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Thyroid Neck Bruise
7 months post radioiodin therapy for thyroid cancer. No lymph nodes involvement at that time. But I have tender, sowllen neck ln?
Thyroid ca follow up: There are many complexities to the follow up of thyroid cancer, and you need to be followed by an Endocrinologist. An ultrasound and a blood thyroglobulin would be helpful now. Following the RAI, was there uptake in the region of that lymph node? This swollen LN could be recurrence of thyroid ca, or it could be unrelated. ...Read more
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
How important is it to get an thyroid ultrasound when newly diagnosed with Hashimoto's? Especially since neck feeling swollen, tender, etc.
Probably: Probably. Make sure you are being evaluated by an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Got thyroid cancer, had op/neck dissection 4mnths ago, iodine treatment 5 weeks ago. Got random lumps in neck, very stiff and tender all of a sudden.
See your doctor: These kind of developments need to be examined by your physician. Make sure you are taking your thyroid med. Get labs regularly as instructed by your physician. ...Read more
Pain when swallowing, tender to touch front of neck (I think around thyroid gland) should I see a dr or is it just sore throat?
Yes: You should see a doctor if you're having sore throat and the other symptoms you described, as it could be from a strep infection, which would require antibiotics. It may be viral as well, but without an exam and possible testing, there's no way to know for sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CBC showed potassium level is "dangerously low" secreted through urine? Lump (r) side neck, tender NOT THYROID. Swallowing food is difficult & sore.
Don't know: Where is the pain on the front of your neck? Most thyroid problems are painless, but need more info from you. Feel better! ...Read more
Cure bruises?: So long as you do not have a clotting / blood disorder bruises will typically heal over a 2 week course. While healing you can use concealer or camouflague type make up to cover the area. Oral or topical arnica montana may be helpful to facilitate healing. If you are bruising for no reason, i would recommend you see your doctor to help you figure out what is going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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