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I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.

I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.

Other possibilities.: The Thyroid is not the only endocrine gland that affects metabolism, mood, menstrual cycles and hair follicle activity in women your age. It's quite possible that you are experiencing peri-menopause, or that you have Vitamin D deficiency. Has the enlargement of the thyroid gland been confirmed/examined with ultrasound? If not it should be. Your other hormones and a D level should be checked also. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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


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Advised that I have a chain of deep swollen lymphnodes on right sided jugular vein? None on left side. What could cause this? Fna booked for 2 weeks

Advised that I have a chain of deep swollen lymphnodes on right sided jugular vein? None on left side.  What could cause this?  Fna booked for 2 weeks

Agree with FNA.: That's certainly concerning. Infection is doubtful given that it's a whole chain. Any other enlarger nodes elsewhere. Might consider hodgkins lymphoma in someone your age. Usual head and neck cancers seen in much older patients. Pet scan worthwhile and would order. ...Read more

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Left side of face swollen and red/splotchy, but not sore at all. Has been this way for a month or so and energy levels low. Thyroid issue perhaps?

Left side of face swollen and red/splotchy, but not sore at all. Has been this way for a month or so and energy levels low. Thyroid issue perhaps?

Swollen face: Most important is to rule out zoster. This is an important infection to treat. It is usually painful and with blisters. This does not sound exactly like your case but important to check. This could also be a local skin or sinus infection. ...Read more

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Swollen left tonsil, pain left side of my Adam's apple. Hurts to touch, swallow, turn my head to the right. Does this sound like a thyroid issue?

Swollen left tonsil, pain left side of my Adam's apple. Hurts to touch, swallow, turn my head to the right. Does this sound like a thyroid issue?

Not thyroid: Your thyroid is in a different place than your tonsils. You may have a tonsil abscess. You need to see your doctor or an ENT for further evaluation. If you have a tonsil abscess it may need to be drained. Your thyroid effects your metabolism--weight, energy, concentration, mood. If it is swollen it could cause you to have trouble swallowing. It should not cause problems with the tonsil. ...Read more

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I have pain on left front side of neck jugular veins are swollen and pulsing out when lying down neck is puffy, heart feels week have skipped beats?

I have pain on left front side of neck jugular veins are swollen and pulsing out when lying down neck is puffy, heart feels week have skipped beats?

Sounds concerning: You could have a serious problem with your heart but it is hard to know. You need to see your doctor locally and get checked out ...Read more

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I have very sore and swollen thyroid on right side?

I have very sore and swollen thyroid on right side?

Sore thyroid: Are you sure it is the thyroid that is sore and swollen? If so, it could be subacute thyroiditis, which is thyroid inflammation, which often resolves by itself (there could be transient changes in thyroid blood levels). Autoimmune thyroid disease (eg. Hashimotos) can sometimes do this. Either of these usually involves the whole thyroid, not just one side. See your doctor. ...Read more