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How To Reduce Thyroid Swelling
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system by enlarging in response. Prolonged enlargement should be biopsied. If no problem, they shrink. ...Read more
See your physician: When glands are swollen that is a sign that your body is fight off infection. This is certainly a time to see your physician for a full examination and please call attention to areas of concern like your swollen neck. Once you have seen the doctor and your health improves, the swelling will go away. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big for the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They reduce when the problem heals. ...Read more
Whichever feels good: Both heat and cold can feel good. Experiment and see what feels better for you. Be careful that you do not burn or freeze the skin. ...Read more
I suffer from osteoarthritis in my neck and it's causing my migraines to get worse. Do you have any ideas on a way to reduce the swelling migraines?
Cervical Facet Dz: The cervical facets in the neck can develop the osteoarthritis you mentioned and can cause headaches as well. Typically facet injections can help relieve the pain and reduce headaches. If these are short lived then the nerves supplying those joints can be ablated for long term relief, this is called radiofrequency ablation or rhizotomy. Botox injections to the neck and head can also be helpful. ...Read more
I suffer facial and neck swelling one day post vitamin d supliment medication biodal 50000iu. Shall I stop it or reduce dosage? Pls advise
What is the best way to reduce swelling if someone with hiv, has lymph nodes in whole body from neck to feet?
Serious tooth infection. Antibiotics calming infection. Tooth being pulled tuesday. How can I reduce neck lymph swelling without upsetting infection?
Lymph nodes: As the antibiotics control the infection from the tooth they will also control the swelling and tenderness in the lymph nodes. As the infection is eliminated, the associated results of the infection should subside. Continue with treatment and follow the advice or your doctor. ...Read more
Fever for a week 38-40° with neck lymph node swelling initially and nw reduced. Fever is still there. Went to doc n given ciproflocaxin to no effect.
Need Evaluation: Cold sores don't cause the neck and jaw to swell. You need to have your dentist/physician evaluate what your specific causing condition is. ...Read more
Right tonsil is swollen and I guess gland on neck is swollen. Quickest way to reduce swelling? Throat is not sore. No insurance
Swollen Tonsil: Check your local free clinic or ask an ENT specialist for a discounted opinion. You may qualify for some program or it could be a simple problem but get answers... ...Read more
Need 2B seen: Your thyroid gland is located low in the neck, around the level of your sternal notch. Swelling in the neck may also involve lymph nodes, salivary glands or other structures. The list of problems which might cause swelling in the neck is quite long. See your pcp or ENT for a thorough physical exam and appropriate workup. ...Read more
Been having achy pain in the front on my neck, by my thyroid, worse in the morning or when I wake up. Sometimes swelling. Mostly on the left side.
You may be right. ..: .. that the pain is near your thyroid. Or it may be something else in your neck. Thyroiditis, or inflammation of the thyroid, is the major cause of thyroid pain. Swelling can be another symptom. OR you may have some muscular pain. The only way to be sure is to see your doctor for an evaluation: history, palpation (physical exam) of your neck, possibly blood tests and ultrasound. Good wishes:) ...Read more
There are a number of conditions that could result in neck vein swelling.
What you need to do is see your primary doctor who will take your medical history, examine you, and order labs.
Once the blood is drawn he/she may prescribe medication while waiting for the results. ...Read more
I've a swelling on my neck, & I feel very tired especially in the morning, is this a thyroid problem?
Could be: Instead of boring you with details, seems you will be better served by getting seen. ...Read more
If my T4 was 4.78 after eight weeks of meds now 2.78 was told to stop now my thyroid is swelling again should I still be on meds? Please help
Do not know: It sounds like you need to see a thyroidologist. ...Read more
Hi I was overdosed on levothyroxcin nd now I've been getting horrible swelling in my glands I had a tt so no thyroid gland is this a symptom from this?
See your doctor: You are likely to get some blood work, maybe an ultrasound. You will be asked a lot of questions like, have you gained or lost weight... ...Read more
Diagnosed with hashimotos in 2012, blood work is normal. Thyroid is perodocally enlarging on left side that I can feel the swelling.
It is difficult: To palpate your own thyroid. Have your doctor check it out. Are you on thyroid replacement to fix an underactive thyroid or to try to suppress nodules. In any case, make sure your blood tests are normal. Brand name T4 replacement is more reliable than generic. ...Read more
Hashimotos, thyroid function stable while off Medes past 12 months, antibodies really high, still get symptoms and swelling of thyroid?
That's not uncommon: Hi. Hashimoto's defined by thyroid autoantibodies, with or without a goiter, and normal thyroid function is fairly commonly seen (when it's looked for, that is). The degree of elevation of autoantibodies does not imply how soon thyroid function will begin to be lost. I recommend just follow your thyroid function periodically and anytime new symptoms arise. Good luck! ...Read more
My thyroid levels are normal but my thyroid gland fluctuates in swelling. Have a list of symptoms and cysts on my thyroid. What could be causing this?
Common: Small cysts and nodules of the thyroid are common in the population, especially in women. As long as they are small, they have no clinical significance and can be followed. It is unlikely that your thyroid fluctuates much in size from day to day or even week to week. Sometimes people have a feeling in their neck or a fat pad that appears to change, but it is not their thyroid. ...Read more
I am getting swelling in my feet by the end of everyday. I have high bp. What is d reason & how can I cure it? I also have thyroid. What should I do?
Low fever 99.2 -99.8 for last week. 3mm thyroid nodule, low vitamin d, clean X-ray occasional thyroid swelling, night sweats, itching. Mold allergy?
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