what the ct
Need evaluation: There are many possible causes for your current symptoms. Although the ct showed "small calcified densities in the thyroid", it still might not be the cause for your difficulty swallowing. The next step would be a thyroid u/s to see if these "densities" are in a nodule and to see how many nodules & how big they are. Get the ct result, sit down with your doc and discuss the next step of evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more
Can dental problems be the cause of thyroid gland disorders - either hypo or hyperthyroidism? Is a symptom a click in the throat when you swallow?
No: Usually dental problems don't cause thyroid issues. In some cases, the thyroid gland can get large enough to have some mass effect on the esophagus but not a click per se. See a doctor soon for further evaluation. ...Read more
My thyroid gland is small but it is giving me difficulty swallowing. What could be the reason for this?
No: We see people with thyroid problems who don't have enlargement. Some are even born without their thyroid gland. ...Read more
No: No, thyroid dyfunction can occur with an enlarged thyroid but can also be seen in persons whose thyroid has not changed size and appears to be of a normal volume. If you suspect thyroid disease, then see your pcp and/or an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Not likely: Most likely two issues here but you do need to give more detail ...Read more
In 60s had several surg past may need my ovaries and thyroid gland removed have depr and anx fibro how will this affect me with my other problems help?
Possibly negatively: 60's w. Fibromyalgia plans pelvic surgery. FM cause multifactorial w. generalized deconditioning & consequent widespread soft tissue spasms. Post-surgical rest & convalescence can worsen generalized weakness/pain if efforts not made to enhance muscle tone via aquatherapy & gentle yoga. Should consider standard FM meds & forego opiates. Cannabis might benefit mood via pain relief & better sleep. ...Read more
It is possible but: It is possible for anybody to have underactive thyroid problem but why you ask this question. If you have symptoms or sus[pect you may have it check with your doctor and it can be diagnosed by a blood test for thyroid hormones and TSH which is excreted by pituatary and is a useful test to diagnose thyroid disorders. ...Read more
I have problems with mine thyroid gland, mine TSH is 8.760, it is possible that cannabis made this problem? Will smoking weed help or make it worse?
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