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Doctor insights on: Protruding Neck Vertebrae And Hypothyroidism

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Can hypothyroidism cause sinus issues and neck pain?

Can hypothyroidism cause sinus issues and neck pain?

Not normally: However, hypothyroidism can lead to a lower threshold for pain as well as myofacial issues, so it can cause some long term neck pain. Safest to have it assessed with a physical exam. ...Read more

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Swollen thyroid- been on meds 6 months now my neck looks swollen. Hypothyroidism. Should i go back to doctors ?

Swollen thyroid- been on meds 6 months now my neck looks swollen. Hypothyroidism. Should i go back to doctors ?

Goiter : Thyroid conditions can lead to goiter, commonly referred to by patient's as "neck looks swollen". Medical treatment of the condition should help shrink the goiter. If the goiter persists or returns after initiating treatment, it requires further evaluation by the doctor. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause a swollen neck?

Can hypothyroidism cause a swollen neck?

Yes: If there is a goiter due to subacute or chronic thyroiditis you can develop a goiter - a fancy name for big thyroid. However, a "swollen neck" may not be due to a goiter. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroid, my neck swelled up and now its gone (burst? Felt like fluid running down neck) so weak now, what should I do?

I have hypothyroid, my neck swelled up and now its gone (burst? Felt like fluid running down neck) so weak now, what should I do?

See your doctor: No way to definitively help without feeling or looking at the neck. At the very least, you need blood test to see what your thyroid level is. A thyroid cyst can be reabsorbed by the body slowly. It does not "burst". ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with addisons. But my neck swells and hurts and glands swell also. Does this go along with this? I do have hypothyroid .

I was diagnosed with addisons.  But my neck swells and hurts and glands swell also.  Does this go along with this?  I do have hypothyroid .

Possible.: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/124183-overview "polyglandular autoimmune (pga) syndromes (otherwise known as polyglandular failure syndromes) are constellations of multiple endocrine gland insufficiencies. Other descriptive terminologies, such as autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome (aps), also are used in the literature." need to be followed closely by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a protruding tongue for congenital hypothyroidism?

Is it normal to have a protruding tongue for congenital hypothyroidism?

YES.: One of the clinical signs of hypothyroidism is the enlargement of the tongue due to accumulation of( glycosaminoglycans) tissue . This condition is accompanied by other signs also. Since the tongue grows big, it will be a "normal" condition for the same to protrude. ...Read more