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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

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Purple spots near uvula. Is that normal? Feel fullness in throat. A lump on throat above where I had my thyroid removed.

Purple spots near uvula. Is that normal? Feel fullness in throat. A lump on throat above where I had my thyroid removed.

See a doctor: you could see all of these in the mirrors you need to see a doctor so they can make their own observation and examined you and treat you ...Read more

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Lrge thyroid nodule found on examination/past week been extrmely tired all day even w sleep.Headace, feel like throat always full & presured. Conected?

Lrge thyroid nodule found on examination/past week been extrmely tired all day even w sleep.Headace, feel like throat always full & presured. Conected?

See endocrinologist: Maybe. There are a lot of possibilities. You need thyroid function blood tests. Perhaps an ultrasound with biopsy. This could be simple, or it could be complicated. Best to see an endocrinologist to sort things out. As a 19 yo woman, odd are in favor of autoimmune thyroid disease (hashimoto's thyroiditis or graves). ...Read more

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Feels like somethings stuck in my throat, could it be my thyroid?

Feels like somethings stuck in my throat, could it be my thyroid?

Yes: Other common causes of dysphagia ( sense of something stuck in throat ) are allergies with post nasal drip and acid reflux which may occur without heartburn. Thyroid can be evaluated with us and allergies or reflux with over the counter medications from pharmacy. ...Read more

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Can thyroid disease affect your throat?

Can thyroid disease affect your throat?

Maybe: Inflammation of the thyroid can give some patients significant neck/throat symptoms. But generally most thyroid nodules are without symptoms. And most thyroid dysfunction results in general symptoms rather than local symptoms (throat issues). ...Read more

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Pain in the front of my neck/throat ? Thyroid?

Pain in the front of my neck/throat ? Thyroid?

Possibly: If the front of your neck is tender to touch you might HAV a form of thyroiditis. See a thyroidologist. ...Read more

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How can enlarged thyroid with throat tightening or throat spasm be treated

How can enlarged thyroid  with throat  tightening or throat spasm be treated

Goiter: If the thyroid is large it can cause narrowing of the airway and that is an indication for surgery. You should have your thyroid hormone levels checked, if hyper or hypoactive it can be treated. If the hormone level is normal, you should have a cat scan to determine if the gland is narrowing the breathing pipe or trachea. If so surgery may treat your problem. Finally you should look for other causes of shortness of breath including asthma or obstructive sleep apnea. ...Read more

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I have nodules on my thyroid i was wondering is this the cause of why my throat feels dry all the time?

No: The nodules will not cause your throat to be dry, but they need to be evaluated and followed by your doctors. ...Read more

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Hi still got a bit of swelling on my throat , I have had my thyroid removed 10 days ago x is this normal please?

Hi still got a bit of swelling on my throat  , I have had my thyroid removed 10 days ago x is this normal please?

Probably OK: Some swelling in the area of the incision is normal for many weeks to months after thyroidectomy. However, if there is any significant redness or tenderness, this can be a sign of infection and needs to be evaluated. ...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