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Could a sore throat make my thyroid enlarged?

Could a sore throat make my thyroid enlarged?

Thyroid : Yes. Viral or bacterial throat infections can cause thyroidits. Usually the thyroid is painful. ...Read more

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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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Scratchy sore throat after thyroid fna. Is this normal and is it okay to cough?

Scratchy sore throat after thyroid fna.  Is this normal and is it okay to cough?

Normal: It's normal to be a little sore after a biopsy. Needles used are very small. Ok to cough. ...Read more

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Persistant achy sore throat at the bottom of neck below thyroid?

Persistant achy sore throat at the bottom of neck below thyroid?

Other than thyroid?: Sounds like something other than thyroid, but still should be seen by your doctor to make sure it's not strep throat. ...Read more

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What can I take for sore throat.I am on medicine for thyroid problems?

What can I take for sore throat.I am  on medicine for thyroid  problems?

Sore throat: Start by trying over the counter medications such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or a spray like chloraseptic. None of these should affect your thyroid medications. If our symptoms persist beyond a few days or if you develop new or worsening symptoms see your doctor. ...Read more

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Its about 1-2 weeks i have sore throat.have pain when touching on throat. even when shaving on throat erea. mabye thyroid. no other sympt. can be HIV?

Its about 1-2 weeks i have sore throat.have pain when touching on throat. even when shaving on throat erea. mabye thyroid. no other sympt. can be HIV?

Testing: The most appropriate way to alleviate your fears about HIV is to get tested. Most people don't worry about HIV bc of a sore throat. So if that is on your mind get tested. Sore throat can be caused by multiple things. Acute/subacute thyroiditis can definitely cause neck pain on palpation. But you need to be seen to have that evaluated. ...Read more

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I always have sore throat but i had a thyroid in my throat they had drain it but my throat always swelling up sometimes it be hard for me to breath?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Daughter has constant sore throat. no temp no redness or white patches. Its pain where her thyroid is and up.she gets swabbed there is bacteria. pain ?

Daughter has constant sore throat. no temp no redness or white patches. Its pain where her thyroid is and up.she gets swabbed there is bacteria. pain ?

Sore throat: May have reflux, food allergies , environmental allergies with post nasal drip or mononucleosis, rarely thyroid disease. Would raise head of bed while sleeping consider trial of antihistamine before bed and /or Zantac/ Prevecid. for reflux.. Follow up with allergist, consider thyroid studies including ultrasound ...Read more

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What is cause for 3 week very sore throat/strangled feeling in neck negative for strep, thyroid, herpes, mono?

What is cause for 3 week very sore throat/strangled feeling in neck negative for strep, thyroid, herpes, mono?

Next step is a: CT and/or ENT (ear nose throat) consultation. At your age the most common things are tonsil/ adenoids enlargement, thymoma, laryngeal polyp and thrush (fungal infection). Sometimes esophagitis from acid reflux can also cause similar feeling. Hope this helps and thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...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


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