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Are there swollen lymph nodes around an enlarged thyroid?

Are there swollen lymph nodes around an enlarged thyroid?

Need exam: Hard to know what you mean by swollen lymph nodes. These may be enlarged parathyroid glands, they may be lymph nodes draining an inflamed or cancerous thyroid. Sounds like you should see your doctor for a thorough examination. ...Read more

Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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How should you diagnose swollen lymph nodes and an enlarged thyroid?

How should you diagnose swollen lymph nodes and an enlarged thyroid?

A biopsy may be in o: If there is definite enlargment of the thyroid, you need to go see a specialist(endocrinologist) or a ENT doctor who can examine you. If the lymph nodes are related to the thyroid problem a biopsy of the nodes may give us the answer. If the thyroid has any suspicios nodules an ultrsound of this gland can reveal if there may be a possible cancer in it. The size of the enlarged nodes matters in plan. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes for a year, enlarged thyroid no medications. Tests all normal, haven't had CBC in a year tho. Discussing biopsy, should I?

Swollen lymph nodes for a year, enlarged thyroid no medications. Tests all normal, haven't had CBC in a year tho. Discussing biopsy, should I?

Swollen nodes: If swollen nodes are a concern, you can usually have something less invasive than an open biopsy. You can have a Fine Needle Aspiration biopsy also called FNA. The FNA can be used to get cultures and also to exclude lymphoma and other cancers. When suspicion for a lymphoproliferative is high, an open biopsy can be performed. An Ultrasound is a noninvasive test that can also be helpful. ...Read more

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Enlarged thyroid, or just swollen lymph nodes in the neck? How do you tell the difference?

Enlarged thyroid, or just swollen lymph nodes in the neck?  How do you tell the difference?

Depends on location: The thyroid gland resides at the base of the neck on both sides of the trachea (cartilage-encased breathing tube). The neck lymph nodes that can swell up are typically found under the angle of the jaw, directly under the chin, and along the mid neck (along the carotid arteries). A physical exam or ultrasound exam by your doctor can help you distinguish these possibilities. ...Read more

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Hasimotos thyroid feeling terrible so sleepy, achy, swollen lymph nodes, what do you suggest?

Hasimotos thyroid feeling terrible so sleepy, achy, swollen lymph nodes, what do you suggest?

See an Endocrinologi: You need to be under the care of a endocrinologist, who knows how to treat your thyroid problem. There is good treatment options available once you find the right doctor to advise you and be willing to treat you further. ...Read more

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I seem to have a swollen thyroid but I have no symptoms. No swollen lymph nodes. No pain no trouble eating or talking and no coughing??

I seem to have a swollen thyroid but I have no symptoms. No swollen lymph nodes. No pain no trouble eating or talking and no coughing??

Swollen thyroid: Two issues: 1: What makes you think you have a swollen thyroid but no symptoms? 2: What medical condition has resulted in your taking Ibuprofen, Advil, or Benzyl? A healthy and good looking 20 year old young woman should not be needing those meds. For what medical condition were they prescribed? ...Read more

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I feel a small lump that hurts in the center of my neck right under my adam's apple, is it possibly a swollen lymph node?

I feel a small lump that hurts in the center of my neck right under my adam's apple, is it possibly a swollen lymph node?

Possibly: It is possibly a lymph node; alternatively, it could be a nodule on your thyroid, or even an abscess. If it is worrisome, you should see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node on top of right CAROITED artery. It measures about 1.5 cm. doc said its benign. Can this cause complications since its on artery?

Swollen lymph node on top of right CAROITED artery. It measures about 1.5 cm. doc said its benign. Can this cause complications since its on artery?

Possibly: At node on the neurovascular bundle, that is carotid artery, jugular vein and vagus n.. is in essence a jugular vein node which most often represents possible pathology. Frequently pharyngeal and thyroid lesions spread to this node. Without biopsy, if the node is firm a diagnosis cant be made. If an additional node or enlargement occurs then excisional biopsy needede ...Read more