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Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Phlegm (Definition)

Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more


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My thyroid is swollen and I have a lot of phlegm, what should I do?

My thyroid is swollen and I have a lot of phlegm, what should I do?

Thyroid is: Probably not the cause of your phlegm.However, if your thyroid is actually swollen, you need to see your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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I have excess phlegm causing choking...I am a diabetic and have several cysts on my thyroid .Some are 4 CM some are 1.7 mm. Is this causing phlegm?

I have excess phlegm causing choking...I am a diabetic and have several cysts on my thyroid .Some are  4 CM  some are 1.7 mm. Is this causing phlegm?

Well...: I doubt that it is your thyroid causing this suddenly, and it is possible. You could have a respiratory infection as well. Given that you have Diabetes you need prompt attention. ...Read more

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Could coughing up phlegm be from thyroid cancer?

Could coughing up phlegm be from thyroid cancer?

No.: Your thyroid is outside your windpipe and phlegm would be inside your airway. There are some scenarios where thyroid cancer could indirectly cause coughing up phlegm but these would all be exceedingly rare. ...Read more

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Chronic cough with mucus and phlegm sometimes short of breath do have cysts on thyroid what could this be?

Bronchitis?: Could be allergic or other form of bronchitis by description. Likely no relation to thyroid. Needs good exam & likely pulmonary function tests by your Dr or a Pulmonologist for proper diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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What wiill dry up phlegm from 94 year old mom? Gobs of stringy, flimsy clear stuff. She takes BP & thyroid meds, 5 mg Xanax (alprazolam) for mild dementia.

What wiill dry up phlegm from 94  year old mom? Gobs of stringy, flimsy clear stuff. She takes BP & thyroid meds, 5 mg Xanax (alprazolam) for mild dementia.

A lot of Xanax (alprazolam): That much xanax (alprazolam) could suppress respiration and contribute to eventual infection, ie, pneumonia with phlegm build up. An x-ray of chest and blood tests (white count and thyroid) might be indicated. If she is indeed on this much xanax (alprazolam), it should be reduced. Guafenicin can reduce phlegm and is generally safe. Check potential interactions. ...Read more

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I have thyroid nodules and I'm having a lot of thick phlegm. Also I began having pain that goes down to esophagus and up to the ear. Is that normal?

I have thyroid nodules and I'm having a lot of thick phlegm. Also I began having pain that goes down to esophagus and up to the ear. Is that normal?

Unrelated: Hi. Thyroid nodules and phlegm are unrelated. What is your thyroid function? I assume if you were hyperthyroid, you'd tell us. Pain to esophagus? That's not very specific. Some thyroid nodules are cancerous. The workup depends on several variables including size and echogenic characteristics. To directly answer your question, thyroid nodules, thick phlegm, and pain in esophagus are not normal. ...Read more

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Dry mouth and dry blood on tongue and bloody phlegm . Can it be caused from thyroid nodule ? Have been diagnosed with a 1cm nodule calcified within .

Dry mouth and dry blood on tongue and bloody phlegm . Can it be caused from thyroid nodule ? Have been diagnosed with a 1cm nodule  calcified within .

Not related: Thyroid calcifications will not bleed into the oral cavity. Dry mouth (and likely dry throat and nasal passages) will often result in blood from the gums or the delicate tissues of the nose. A bloody nose can reveal itself inwardly ("post-nasal drip") or externally when the nose is blown. Have your. ...Read more

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Serious phlegm in back of throat gagging me, on proton pump inhibitor for GERD no better, could thyroid be causing problems?

Serious phlegm in back of throat gagging me, on proton pump inhibitor for GERD no better, could thyroid be causing problems?

Probably not thyroid: Even if you have an enlarged thyroid, the thyroid grows out, and it is not common for an enlarged thyroid to cause compressive symptoms. This is more likely from the reflux, or something else. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have thyroidism?

How do I know if I have thyroidism?

TFT's: Thyroid disorders are usually diagnosed via blood test and clinical symptoms. Thyroid function tests include measuring blood levels of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and thyroid hormone levels (t3 (liothyronine) and t4). ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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