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Doctor insights on: Thyroid Trachea Breathing Problems

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Could my thyroid pressing on trachea, giving me breathing problems?

Could my thyroid pressing on trachea, giving me breathing problems?

Yes: If it's big enough, it can press on the trachea and cause breathing or swallowing problems. ...Read more

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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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What's done if the thyroid is causing difficulty breathing?

What's done if the thyroid is causing difficulty breathing?

Surgery: If thyroid is enlarged as in goiter and causing compression as to interfere with breathing then surgery would be a possible choice. ...Read more

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Thyroid feels enlarged, there is a ball on the upper back of my neck near the skull (feels like a painless ball) and I have difficulty breathing.

Thyroid feels enlarged, there is a ball on the upper back of my neck near the skull (feels like a painless ball) and I have difficulty breathing.

Go to the Er : Sounds like you have a variety of issues. Have a the clinicians examine yourself at the emergency room. Have a look at your thyroid airway as well as her neck. ...Read more

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Thyroid feels big, hard lump on back of neck, difficulty breathing, red/purple stretch marks on thighs, and occasional headaches. What could this be?

Thyroid feels big, hard lump on back of neck, difficulty breathing, red/purple stretch marks on thighs, and occasional headaches. What could this be?

? Medication effect: First i need to know more details about the medications that you are currently taking since some of the medications (like steroids) may give occasional headaches, lump on back of the neck and stretch marks in addition to some other symptoms and signs like weight gain, elevated blood sugar, hypertension... ...Read more

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Swollen thyroid difficulty breathing very tired dizziness fever hands are very shaky.. Should I wait until after the weekend and call my doc or go to er? Im so confused

Swollen thyroid difficulty breathing very tired dizziness fever hands are very shaky.. Should I wait until after the weekend and call my doc or go to er? Im so confused

Thyroid storm/crisis: Swollen and tender thyroid along with fever/dizziness etc...Is concerning for an acute thyrotoxicosis (thyroid storm)--an infection/inflammation in your thyroid causing a huge release of the hormone resulting your symptoms. Since you are having a hard time breathing, i would not wait because of a long weekend. Call your doc to find your options. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

Chest dyspnea is a feeling of being short of breath, a feeling of not being able to fully expand the chest wall, such as due to pain after a ...Read more


Dr. Govind Sharma
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Breathing Difficulty (Definition)

Breathing difficulty can be caused by problems anywhere within the airways, from the bottom of the lungs to problems at ...Read more