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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Swelling under chin thyroid?

Swelling under chin thyroid?

Possible: Unfortunately we can't examine you over the internet, so see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does thyroid problems cause swelling under chin?

Does thyroid problems cause swelling under chin?

No: The thyroid sits much lower in the neck just above the breast bone. Swelling under the chin could be a lymph node or swollen salivary gland so see your doctor for eval. ...Read more

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What might be the cause of some swelling on my neck which I suspect 2B thyroid?

What might be the cause of some swelling on my neck which I suspect 2B thyroid?

Need 2B seen: Your thyroid gland is located low in the neck, around the level of your sternal notch. Swelling in the neck may also involve lymph nodes, salivary glands or other structures. The list of problems which might cause swelling in the neck is quite long. See your pcp or ENT for a thorough physical exam and appropriate workup. ...Read more

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Been having achy pain in the front on my neck, by my thyroid, worse in the morning or when I wake up. Sometimes swelling. Mostly on the left side.

Been having achy pain in the front on my neck, by my thyroid, worse in the morning or when I wake up. Sometimes swelling. Mostly on the left side.

You may be right ...: .. that the pain is near your thyroid. Or it may be something else in your neck. Thyroiditis, or inflammation of the thyroid, is the major cause of thyroid pain. Swelling can be another symptom. OR you may have some muscular pain. The only way to be sure is to see your doctor for an evaluation: history, palpation (physical exam) of your neck, possibly blood tests and ultrasound. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Hi i was overdosed on levothyroxcin nd now I've been getting horrible swelling in my glands i had a tt so no thyroid gland is this a symptom from this?

Hi i was overdosed on levothyroxcin nd now I've been getting horrible swelling in my glands i had a tt so no thyroid gland is this a symptom from this?

Not likely: Most people referring to "swollen glands" are talking about enlarged lymph nodes just under the jaw, that typically enlarge due to upper respiratory or mouth infections. They have nothing to do with your thyroid, and changes in thyroid levels should not effect these glands. ...Read more

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What causes swelling in the leg? Too much salt? Thyroid low?

What causes swelling in the leg? Too much salt? Thyroid low?

Both can: Most things can cause leg swelling, including the 2 above in the question. Blood test will answer the thyroid question. ...Read more

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What can I do about my thyroid and adrenal gland swelling?

See your doctor: You are likely to get some blood work, maybe an ultrasound. You will be asked a lot of questions like, have you gained or lost weight... ...Read more

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What can be vein swelling of the neck? can be a thyroid?What test i have to do ?

What can be vein swelling of the neck? can be a thyroid?What test i have to do ?

Vein: There are a number of conditions that could result in neck vein swelling. What you need to do is see your primary doctor who will take your medical history, examine you, and order labs. Once the blood is drawn he/she may prescribe medication while waiting for the results. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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