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Dr. Steve Martinez
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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more


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Can sore throat, ears and gland be from goiter?

Can sore throat, ears and gland be from goiter?

Goiter: Depending on the size of the thyroid gland, yes it is possible. ...Read more

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Dx few yrs back with mulitnodular goiter, recently developed sore throat, with pain in throat and upper chest upon swallowing, could the 2 be related?

Dx few yrs back with mulitnodular goiter, recently developed sore throat, with pain in throat and upper chest upon swallowing, could the 2 be related?

Possible: Depends on how big the gland was originally. If it's been a long time since you have it rechecked, now would be the time. It's possible that your current symptom is thyroid related, although unlikely. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a mild sore throat without it actually being sore or having anything inflamed? Can anxiety bring on a sore throat? No other symptoms.

Is it possible to have a mild sore throat without it actually being sore or having anything inflamed? Can anxiety bring on a sore throat? No other symptoms.

I don't think: anxiety would be high on the list of things causing a sore throat.As you allude to, infection is the usual cause, usually viral which resolves without specific treatment. Bacterial sore throat requires antibiotics but there is usually fever and REDNESS.Acid reflux from stomach can cause sore throat, as can dry air, allergies, smoking, post-nasal drip.Try gargling with salt water; it should resolve ...Read more

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Every time doctor looks in throat it is inflamed even when I'm not ill. I have sore throat that comes and goes for last month. What could be ?

Every time doctor looks in throat it is inflamed even when I'm not ill. I have sore throat that comes and goes for last month. What could be ?

Can't tell: Hard to know what your doctor meant by inflamed when looking at your throat. Some redness of the posterior throat could be infection, allergy, reflux, dryness. Next time you are seen by doctor, ask what they mean by inflamed and what they think is causing it ...Read more

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Sore throat for almost a year feels like something stock on my throat, whitish spots on tonsils since about a month ago recently inflamed taste buds ?

Sore throat for almost a year feels like something stock on my throat, whitish spots on tonsils since about a month ago recently inflamed taste buds ?

FOOD TONSILS: Often people get white exudates that get stuck in the tonsillar crypts and sometimes even is in discomfort. Sometimes, fluids remove this over time, sometimes taking a q tip to remove the painful areas can help with fluids to cleanse. No infection and no worries! ...Read more

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My symptoms are sore throat inflamed tonsils throat hurts 24/7 it hurts to breathe it feels like there is something stuck in my throat chest pain?

Seek care: The part that protects your airway called the epiglottis could be infected and could be serious or you could have an infection like an abscess at the back of the tonsil. That can be serious too! you née to see a doctor before something bad happens! ...Read more

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I have a sore throat , blood-like particles in my phlegm and I have a horse voice. The back of my throat also looks inflamed. What could it be?

I have a sore throat , blood-like particles in my phlegm and I have a horse voice. The back of my throat also looks inflamed. What could it be?

Needs an antibiotic: You are describing a bacterial infection with hoarseness. Important to rest your voice. Should see an MD because you probably need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Sore throat on and off for months, sometimes burning/inflamed feeling in throat other times minty//cold feeling in throat, sounds like an ulcer?

Sore throat on and off for months, sometimes burning/inflamed feeling in throat other times minty//cold feeling in throat, sounds like an ulcer?

Sore throat: Have yourself visit an ENT doctor. This can be due to many possible causes and needs full exam to diagnose. May be due to acid reflux, post-nasal drip, infection, etc. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, dry cough, and inflamed taste buds. I eat cough drops like candy, when I don't my throat is dry and irritated. ?

I have a sore throat, dry cough, and inflamed taste buds. I eat cough drops like candy, when I don't my throat is dry and irritated. ?

Dark brown honey: Cold Eze ( zinc) lozenges, warm water gargles, Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed. Cough drops are useless. But some Robitusssin DM, or a generic equivalent. gradma's tea and honey, nice warm chicken soupnd ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Dr. William Culviner
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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more