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Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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I have a thyroid nodule tha in five months has grown from 3.29 CM x 2.4 CM x 2.3 to 3.29x 2.6 x2.7 and im starting to have trouble swallowing should i?

I have a thyroid nodule tha in five months has grown from 3.29 CM x 2.4 CM x 2.3 to 3.29x 2.6 x2.7 and im starting to have trouble swallowing should i?

See a Doctor: You should see a Doctor possibly a surgeon to check your thyroid. A good work up is in order for possible need for surgery. ...Read more

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Can benign thyroid nodules that haven't caused pain in the past, become a painful ache and hurt when swallowing now? I have several of various sizes.

Can benign thyroid nodules that haven't caused pain in the past, become a painful ache and hurt when swallowing now? I have several of various sizes.

Pain thyroid: Thyroid gland does not have pain fibers stretching of thyroid capsule can rarely be a cause of pain in your case it sounds u have pain in the anatomical location of thyroid but unlikely due to thyroid look for other causes of pain like pharyngitis. ...Read more

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I woke a few days ago with pain and swelling on the lower front of neck. I can feel restriction wben swallowing. Could my thyroid nodules be reason?

I woke a few days ago with pain and swelling on the lower front of neck. I can feel restriction wben swallowing. Could my thyroid nodules be reason?

It is unlikely: It is unlikely for a thyroid nodule to cause pain and swelling. Pain/swelling in the midline front of the neck may represent thyroiditis, inflamed thyroid gland, or superinfected thyroglossal cyst. However, if you feel any lumps that are getting larger, or have been in your neck for longer than 2 weeks, see your doctor right away, as this can represent infected or possibly cancerous lymph nodes! ...Read more

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Thyroid nodule is pushing on my throat, coughing, hard to swallow, feels awful. Dont know size yet, but what indications would it be removed?

Get evaluated: An indication to remove the thyroid due to a nodule is if it's already causing compressive symptoms. However, you need to get an ultrasound first to make sure it's a thyroid module causing your complaint and not something else. ...Read more

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3.4 thyroid nodule borderline pth high ca choked on a pill now have trouble swallow sometimes. i have anxiety and treated for GERD what is going on ?

3.4 thyroid nodule borderline pth high ca choked on a pill now have trouble swallow sometimes. i  have anxiety and treated for GERD  what is going on ?

Hyperparathyroidism: Sounds like classic primary hyperparathyroidism. The symptoms are probably from high calcium. A nuclear scan can likely confirm (sestamibi). Suggest you see an endocrinologist or nephrologist. ...Read more

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Feel poorly, tired, keep swallowing, depressed, ache like I have a temperature ( but don't) large thyroid nodule, blood test and biopsy normal?

Feel poorly, tired, keep swallowing, depressed, ache like I have a temperature ( but don't) large thyroid nodule, blood test and biopsy normal?

Discuss with doctor: You seem to know the issue responsible for the symptoms, depression. Please consult with your doctor for therapy and medication. It will be hard to get started, but doing 30 minutes of as vigorous exercise, as you can tolerate, each day will do you a world of good. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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


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Thyroid Nodules (Definition)

Thyroid nodules are masses in the thyroid that vary in size and should be ...Read more