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What exercises can I do to stop or minimize my neck from cracking all the time due to severely hyper extended tendons (lower back of my head)?

What exercises can I do to stop or minimize my neck from cracking all the time due to severely hyper extended tendons (lower back of my head)?

None: Don't worry about noise or cracking. Instead, worry about numbness, tingling, weakness & pain. But don't worry about noise. There are no exercises to decrease noise or cracking. But anyone should go see his/her doctor if movement is painful or if any above noted symptoms. Also a good idea if any recent trauma or injury prior to new onset of cracking. ...Read more

Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


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I have a pea sized hard painless immovable nodule at bottom of neck along right side of top of spine. It's been there for years? Any thoughts or sugg

I have a pea sized hard painless immovable nodule at bottom of neck along right side of top of spine. It's been there for years? Any thoughts or sugg

Probably b9 nodule: If you've had this for years and it has never caused you pain or discomfort, most likely it is a benign nodule. Unless it changes in size, color, firmness, or starts to cause pain or symptoms, it should not worry you. You have more important things in life to keep on your mind. If it truly worries you, see a general surgeon about getting a biopsy - they'll remove it & tell you what it is (fibrosis ...Read more

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I have subcutanous nodules that have come up in thigh, back, and now neck. They do not originate in skin;deeper. Benign or cancerous?

I have subcutanous nodules that have come up in thigh, back, and now neck. They do not originate in skin;deeper. Benign or cancerous?

Get a biopsy: Subcutaneous nodules can be caused by cysts, abscesses, lymph nodes, lipomas (fatty tumors) and many other causes. However, cancer can also show up as nodules under the skin and further evaluation is needed by your doctor. A biopsy of the nodule should let you know if there is a reason for concern. More info: http://firstaidcertificates. Ca/subcutaneous-nodules-causes-signs-symptoms-and-treatment/ ...Read more

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What can I do if my thyroid nodule in my neck biospy came back bengin is there anything to worry about?

Needle or Surgical?: Was the biopsy a needle biopsy or an excisional surgical biopsy? If surgical, then the nodule was removed and it is benign and you probably have little to worry about. If a needle biospy then you need to know if there was adequate tissue for diagnosis. If not, then you can't be sure there is nothing there. Sometimes a repeat biopsy is suggested or a followup sonogram of the nodule. ...Read more

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Is laser physiotherapy on back of neck safe when you have thyroid nodules?

Is laser physiotherapy on back of neck safe when you have thyroid nodules?

No research: On this as far as I can tell. However, I would assume it would be safe to have posterior cervical treatment with thyroid nodules. Whatever energy is deposited in the back of the neck with this treatment would not extend to the region of the thyroid. ...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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Can arteries/veins cause pain? I've had pain in the back of my neck for 2 days. Not sure if it's being caused by an artery/vein or a muscle/tendon.

Can arteries/veins cause pain? I've had pain in the back of my neck for 2 days. Not sure if it's being caused by an artery/vein or a muscle/tendon.

Pain.: Vasculitis, an inflammation of an artery, can cause discomfort or pain in the area of the artery locally. That being said, if your diagnosis is uncertain you should have a doctor evaluate you. Don’t just assume what’s going on. ...Read more

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Took cipro (ciprofloxacin), (cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin) got cipro (ciprofloxacin) toxcity, muscle&tendon pain in back&neck, feet go numb. What can I do to get better?

Let me help: The treatment for those like the treatment tendonitis and muscle for any other reasons.
Anti inflammatory medications like Motrin and others.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Soft nodule on back of neck, if touched, I experience vertigo. Lump is directly behind thyroid nodule on front of neck. Are they connected issues?

Soft nodule on back of neck, if touched, I experience vertigo. Lump is directly behind thyroid nodule on front of neck. Are they connected issues?

No: The thyroid is in the front of the neck. If this "soft nodule" is on the back of the neck, then it's not a thyroid. If pressing it cause vertigo, please see a physician to get it evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should I go back to the doctor if my thyroid nodule is bothering me?

Enlarging: Nodules may need reevaluation and follow up ultrasound. I am not sure how the nodule is bothering you. When in doubt its always a good idea to check in with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is dangly nodule hanging down from back of throat?

What is dangly nodule hanging down from back of throat?

Uvula: Hello. It sounds like you are describing the uvula. This structure is an extension of the soft palate and has a normal mucosa covering over muscle tissue. The uvula is thought to direct food and liquids down into the throat as we swallow and to prevent it from traveling back into the nasal cavity. ...Read more

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39 year old son just had ultra sound on his thyroid and all tests came back clear for any kind of nodules. Dr. Just said he has a slightly enlarged t?

39 year old son just had ultra sound on his thyroid and all tests came back clear for any kind of nodules. Dr. Just said he has a slightly enlarged t?

Don't Worry: A thyroid w/o nodules is normal and slightly enlarged does not mean much if his thyroid is functioning fine and he does not have any trouble swallowing or breathing then there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodule removed. Will another one grow back?

Possible: Many people will form multiple nodules. If you already have had one you certainly can form another. ...Read more

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Went in for followup u/s for left thyroid nodule. Came back as nothing on left but new nodule on right. Worried they got the sides mixed up. Possible?

Went in for followup u/s for left thyroid nodule. Came back as nothing on left but new nodule on right. Worried they got the sides mixed up. Possible?

Not likely: Ultrasound exams are performed by trained technicians and supervised by physicians on site, so a mix up is unlikely. It is, however, common for many people to have multinodular goiter, meaning many cysts on both sides of the gland. These are usually benign & require no further evaluation. If concerned, a needle biopsy can be performed. ...Read more

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I had blood work done after imaging showed 2 nodules (thyroid). Tests came back in normal range. But TPO (ab) was 647.8, is this norm? What's it mean?

TPO antibodies: Different labs have different ranges of "normal" for TPO antibodies, so check the normal range. I think this is high, however, which suggests Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Hashi causes scarring and fibrosis of the thyroid, which often causes the appearance of "nodules" on ultrasound. Eventually, the thyroid will probably fail and you will become hypothyroid. Best to see an Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodule came back negative but cells are suspicious for hurthle cell neoplasm. What does that mean?

Thyroid nodule came back negative but cells are suspicious for hurthle cell neoplasm. What does that mean?

Surgical biopsy: Hi. Going just on what you've told us, you probably need a surgical biopsy. A Hurthle cell neoplasm can be either benign or cancer, and the cytopathology often cannot make the distinction. Therefore, to exclude or confirm cancer will require a surgical biopsy. But I don't have the data. Your doc will tell you what's needed. Good luck! ...Read more

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4 weeks ago I had a biopsy done on a thyroid nodule which came back clear but I feel poorly, with symptoms of thyroid problems could it have changed?

4 weeks ago I had a biopsy done on a thyroid nodule which came back clear but I feel poorly, with symptoms of thyroid problems could it have changed?

Thyroid nodule: Usually don't cause symptoms unless large and pushing on nearby structures. Was your thyroid level checked and if so was it normal. If not checked it is a simple blood test so discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have bilateral partially cystic thyroid nodules. Biopsy done of the larger one, came back "follicular lesion of unknown origin" what does that mean?

Variable meaning: Follicular‐patterned lesions of the thyroid are common; these include hyperplastic/adenomatoid nodules, follicular adenoma, follicular carcinoma and follicular variants of papillary carcinoma. Repeat biopsy with a sample sent for a genetic afirma assay may give additional useful information. In addition, discuss with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with multiple thyroid nodules and going back to talk about options or biopsy. What options are there other than biopsy?

Diagnosed with multiple thyroid nodules and going back to talk about options or biopsy. What options are there other than biopsy?

Several options: Belfry: the fact that there are multiple nodules means that it is likely a benign multinodular goiter. Sometimes these are just watched with serial ultrasound exams as well as following your bloodwork. A biopsy is a fine needle aspiration and is minimally invasive. It is well-tolerated and you should do it if there is an atypical or dominant nodule that stands out from the rest. ...Read more

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Saw dr last week for pain and swelling on right side of neck. Had ultrasound of thyroid- came back normal. No nodules. What else could be causing it?

Saw dr last week for pain and swelling on right side of neck. Had ultrasound of thyroid- came back normal. No nodules. What else could be causing it?

Other structures.: It be a problem in the other structures of the neck ie muscles, lymph nodes etc. If the swelling persists. You need cat scan of the neck. ...Read more

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1.7 CM thyroid "isoechoic solid nodule" mid-lobe. 2 fnas both came back non-diagnostic. Told next step is my choice. Should I have the lobe removed?

1.7 CM thyroid "isoechoic solid nodule" mid-lobe. 2 fnas both came back non-diagnostic. Told next step is my choice. Should I have the lobe removed?

Probably not...: The fact that 2 FNA's came back as non-diagnostic, and that it is isoechoic suggest that the nodule is most likely benign. I would suggest going to a different facility (with good reputation) and repeating the FNA. Alternatively, you can wait another 6 months or so and repeat the US. ...Read more

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A fna on a thyroid nodule came back as "follicular lesion of undetermined significance". What does that mean and what happens next?

A fna on a thyroid nodule came back as "follicular lesion of undetermined significance". What does that mean and what happens next?

Thyroid tumors: In hyperthyroidism are rare. If the index of suspicion is low, repeat sonogram in a few. Omths, ofherwise proceed with an open biopsy. Make sure you are nit taking too much merhimazole. ...Read more

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I had a FNA on Thyroid, 1 Nodule came back normal but the other 1 is lying too deeply & next to an Artery, so could not get biopsy. What will happen?

Watch both: Do not remove or try to biopsy second nodule but repeat CAT scans to assure 2nd lesion not growing. Most of the cases of 2 nodules result in appearance of a 3rd or 4th nodule as part of multi nodular goiter. If dramatic increase in size such a 2x in the next 4-6 months would consider open bx or excision and then treat accordingly. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more