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Dr. Steve Martinez
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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more


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Does back and neck pain come from thyroids?

Many reasons: There are many reasons why one could have neck or back pain. To come from a thyroid condition would be likely an indirect cause. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I'm having neck pain..Could my thyroids be acting up?

I'm having neck pain..Could my thyroids be acting up?

Neck pain: Neck pain is usuaully structural and can be treated conservatively with ice and heat and otc meds. If pain persists see you dr. ...Read more

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I just asked this and the doctor said it had to with working in heat. I think he mixed me up with someone else. Thyroid neck pain. Hurts to touch.

I just asked this and the doctor said it had to with working in heat. I think he mixed me up with someone else. Thyroid neck pain. Hurts to touch.

May be thyroid: Thyroiditis, or inflammation of the thyroid gland can make the thyroid gland tender & sore to touch. But lymph nodes in the neck can become swollen and inflamed too. Best to see your doctor to see if the area that is sore is where the thyroid gland sits. Thyroiditis can also cause temporary abnormalities in thyroid hormone levels, so your doctor may ask you to get blood work to check on this. ...Read more

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I have thyroid nodules that have grown in number and size and now I am having neck pain. The nodules are less than 1 cm. I am very irritable also. ?

I have thyroid nodules that have grown in number and size and now I am having neck pain. The nodules are less than 1 cm. I am very irritable also. ?

The neck pain may: Be a result of these nodules or even secondary to metabolic issues related to these nodules. The pain may also be independent of the thyroid issue as well but this should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Could my intense neck pain b caused by cancerous nodule removal surgery I had last year on thyroid? Pain is in the back of neck. Trying 2 find source

Could my intense neck pain b caused by cancerous nodule removal surgery I had last year on thyroid? Pain is in the back of neck. Trying 2 find source

Possibly: Not knowing details of your cancer or the procedure done I cannot judge the likeliness that this is a surgical complication. But persistent pain, especially with your history needs careful assessment. See your doctor to get this checked out. ...Read more

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Doctor just detected my child (12) and said has 2 balls in her thyroid. She feels a pulse on her neck and barely has neck pain. Should I worried?

Doctor just detected my child (12) and said  has 2 balls in her thyroid. She feels a pulse on her neck and barely has neck pain. Should I worried?

Needs evaluation: Worry is a wasted emotion. No, I do not recommend you to worry. However, your child has thyroid nodules which need to be evaluated. Your physician will most likely start with blood work, then an ultrasound. Results will guide you from there. Best of luck! ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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