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Doctor insights on: Thyroid Nodules And Tightness In Chest

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Tightness (Definition)

Chest tightness is the feeling of a "squeezing" or a pressure in the chest. Sometimes there is an associated breathing difficulty. There are numerous potential causes. Heart attack, angina, pericarditis, chest wall pain, heart rhythm condition, esophagus spasm, lung condition are ...Read more


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I have been experiencing a fullness feeling under my chin, almost tightness that does extend down the front of my throat. I have thyroid nodules but feel this might be too high in the throat for them. Going for an u/s scan tomorrow of thyroid to be sure

Thyroid Nodules: Thyroid nodules are very common. About 1 in 3 people develop them in their lifetime. The reason why we care, is that (in general) 5% of them turn out to be malignant. We also worry if they start to grow & put pressure on other structures in the neck, or become autonomous/overactive. An u/s will be helpful to evaluate. You should also discuss with your Dr. about checking TFTs & Thyroid Abs. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan to rule out a PE from chest and shoulder pain. I need F/U with dr due to a left lobe thyroid nodule w/ peripherphal ringlike calcifi?

I had a CT scan to rule out a PE from chest and shoulder pain. I need  F/U with dr due to a left lobe thyroid nodule w/ peripherphal  ringlike calcifi?

Yes you do: Calcification in the thyroid usually get attention. Especially when seen on CT. See your doctor to further find out the nature of the calcification ...Read more

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A CT scan showed a solitary thyroid nodule and a solitary nodule in my upper lung. Are these often related?

A CT scan showed a solitary thyroid nodule and a solitary nodule in my upper lung. Are these often related?

No: This association would be very uncommon. They are likely unrelated. Your doctor should be able to advise you on the risk of cancer of these two nodules. ...Read more

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Breast bone that is also sore and tender. Is more likely that I have thyroid nodule, what to do?

Breast bone that is also sore and tender. Is more likely that I have thyroid nodule, what to do?

Not enough info: Without knowing your detaisl like age duration etc it hard to say but thyroid nodule is felt in the neck above your breast bone and majority of times the thyroid nodule is not painful with few exceptions.If you are concerned please check with your family doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have breast bone that is also sore and tender. Is more likely that I have thyroid nodule (s)?

Doubtful: Tenderness of the breastbone and thyroid nodules usually have nothing to do with each other. If you have tenderness to the breastbone, please see your doctor you may need an x-ray and definitely you need a physical exam to evaluate the problem. If you have thyroid nodules, you also need to see your doctor for the proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My brother has a pe and a mass on lung with thyroid nodules. Never smoked. He is hospital 5 days INR still 1.1. Cat scan says possiable cancer. How will we know for sure ?

My brother has a pe and a mass on lung with thyroid nodules. Never smoked. He is hospital 5 days INR still 1.1. Cat scan says possiable cancer. How will we know for sure ?

Biopsy: The easiest in this case is to biopsy the thyroid nodules. You don't need to go off the anticoagulant to biopsy a thyroid nodule. The needles that we use is so small that bleeding is not a big concern with thyroid biopsies. ...Read more

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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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