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Inflamed Thyroid Difficulty Swallowing
Can hyperthyroidism cause inflamed thyroid and cause difficulty swallowing, coughing, and choking sensation?
Yes: Hyperthyroidism can result from inflammation of the thyroid (subacute thyroiditis). There will be pain and swelling of the thyroid that can feel like a sore throat, and cause trouble swallowing. If the thyroid is large enough, you can also have a choking sensation. Treatment for this condition is different than the usual treatment for an overactive thyroid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficulty swallowing is complex. One could have decreased saliva which will make the food thick and viscous and harder to swallow. Food or liquids may be difficult to swallow and feel like they are getting "stuck" in the throat. One may also "choke" on liquids or foods during the swallow, before , or after the swallow depending on the problem ...Read more
Maybe vocal cords: This is a broad question but the vocal cords would be the first thing i would look at. If one has vocal cord (vc) paralysis or a vc lesion, this can cause hoarseness. With vc paralysis, swallowing may be difficult due to choking or loss of sensation in the larynx. A vc lesion may give a sense of difficult swallowing as well. An ENT can look at your larynx and proceed w/ the next step. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need evaluation: Trouble swallowing and a swollen tongue are two findings that need immediate evaluation to prevent a more serious problem from occurring. Would suggest you either see your dentist or family physician who can evaluate and treat you, or refer you to a specialist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
My Boyfriend is experiencing loss of voice, neck pain, difficulty swallowing (worsened by: swallowing hot liquids) , gagging and difficulty walkin...
Seek medical care: While symptoms of loss of voice, neck pain, difficulty swallowing can be from a viral infection such as laryngitis, these symptoms could also be from a bacterial infection such as pharyngitis or epiglottis, which can be an emergency. Don't delay getting a physician to examine someone having such symptoms. ...Read more
Seek care: These types of symptoms could be from a variety of illnesses. My best suggestion is to please get to a primary care physician asap, so that they can run some diagnostic tests to try to pinpoint the cause of the problem and help you feel better soon, before you potentially get others around you sick. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dysphagia: Difficulty in swallowing is caused by, lesions in the mouth and pharynx or larynx, neuromuscular disturbances, mechanical obstruction of the oesaphagus, tonsilar abscesses, Ludvig's angina, and carcinoma of the tongue, excessive dryness or thirst,and acute alcoholic inebriation. It is a problem and if it does not disappear in a few hours you should seek professional attention quickly. ...Read more
Trouble breathing, dry mouth despite lots of water, headache, hot face, heart palpitations, throat tightness, lymph near neck enlarged. Any thoughts?
Doctor can evaluate: "Trouble breathing" means one needs to see a doctor, because it can be many things, such as an allergic reaction, a heart problem, pneumonia, etc... Trouble breathing can also be due to asthma-type symptoms if the person is prone to getting such problems with any cold, flu, allergy, or strep symptoms. In some cases, trouble breathing can be due to huge tonsils or a tonsillar abscess. ...Read more
Difficulty swallowing, swollen glands/tonsils, sore throat changed to just painful swallowing (back roof of mouth) and uncomfortable feeling talking?
Painless throat swelling w/ diff. Swallowing w/hard swollen painless lymph nodes at multiple sites, airway feels obstructed.Other symptoms incl. Dry eyes+pain+photophobia, dry mouth, joint pain. Help?
Throat Clearing: Unless the thyroid is asymmetric or huge, would not cause throat clearing. Chronic fatigue and throat clearing, rule out: acid reflux with reduced sleep post nasal drip due to chronic sinusitis generalized aching: consider gum disease or sinus disease. Sinusitis: see www.Grossaninstitute.Com. ...Read more
Depends: This could be an infection but typically you would possibly also have chills or elevated temperature. If persisting without seeming like a viral infection and getting better, you should be seen to assess for causes. ...Read more
I am experiencing throat swelling, sore throat, swollen tonsils (quality: white or yellowish spots on tonsils) , difficulty swallowing. And difficulty breathing when sleeping. ?
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