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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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Could my thyroid pressing on trachea, giving me breathing problems?

Could my thyroid pressing on trachea, giving me breathing problems?

Yes: If it's big enough, it can press on the trachea and cause breathing or swallowing problems. ...Read more

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When I take a deep breath, I have pain in my trachea or maybe thyroid area - I'm not exactly sure. The pain also extends into my chest. ?

When I take a deep breath, I have pain in my trachea or maybe thyroid area - I'm not exactly sure. The pain also extends into my chest. ?

Unusual: If this has been ongoing for awhile see your MD. May have some irritation - leaving article about acid reflux. If you are a smoker may have some tissue irritation. Use humidifier at night to keep tissues hydrated but if this continues for more than a week get a good check up - especially if voice changes or problems with swallowing. http://www.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/guide/reflux-disease-gerd-1 ...Read more

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Can a thyroid nodule feel like a small lymphnode on trachea?

Can a thyroid nodule feel like a small lymphnode on trachea?

Possible.: Specially if your nodule is in the isthmus of the thyroid. Isthmus is a small portion of the thyroid that can connect the two lobes together. ...Read more

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Feel pain sometime right under my chin next to trachea epiglotis also feel lump sometime normal thyroid what could that be pain goes up beyond the ear?

Feel pain sometime right under my chin next to trachea epiglotis also feel lump sometime normal thyroid what could that be pain goes up beyond the ear?

Referred pain: A lot of problems in the throat get "referred" to the ear and seem like ear pain because the brain interprets it that way as the nerves that provide sensation in and around the ear also provide sensation to different parts of the throat. If it happens a lot though you should get your ear and throat checked out by a physician. ...Read more

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Hx breast ca, masses found thyroid&spleen. Report not in yet but PET image of neck show 2 really brightly lit areas each side of trachea. What's mean?

Hx breast ca, masses found thyroid&spleen. Report not in yet but PET image of neck show 2 really brightly lit areas each side of trachea. What's mean?

PET image: Without seeing the data I can't answer your question. It is imperative that you keep in touch with your primary doctor when all the data are in. She/he MUST discuss all the items with you in the office, not by phone alone. ...Read more

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Hx breast ca, masses found thyroid&spleen. Report not in yet but PET cross image neck show 2 really bright lit area each side of trachea. What's mean?

Hx breast ca, masses found thyroid&spleen. Report not in yet but PET cross image neck show 2 really bright lit area each side of trachea. What's mean?

Hard to say: so you had a breast cancer and now you have a mass on your thyroid and spleen and the result pending but you had a PET scan only for the neck that showed bright spot on the neck the PET scan could indicate either the thyroid mass or it could be showing a lymph node on each side of your neck that could eventually be related to the mass on the thyroid good luck and stay in touch with your doctor ...Read more