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My thyroid is tender to touch, swollen lymph nodes on both side of jaw for about 2 weeks. Dr said no nodules in thyriod. Bloodwork came back fine.

My thyroid is tender to touch, swollen lymph nodes on both side of jaw for about 2 weeks. Dr said no nodules in thyriod. Bloodwork came back fine.

Follow up: You need follow up with your doctor, and may be treated with antibiotic and if no respond, you may need to have biopsy for definite diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on the isthmus of the thyroid gland. It is tender to touch. How can I remove it?

I have a cyst on the isthmus of the thyroid gland. It is tender to touch. How can I remove it?

SCAN IT: Thyroid cancer can show in several ways. Discovered in time is curable. Have it examined by n ENT and follow his recomendations. ...Read more

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Thyroid is tender to the touch. Just started today. I do feel a bit of a cold coming on as well. Definitely not a sore throat. I'm 9 weeks pregnant.?

Thyroid is tender to the touch. Just started today. I do feel a bit of a cold coming on as well. Definitely not a sore throat. I'm 9 weeks pregnant.?

Hashimotoes thyroidi: Thyroiditis is likely especially if pregnant, get to your obgyn for thyroid testing, baby needs healthy thyroid in mom to grow right, , hope all is ok, just be sure thyroid is ok. God bless your motherhood, breats feed, hope you have a healthy baby. ...Read more

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I had half of my thyroid taken out now on the opposite side, it really hurts, tender to touch. Is it tbc?

I had half of my thyroid taken out now on the opposite side, it really hurts, tender to touch. Is it tbc?

It could be: Thyroid inflammation causing pain. If you just had the surgery, make sure you're not having post-operative bleeding. If the area is swollen, make sure your doctor sees it soon. ...Read more

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I feel a discomfort below my adams for 4days now and dry throat. I don't see any inflamm. And it is a little tender to touch is it my thyroid?

I feel a discomfort below my adams for 4days now and dry throat. I don't see any inflamm. And it is a little tender to touch is it my thyroid?

Possibly.: Examination by a physician could help define this better. If the tenderness is indeed the thyroid, some tests would help define it better. ...Read more

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My thyrohyoid membrane (between hyoid bone and thyroid cartilage) hurts a lot when it is touched, like a sore pain. Could this be serious?

My thyrohyoid membrane (between hyoid bone and thyroid cartilage) hurts a lot when it is touched, like a sore pain. Could this be serious?

Pain: Any medical problem can result in pain. If you have not done so yet please see your doctor. If she/he has evaluated you and found no issue ask for a referral to a head and neck doctor. They too might not find something but you need to try. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my thyrohyoid membrane (between hyoid bone and thyroid cartilage) hurts a lot when it is touched, like a sore pain. Is this normal?

Not normal: There are things that can occur there like thyroglossal duct cysts, dermoid cysts, lymph nodes, and other things to name a few. Maybe you can't feel something small that is developing but basically you should see an ENT for a thorough check. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Got a lump on the back of my neck twice in two different places. It was firm but soft and tender to the touch. Should I worry?

Got a lump on the back of my neck twice in two different places. It was firm but soft and tender to the touch. Should I worry?

Get eval: Sounds as if you may have had or still have lymph node enlargement in you posterior cervical chain. At times this can be a normal reaction to an underlying infection or allergies, etc. Other causes can be more worrisome. Best to get an evaluation to determine your cause. Best wishes. ...Read more

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The gland on the right side of my neck is very tender to the touch and hurts when I move my head certain ways. What could this be?

The gland on the right side of my neck is very tender to the touch and hurts when I move my head certain ways. What could this be?

Swollen Glands: Glands in the neck are often from infections in the mouth throat or skin of the face head and neck. If no obvious source is present have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Dull aches on and off on my left side and left back of neck. Occasionally strong pain for a few seconds. About 15 times/day. Tender to touch. What's wrong?

Dull aches on and off on my left side and left back of neck. Occasionally strong pain for a few seconds. About 15 times/day. Tender to touch. What's wrong?

Muscle spasms: It could be spasms of the muscles on the left side of your neck. I would take some ibuprofen and consider seeing a chiropractor for treatment. ...Read more

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I have pain between my shoulder blades, tender to touch, and at base of my neck? Can working out cause that?

I have pain between my shoulder blades, tender to touch, and at base of my neck? Can working out cause that?

Yes: Anything that causes strain or spasm of the muscles can cause pain in those muscles or muscle groups. The area your talking about is probably the second most common area of the body to experience this, the first being lower back. ...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