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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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Can thyroid problems cause chest tightness and shortness of breath? I've had CBC tests done all normal ekgs echocardiogram so i dunno what this is :(

Can thyroid problems cause chest tightness and shortness of breath? I've had CBC tests done all normal ekgs echocardiogram so i dunno what this is :(

Stress and panic: Exhaustion. Holding stress in your chest. Breathing too shallowly for too long. You find not have heart disease and you now have the tests to prove it. This is your body trying to get your attention. Something is wrong. What are you holding in or on to? ...Read more

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Neck pain and chest tightness, what could it be?

Neck pain and chest tightness, what could it be?

Don't delay and get: Evaluated to make sure this is not a heart issue! once that is checked then other possibilities can be evaluated but the first scenario is emergent so go to the er ! ...Read more

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Can shoulder and neck pain cause chest tightness?

Can shoulder and neck pain cause chest tightness?

Possibly: Shoulder and neck pain dont really "cause" chest tightness, but a herniated disc in the neck can sometimes cause all these problems, including chest pain/tighteness that can seem like a heart attack. ...Read more

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Wife has migrains, tightness in chest and neck, along with studdering is it migrains that causes this?

Wife has migrains, tightness in chest and neck, along with studdering is it migrains that causes this?

Could be something: Else since migraines usually do not cause tightness in chest and neck. Please get her to the er to rule out a cardiac cause of her symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a stiff neck and chest tightness and a cough with sputum..Ideas ?

I have a stiff neck and chest tightness and a cough with sputum..Ideas ?

Exam needed: The symptoms you describe could cover a simple upper respiratory viral infection to a more serious pneumonia or early meningitis. Get checked out today; have someone take you if you aren't feeling too badly, if you are having trouble breathing get an ambulance. Don't delay. ...Read more

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What causes occasional tightness in chest, neck and jaw after drinking alcohol?

What causes occasional tightness in chest, neck and jaw after drinking alcohol?

Always think the: Worst case scenario. The signs and symptoms you described come from heart condition until proven otherwise . You need to see your doc and get the necessary test to rule our any cardiac condition .Good luck. ...Read more

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I have viral bronchitis and was given inhaler. The past 3 days I have had fever over 101, stiff neck, tightness in chest. Should i go back in? Normal?

I have viral bronchitis and was given inhaler. The past 3 days I have had fever over 101, stiff neck, tightness in chest. Should i go back in? Normal?

Examination needed: Since you have now developed a fever and worsening chest symptoms, you should be checked for pneumonia by your physician who would arrange for a chest film and appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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Chest tightness, dry cough, persistent upper back/neck tightness. Muscles around chest and lungs feel tight makes it hard to breathe at times?

Chest tightness, dry cough, persistent upper back/neck tightness. Muscles around chest and lungs feel tight makes it hard to breathe at times?

Respiratory distress: If you are truly having trouble breathing you should go ASAP and be seen and evaluated by a doctor. There is no way in which this can be diagnosed over the net. ...Read more

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