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Is it normal for what appears to be 3 cervical vertebrae bulging through the hypo-pharynx wall? Also could this cause a chronic cough?

Is it normal for what appears to be 3 cervical vertebrae bulging through the hypo-pharynx wall?  Also could this cause a chronic cough?

Are you looking: at an MRI or lateral xray? Then that may be the normal appearance at the level of the mid/lower cervical spine. If not, further information is needed because it is an implausible scenario. ...Read more

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


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Is TSH the best test to find out if your having thyroid problems? Mine tested 2.0 and 1.78 but my neck always feels "thick" along with other hypo symp

Is TSH the best test to find out if your having thyroid problems? Mine tested 2.0 and 1.78 but my neck always feels "thick" along with other hypo symp

Thyroid function: Hypothyroid symptoms are often not-specific and can overlap with symptoms from other disorders. Tsh elevation is normally seen in patients with an underactive thyroid who have goiter. Normal TSH can be seen in patients with pituitary dysfunction leading to hypothryoidism, but goiter not part of that. Neck thickness likely due to something else if TSH is ok. Please discuss symptoms with your doc. ...Read more

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I have a hypo thyroid prob and I'm 8 months postpartum and I have a lump in the right side of my neck and my doctor says bc my thyroid is inflamed??

I have a hypo thyroid prob and I'm 8 months postpartum and I have a lump in the right side of my neck and my doctor says bc my thyroid is inflamed??

PPartum Thyroiditis?: 21 year old mother with hypothyroidism of unknown duration. You need a full exam and evaluation by a specialist in Endocrinology. Studies show that postpartum thyroiditis causes hyperthyroidism then a longer period of hypothyroidism. TPO antibodies should be checked as should thyroid status. Hypoparathyroidism symptoms can persist in women past 1 year postpartum. ...Read more

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A "hypo-dense foci in the left thyroid lobe" was found during CT w/ contrast of head and neck. What does this mean?

A "hypo-dense foci in the left thyroid lobe" was found during CT w/ contrast of head and neck.  What does this mean?

Hypo:Low; Hyper:High: Most medical terminology just descriptive, not implying any great understanding or insight. Foci means “spot”, location. Go slow, look up terms. The thyroid is a cystic gland, i.e. Cells which manufacture & secrete proteins into the water around the cells & producing accumulations of extracellular material. Lower density than surrounding tissue c/c/w cyst, just ? Larger than usual, ca ↓↓↓ likely. ...Read more

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Difficulty swallowing pills they get stuck in throat need to get food after swallow them to get them down what could be cause? I have hypo thyroid.

Difficulty swallowing pills they get stuck in throat need to get food after swallow them to get them down what could be cause? I have hypo thyroid.

Dysphagia: Dysphagia is distinguished as "transfer dysphagia" (problem moving food from mouth to top of esophagus) versus "transit dysphagia" (problem getting food down esophagus ; into stomach). Motility disorders, strictures, ulceration (pill-associated, viral), tumors, eosinophilic esophagitis, spasms, etc must all be ruled out. ...Read more

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Iv had high blood pressure and labored breathing along w headaches and neck spasms! also have a hypo active thyroid! what could it be?

Iv had high blood pressure and labored breathing along w headaches and neck spasms! also have a hypo active thyroid! what could it be?

Depends: If you're thyroid is being treated appropriately with the proper dose of brand name T4 and your levels are normal, your symptoms are not due to your thyroid. Make sure you're not also taking armour thyroid, which can cause such symptoms -- and see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have two lumps in my mouth and i think its cancer because im a hypo. Now. I feel like theirs something in my throat! im scared! im 16 too!

I have two lumps in my mouth and i think its cancer because im a hypo. Now. I feel like theirs something in my throat! im scared! im 16 too!

Go see your doctor: It's very unlikely to be cancer but since you won't believe me because i haven't examined you, go see your family doctor who can examine you & allay your fears. ...Read more

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Off/on for past year+ i've been fighting an itchy rash on my butt (btwn chks). It comes/go. Recently I have had other symp-hair loss, rash on back of neck, behind knees. I have hypo thyroid. What cause?

Off/on for past year+ i've been fighting an itchy rash on my butt (btwn chks). It comes/go. Recently I have had other symp-hair loss, rash on back of neck, behind knees. I have hypo thyroid. What cause?

Skin: Hypothyroidis even uncorrected would unlikely to cause the skin lesions you described. I think at this time you need to have a work up to rule out other autoimmune diseases. Also, seeing a dermatologist would be helpful. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is located at the bottom of the pharynx?

What is located at the bottom of the pharynx?

Pharynx: The cricopharyngeal sphincter (upper esophageal sphincter). Look in Wikipedia. Pharynx has three clinical, anatomical subdivisions. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pharynx?

What is the definition or description of: pharynx?

Head/neck anatomy: 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 trachea, larynx, and esophagus. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pharynx disorders?

Pharyngeal disorders: Pharyngeal disorders are problems that involve the pharynx which is the food tube comprised of muscle covered with mucosa that goes from the oral cavity to the esophagus. There is an oropharynx (in the oral cavity), nasopharynx (in the nose), hypopharynx (around the larynx). It is contiguous and connects to the esophagus inferiorly at the end of the hypopharynx. ...Read more

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I am trying to figure out what erythematous pharynx is and what are some illnesses that have this as a symptom?

I am trying to figure out what erythematous pharynx is and what are some illnesses that have this as a symptom?

Pharyngitis: Erythema means increased vascularity any given area, in your case it is pharynx. Increased vascularity usually happens wherever inflammation or infection as a response from the body to fight them. Most probably you have pharyngitis. ...Read more

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What region of the pharynx is closest to the larynx?

What region of the pharynx is closest to the larynx?

Hypopharynx: From top to bottom, nasopharynx, oropharynx, hypopharynx, larynx. Larynx divided into supraglottic larynx, glottis, subglottis. ...Read more

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Does enlargement of the thyroid or lowering of the pharynx cause deepening of the voice?

Usually not: How do you know you have thyroid enlargement? Have you discussed it with your doctor? Thyroid deficiency, which can occur with thyroid enlargement, can lead to changes in voice pitch. The most common cause of changes in pitch is puberty. ...Read more

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What are the tests for pharynx cancer?

What are the tests for pharynx cancer?

Biopsy/histoath.: The patient will typically undergo a needle biopsy of this lesion, and when histopathologic information is available, a multidisciplinary discussion of the optimal treatment strategy will be undertaken. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pharynx cancer?

What are the symptoms of pharynx cancer?

Ulcer, pain, +: Difficulty in swallowing. Pharyngeal cancer is likely to cause difficulty in swallowing, bleeding, ulcer formation and feeling of mass in the throat. Cancers of the nasopharynx may manifest as mets in the lymph nodes in the neck. ...Read more

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What are causes of fungal infection of pharynx?

What are causes of fungal infection of pharynx?

Fungal infection: That depends upon what fungus it is to which you are referring. Be more specific and rephrase the question. ...Read more

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How would infection in nasal passages and pharynx spread?

How would infection in nasal passages and pharynx spread?

Rhinitis Pharyngitis: Infections of the nasal passages, sinuses and pharynx can spread to other areas of the body when the germs find their way into the blood stream (mostly) or though the lymphatic system. Infections of the roof of the sinuses and the middle ear can spread directly into the brain. ...Read more

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Which doctotr is the best to go if you have pharynx problems a ent or a gp?

Which doctotr is the best to go if you have pharynx problems a ent or a gp?

GP first: The large majority of pharynx problems are easily diagnosed and managed by primary care physicians. S/He will refer to an ENT or other specialist if necessary. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pharynx cancer?

What is the treatment for pharynx cancer?

Surgery,XRad,Chemo.: The three consistent modalities of treatment for these tumors are surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. These can be given alone or in combination. Surgery and chemotherapy, like Cisplatin or 5-fluorouracil or surgery and radiation are given for locally advanced disease, while local disease gets surgery and radiation. Advanced/metastatic disease is treated by palliative chemo. Like paclitaxel. ...Read more

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Difference between larynx and pharynx?

Difference between larynx and pharynx?

Adjacent structures: The two are adjacent anatomical structures. In simple terms, the larynx is the voice box and the pharynx is the throat passage. Of course this is a simplified description. ...Read more

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Can smoking affect your larynx or pharynx?

Can smoking affect your larynx or pharynx?

Yes: Can cause cancer (oral, tongue, throat , and lung), emphysema , stiffens arteries causing hypertension, leading to heart attacks, striokes and death. ...Read more

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What's the functional difference between larynx and pharynx?

What's the functional difference between larynx and pharynx?

Big difference: Larynx is lower in the pharynx and contains the vocal cords..These close during swallowing and open for breathing. ...Read more