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What Does A Swollen Thyroid Feel Like
No. These structures are too far apart in the body to affect eachother.
You might have to look to your cervical spine for the pinched nerve. A pinched nerve is also called radiculitis and causes radiating nerve root pain. People typically feel shooting or stabbing pain (can be constant or episodic) and follows a nerve root pattern. ...Read more
I had a swollen thyroid month back, after few months it came back to normal. Now it again started to swell and I feel pain around my neck. Please, adv?
Subacute thyroiditis: You many have inflammation of your thyroid caused by a virus or autoimmune disease that can cause swelling and pain in your thyroid. If it is from a virus, it usually resolves within a few weeks to months. If it is autoimmune, it can recur and eventually cause an underactive thyroid. You should see an endocrinologist if you can. ...Read more
Usually not noticed: Most people cannot feel or see their thyroid, unless it is very big. If you think you see a buldge in your neck, chances are you are seeing a normal structure, cartiledge or muscle. If you have symptoms of hyper or hypothyroid, or a suspicious lump, you should see your doctor. ...Read more
I had strepthroat. My thyroid is swollen. Do you think my thyroid is swollen because of my strepthroat?
Thyroid should not: Be hypertrophied because of streptococcal infection, but the lymph nodes in the cervical chain along your neck will be. What you are feeling is most likely the lymph nodes. Your thyroid glands are small — unless you have had thyroid enlargement before this infection set in. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Goiter: An enlarged thyroid gland is called a goiter. Symptoms can be related to overactive thyroid function or underactive. Overactive symptoms include shakiness, palpitations, diarrhea, sweats, nervousness. Underactive symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, constipation, coarse hair and skin. If your gland is enlarged you should see your doctor. ...Read more
Could be OK: Depends on how swollen and the cause. It could be from thyroiditis. It could be upper limits of normal. Did your doctor test your thyroid function? ...Read more
No: We see people with thyroid problems who don't have enlargement. Some are even born without their thyroid gland. ...Read more
No: No, thyroid dyfunction can occur with an enlarged thyroid but can also be seen in persons whose thyroid has not changed size and appears to be of a normal volume. If you suspect thyroid disease, then see your pcp and/or an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Goiter: The thyroid expands in part to compensate, and to make enough thyroid hormone when there is something internally wrong with the thyroid. You may have hashimoto's thyroiditis, which is injuring your thyroid, but it is responding by getting bigger. Or it could be a multinodular goiter. Cancer is a possibility, but much less common, and you should not worry. See your doctor about this. ...Read more
Not necessarily: You can't tell if something is hyperfunctioning from thephysical appearance of the gland. A thyroid scan is the best method to suggest whether a lobe is hyperfunctioning. ...Read more
Doppler US showed cystic changes (irregular shape) in thyroid with swollen reactive nodes unilateral. What does this mean!?
Many things: You may have a multi modular goiter which is a benign condition that sometimes may require surgery. This could also be thyroiditis which is also benign. It is hard without and exam but likely this can be observed and followed with ultrasound if no other symptoms. Www. Drlugo. Com ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can one side of your thyroid gland be bigger than the other? When I feel both sides the right side feels more bumpy and swollen
My thyroid is swollen and painful and I know I have a nodule but heard those are painless, is pain an indication of something serious?
You should seek care: There are other things near the thyroid that can get swollen and painful, but regardless of the source, painful swelling in the neck should be investigated by a health care provider. If the thyroid is truly swollen and painful, this is usually caused by thyroiditis, which is most often the result of the immune system attacking the gland. This can lead to thyroid dysfunction that can be dangerous. ...Read more
Can one hav pain with a swollen thyroid lft side no nodule sono showed, rght side removed 10yrs ago. If so what can I take? I'm on no thyroid meds.
Subacute: Thyroiditis. It lasts few weeksGet a more detailed answer ›
My coworkers said they think I have a lump/swollen thyroid. It does seem to be inflamed on my left side, although it's not a lump. I'm worried.?
Worried: Please set up an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Had half thyroid taken out at 14. 14 years later my other side is swollen and labs come back normal and they won't give me medicine to help me. Advice?
Goiter: You have hashimotos disease. Check thyroid antibodies to confirm. You may not need to do anything to "treat" it other than serial ultrasounds. Also, be sure you don't have associated autoimmune disorders like celiac or anemia, addison's etc. See a good board-certified endocrinologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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