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Swollen Or Sore Thyroid Glands
2011 u/s thyroid diffusely heterogeneous multinodular thyroid. Last week gland swollen/tender. New u/s diffusely n moderately inhomogeneous. Why sore?
It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more
My doctor just informed me that my thyroid glands are swollen. What steps should I take for treating this? Is it permanent?
Usually temporary: The swelling will usually resolve over time. Antii-inflammatory drugs may help to relieve pain if present. Steroids (cortisone) are sometimes given, but the swelling and inflammation can return when the rx is stopped. Check w/your doctor. It's not permanent, but it can damage the thyroid which may eventually become underactive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can someone tell what and where a thyroid gland is and if you can feel it by touching to feel if it's swollen without a blood test??
Goiter: An enlarged thyroid gland is called a goiter. Symptoms can be related to overactive thyroid function or underactive. Overactive symptoms include shakiness, palpitations, diarrhea, sweats, nervousness. Underactive symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, constipation, coarse hair and skin. If your gland is enlarged you should see your doctor. ...Read more
Usually not noticed: Most people cannot feel or see their thyroid, unless it is very big. If you think you see a buldge in your neck, chances are you are seeing a normal structure, cartiledge or muscle. If you have symptoms of hyper or hypothyroid, or a suspicious lump, you should see your doctor. ...Read more
Pinched nerve: No. These structures are too far apart in the body to affect eachother. You might have to look to your cervical spine for the pinched nerve. A pinched nerve is also called radiculitis and causes radiating nerve root pain. People typically feel shooting or stabbing pain (can be constant or episodic) and follows a nerve root pattern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
History of graves ' andnow hypothyroiditisum. Is it normal for the thyroid gland to be swollen for almost 1year now?
Thyroid diseases: Graves is an autoimmune disorder and can be variable in its presentation, course and response to therapy. It can be normal to have hypothyroid after treatment for graves. Okay to be monitored and treated by your doc or endocrinologist. ...Read more
Can anxiety and stress give you swollen thyroid gland? I was diagnosed with globus but also sent for an ultrasound since one side of thyroid was swol.
No, but hyperthy-: roidism can make you feel anxious.Get a more detailed answer ›
Could be OK: Depends on how swollen and the cause. It could be from thyroiditis. It could be upper limits of normal. Did your doctor test your thyroid function? ...Read more
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