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Doctor insights on: Thyroid And Neck Discoloration

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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Why my lower neck always look pluffy? Is it a thyroid?

Why my lower neck always look pluffy? Is it a thyroid?

Possible, but: While it could be thyroid, unlikely that it's thyroid. There are many other possibilities. See your doctor for an evaluation and he/she can tell you the cause. Besides, there's nothing you can do for it by yourself. ...Read more

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If ur neck in.Front have a slyt pain?Is it thyroid probem?

If ur neck in.Front have a slyt pain?Is it thyroid probem?

Don't know: Where is the pain on the front of your neck? Most thyroid problems are painless, but need more info from you. Feel better! ...Read more

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How to know if you have a thyroid problem? Left aide of neck hurting

Symptoms & bld tests: If you have signs and symptoms of thyroid problem, ask your doctor for a blood tests to confirm your suspicion. Do not go by symptoms alone. They are very non-specific and can be caused by many things, not just thyroid. Remember thyroid pill is a hormone. Don't let someone tell you to "try this pill" just to see how you will feel on it. You need definitive diagnosis before treatment. ...Read more

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If the thyroid is punctured due to a neck wound, can it be ignored or must it be addressed?

If the thyroid is punctured due to a neck wound, can it be ignored or must it be addressed?

How would you know?: The greater risk is what other injuries may co-exist (e.G trachea, esophagus, blood vessels). If somehow you could prove that then only structure injured was the thyroid gland itself, then it could absolutely be ignored. ...Read more

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I woke up with pain in the left front side of my neck were the thyroid area Would be , should I be concerned?

Check this out: It's hard to say what your problem may be without a more complete history, physical exam and possibly some tests. What you describe could be from causes ranging from something very benign such as muscle strain to something more serious such as thyroid diseases or even cancer. Please go to a clinic or Family Doctor's office for a complete exam to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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Can a bad slip and fall on a neck cause a thyroid problem because I have rapidly gained weight without diet or exercise change?

Can a bad slip and fall on a neck cause a thyroid problem because I have rapidly gained weight without diet or exercise change?

No, but...: The physical trauma from a slip and fall cannot cause hypothyroidism. However, the stress/emotional trauma that you may deal with afterwards could trigger many causes of weight gain, which could include hormonal imbalances or even thyroid imbalance. The best way to know for sure is to see a doctor so he/she can discuss this with you further and order the appropriate tests. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm having neck pain..Could my thyroids be acting up?

I'm having neck pain..Could my thyroids be acting up?

Neck pain: Neck pain is usuaully structural and can be treated conservatively with ice and heat and otc meds. If pain persists see you dr. ...Read more

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Is the pain in my neck related to my thyroid? It hurts to touch

Is the pain in my neck related to my thyroid? It hurts to touch

Possibly: Thyroiditis, or inflammation of the thyroid gland can make the thyroid gland tender & sore to touch. But lymph nodes in the neck can become swollen and inflamed too. Best to see your doctor to see if the area that is sore is where the thyroid gland sits. Thyroiditis can also cause temporary abnormalities in thyroid hormone levels, so your doctor may ask you to get blood work to check on this. ...Read more

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