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Thyroid Gland Swollen Viral Infection
How long does swollen neck glands to go down caused by a viral infection.I know it can take a while for the glands to settle after viral infection?
Thyroid gland is also known as Thyroid. It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more
3 neck glands swollen on my right side. No pain, but a lot of drainage and occasional stuffy nose. Sinus infection or viral infection?
Could be either, or?: You are correct in presuming that typically swollen lymph nodes are due to an infection nearby. Bacterial infections may be more likely to cause this than viral, but both can do it. Laryngeal/throat infection more likely to cause than higher up sinuses. Watch these glands. If they don't resolve in 2-3 weeks, have your doctor examine you. Sometimes enlarged lymph nodes are tumor, not infection. ...Read more
Goiter: An enlarged thyroid gland is called a goiter. Symptoms can be related to overactive thyroid function or underactive. Overactive symptoms include shakiness, palpitations, diarrhea, sweats, nervousness. Underactive symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, constipation, coarse hair and skin. If your gland is enlarged you should see your doctor. ...Read more
No: We see people with thyroid problems who don't have enlargement. Some are even born without their thyroid gland. ...Read more
Could be OK: Depends on how swollen and the cause. It could be from thyroiditis. It could be upper limits of normal. Did your doctor test your thyroid function? ...Read more
No: No, thyroid dyfunction can occur with an enlarged thyroid but can also be seen in persons whose thyroid has not changed size and appears to be of a normal volume. If you suspect thyroid disease, then see your pcp and/or an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Can one side of your thyroid gland be bigger than the other? When I feel both sides the right side feels more bumpy and swollen
History of graves ' andnow hypothyroiditisum. Is it normal for the thyroid gland to be swollen for almost 1year now?
Thyroid diseases: Graves is an autoimmune disorder and can be variable in its presentation, course and response to therapy. It can be normal to have hypothyroid after treatment for graves. Okay to be monitored and treated by your doc or endocrinologist. ...Read more
What would cause you to get staph infection, my right lymph node to swell and a viral infection right after another?
Recurrent Infections: Causes of chronic infections: foreign body, vascular obstruction, long term antibiotics, severe combined immunodeficiency, thymic aplasia, leukocyte adhesion deficiency, failure to thrive, lymphoma, leukaemia, multiple myeloma, corticosteroids, chemotherapy agents, hiv/aids, splenectomy, malnutrition, common variable immune deficiency, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, peripheral vascular disease. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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