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Doctor insights on: Thyroid Goiter Difficulty Swallowing

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Would Tracheabronchiomalacia cause shortness of breath upon exertion and difficulty swallowing?

Would Tracheabronchiomalacia cause shortness of breath upon exertion and difficulty swallowing?

Tracheomalacia: Tracheomalacia (from trachea and Greek μαλακία, softening) is a condition characterized by flaccidity of the tracheal support cartilage which leads to tracheal collapse especially when increased airflow is demanded.
The trachea normally dilates slightly during inspiration and narrows slightly during expiration. These processes are exaggerated in tracheomalacia, leading to airway collapse.
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Dr. John Comisi
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Difficulty Swallowing (Definition)

Difficulty swallowing is complex. One could have decreased saliva which will make the food thick and viscous and harder to swallow. Food or liquids may be difficult to swallow and feel like they are getting "stuck" in the throat. One may also "choke" on liquids or foods during the swallow, before, or after the swallow depending on the problem ...Read more


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How big does a thyroid goiter have to to cause difficulty swallowing?

How big does a thyroid goiter have to to cause difficulty swallowing?

It depends: It depends on the individual and their level of pain perception/discomfort. ...Read more

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I have multinodular goiter with more involvement on the right side. Two biggest nodules are 1.5 cm. Could thiscause some difficulty swallowing?

Unlikely: 1.5 cm nodules often are not big enough to cause compressive symptoms. I would look into another diagnosis, like acid reflux. A good ENT visit will be worthwhile. Also make sure that nodules is followed up on. Gold standard is us guided biopsy. ...Read more

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My Daughter has thyroid enlargement. Sym were Neck bulge & Cough, trouble swallowing, tired. Ultrasound said thyroid enlarged no mass, what causes this?

My Daughter has thyroid enlargement. Sym were Neck bulge & Cough, trouble swallowing, tired. Ultrasound said thyroid enlarged no mass, what causes this?

Several causes.: Enlarger thryoid is called a goiter, and in many countries is caused by lact of iodine in the diet, but that is rare in the US. More likely, since no masses or nodules are seen on ultrasound, it is caused by Graves disease or hyperthyroidism or inflammation of the gland often called Hashimoto's. Blood tests for T3, T4 and antibodies are helpful. See http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/goiter/symptoms-causes/dxc-20264595 ...Read more

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My thyroid gland is small but it is giving me difficulty swallowing. What could be the reason for this?

My thyroid gland is small but it is giving me difficulty swallowing. What could be the reason for this?

Dysphasia: A GI doctor should order a swallowing study to see if the thyroid could be impinging on your esophagus. There are also other causes of swallowing difficulty to rule out ...Read more

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Does hyperthyroid and a tiny thyroid nodular cyst cause difficulty swallowing?

Does hyperthyroid and a tiny thyroid nodular cyst cause difficulty swallowing?

Swallowing.: If you are hyperthyroid your doctor who diagnosed that should be treating you for it.

A tiny thyroid nodular cyst should not cause difficulty swallowing. You should probably have your doctor refer you to an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroidism cause inflamed thyroid and cause difficulty swallowing, coughing, and choking sensation?

Can hyperthyroidism cause inflamed thyroid and cause difficulty swallowing, coughing, and choking sensation?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism can result from inflammation of the thyroid (subacute thyroiditis). There will be pain and swelling of the thyroid that can feel like a sore throat, and cause trouble swallowing. If the thyroid is large enough, you can also have a choking sensation. Treatment for this condition is different than the usual treatment for an overactive thyroid. ...Read more

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Difficulty swallowing pills they get stuck in throat need to get food after swallow them to get them down what could be cause? I have hypo thyroid.

Difficulty swallowing pills they get stuck in throat need to get food after swallow them to get them down what could be cause? I have hypo thyroid.

Dysphagia: Dysphagia is distinguished as "transfer dysphagia" (problem moving food from mouth to top of esophagus) versus "transit dysphagia" (problem getting food down esophagus ; into stomach). Motility disorders, strictures, ulceration (pill-associated, viral), tumors, eosinophilic esophagitis, spasms, etc must all be ruled out. ...Read more

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At first I thought it was the Botox that caused difficulty swallowing but my doctor did a thyroid blood test and says it's hyperthyroid.?

At first I thought it was the Botox that caused difficulty swallowing but my doctor did a thyroid blood test and says it's hyperthyroid.?

Ok: Hyperthyroid can be treated in different ways and hopefully once taken care of, your swallowing issues will improve. Follow-up with your Doctor to get the thyroid treated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are brain fog and tremor, nervous breakdowns, difficulty swallowing and difficulty saying some words ALL symptoms of thyroid dysfunction?

Are brain fog and tremor, nervous breakdowns, difficulty swallowing and difficulty saying some words ALL symptoms of thyroid dysfunction?

Brain fog?: Sorry: "Brain fog" and "nervous breakdowns" are of no use in assessing your problem because they don't really mean anything except to you. Have you been diagnosed with thyroid dysfunction? Or are you looking for some physical cause for what is actually a psychological problem? ...Read more

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I saw an ENT and he said that my thyroid cyst is to small to cause difficulty swallowing. Can hyperthyroidism cause swallowing difficulty?

I saw an ENT and he said that my thyroid cyst is to small to cause difficulty swallowing. Can hyperthyroidism cause swallowing difficulty?

Swallowing: Hyperthyroidism can cause any number of symptoms but why did the ENT doctor not pay attention to your swallowing difficulty?

Ask your primary doctor to refer you to someone else for an evaluation of your swallowing problem. ...Read more

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I have difficulty swallowing solid foods what could it be can't see any lumps on. My neck?

Swallowing: Many problems of esophagus can have this affect. You should be seen by an ENT doctor soon to make sure it is not something more serious. ...Read more

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I am experiencing difficulty swallowing. Pain tearing feeling in left and right side of my neck muscles?

I am experiencing difficulty swallowing. Pain tearing feeling in left and right side of my neck muscles?

Pain & swallowing: Please see your doctor. This may one of several things from minor to more important. Your doc will figure it out and help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have severe neck pain, a headache, and difficulty swallowing. This has been going on since thursday and is getting worse. Should I go in?

I have severe neck pain, a headache, and difficulty swallowing. This has been going on since thursday and is getting worse. Should I go in?

Definitely: These symptoms worsening and for this long need to be seen by a physician and if this is really bad you might consider going into the er. ...Read more

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I had Botox injection for dystonia near my neck. Now I have difficulty swallowing. Is this a normal side effect and how long will it last?

I had Botox injection for dystonia near my neck. Now I have difficulty swallowing. Is this a normal side effect and how long will it last?

A bit of a problem!: Because Botox weakens muscles, it may be that some of the medicine got into muscles you use for swallowing. The effect is usually about three months.... ...Read more

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I have two lumps on my neck that have gotten bigger. Have had them for years. Also have difficulty swallowing for a month. Worried about lymphoma.

I have two lumps on my neck that have gotten bigger. Have had them for years. Also have difficulty swallowing for a month. Worried about lymphoma.

Enlarged node: It's important to have this worked up. Your doctor may suggest an FNA (fine needle aspirate) or a needle biopsy. Either would be submitted to a pathologist for examination. See your doctor and start the workup. ...Read more

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I have spasmodic torticolis and they want to inject botox in my neck I have difficulty swallowing now should I even do this?

I have spasmodic torticolis and they want to inject botox in my neck I have difficulty swallowing now should I even do this?

Yes: Botox will be injected into the sternocleidomastoid muscle which is important in turning your head from side to side, but not involved in swallowing. If injected properly you should have no increased effects to your swallowing. You should have that problem addressed though with either endoscopy or barium swallow test. ...Read more

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I have difficulty swallowing after having botox injections in the neck. Is this a temporary side-effect and do I need treatment?

I have difficulty swallowing after having botox injections in the neck. Is this a temporary side-effect and do I need treatment?

It will resolve: Botox for what wrinkles on the forehead (cosmetic) or for medical problems like muscle spasm or vocal cord dystonia. Was the injection in the neck? Again cosmetic or for spasm. This is a known side effect and it will get better but will take weeks to a few months. Make sure it is not progressing to the point where you can not swallow without choking.
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My Boyfriend is experiencing loss of voice, neck pain, difficulty swallowing (worsened by: swallowing hot liquids), gagging and difficulty walkin...

My Boyfriend is experiencing loss of voice, neck pain, difficulty swallowing (worsened by: swallowing hot liquids), gagging and difficulty walkin...

Seek medical care: While symptoms of loss of voice, neck pain, difficulty swallowing can be from a viral infection such as laryngitis, these symptoms could also be from a bacterial infection such as pharyngitis or epiglottis, which can be an emergency. Don't delay getting a physician to examine someone having such symptoms. ...Read more

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My fiancee woke up with neck pain (she rated an 8/10 in pain). She also described a headache (gets dizzy every so often) and difficulty swallowing.

Seek medical care: Headache, neck pain, dizziness and difficulty swallowing - this patient should be seen in person by a physician. This could be caused by many different conditions but some serious. ...Read more

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


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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