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Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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Ultra sound good on thyroid been swallowing thin mucus for 2 years don't know if post nasal or gerd can it cause tightness in Adam's apple ?

Ultra sound good on thyroid been swallowing thin mucus for 2 years don't know if post nasal or gerd can it cause tightness in Adam's apple ?

Its Its gerd: Gerd often causes a vague tightness in the throat area that can't be localized, Consider trying some acid suppressing medication to see if your symptoms resolve. ...Read more

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I have low thyroid & I hernia serveral yrs one bite of certain (most)foods I gag on huge amount of mucus .Which is causing it?

I have low thyroid & I hernia serveral yrs one bite of certain (most)foods I gag on huge amount of mucus .Which is causing it?

Maybe neither....: I'm not sure I have enough information to tell you what is going on. What type of hernia? Do you have problems swallowing? Or just a gag reflex? This is probably better suited for an in-person visit to determine what is going on. Sorry nobody has helped thus far. ...Read more

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Chronic cough with mucus and phlegm sometimes short of breath do have cysts on thyroid what could this be?

Chronic cough with mucus and phlegm sometimes short of breath do have cysts on thyroid what could this be?

Bronchitis?: Could be allergic or other form of bronchitis by description. Likely no relation to thyroid. Needs good exam & likely pulmonary function tests by your Dr or a Pulmonologist for proper diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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I fill like I have mucus in my throat. What can I do to get rid of it . And I am on thyroid medicine too. Please help me fine something i can take.

I fill like I have mucus in my throat. What can I do to get rid of it . And I am on thyroid medicine too. Please help me fine something i can take.

Mucus throat: Secretions in throat are present normallywhen you find them incresed is due to irritation of the upper nasal passages t his can be due to irritation such as dust allergies or infection commonly it is due to allergies or smoking and requires constant.Clearing of throat measures like nasal saline allergy pills or prescribed nasal cortisone spray can help if these symptoms persist good to see ENT spe. ...Read more

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I have a 1.4cm nodule on my right lobe. I've been clearing my throat for several days. But I've been spitting out mucus. Is that thyroid related?

I have a 1.4cm nodule on my right lobe. I've been clearing my throat for several days. But I've been spitting out mucus. Is that thyroid related?

No: Small thyroid nodules do not cause any physical pain or sensory changes. Frequent throat clearing is due to a sensation of "globus" usually related to acid reflux or sometimes post nasal drip. Based on the ata 2009 guidelines, this nodule should be evaluated with a fine needle aspiration (biopsy). ...Read more

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On and off sore throat near collarbone on left side, sometimes dull tooth ache, unsure if related. Feels like mucus there. Could it be thyroid?

On and off sore throat near collarbone on left side, sometimes dull tooth ache, unsure if related. Feels like mucus there. Could it be thyroid?

Unrelated problems: Since these issues are unrelated you should address each separately. See your PCP for sore throat evaluation and your dentist for tooth pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thyroidism?

What are the symptoms of thyroidism?

2 different ways: Hypothyroid includes weight gain, slower mental processes, fatigue, constipation, reduced menstruation... Hyperthyroid includes weight loss, shakiness, elevated blood pressure, rapid heart rate, feeling hot.... See your doctor or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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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