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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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On and off sore throat near collarbone on left side, sometimes dull tooth ache, unsure if related. Feels like mucus there. Could it be thyroid?

Unrelated problems: Since these issues are unrelated you should address each separately. See your PCP for sore throat evaluation and your dentist for tooth pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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For the last 3 days I have had severe pain in my thyroid area when I swallow. I do not have a sore throat. The pain is deep in my neck. Any ideas?

For the last 3 days I have had severe pain in my thyroid area when I swallow. I do not have a sore throat. The pain is deep in my neck. Any ideas?

Exam: You need to see a doctor to have an exam of the thyroid. You can get fibrosis or inflammation of the thyroid gland or it could be another structure in the neck causing the problem. ...Read more

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I have sore throat. have pain when touching on throat. mabye thyroid gland. no fever or other symptom. can it be HIV symptom or other?

I have sore throat. have pain when touching on throat. mabye thyroid gland. no fever or other symptom. can it be HIV symptom or other?

Tender thyroid?: Hi. If your thyroid gland is tender, that's called a thyroiditis. You should see your doctor to have that evaluated. Some HIV meds have been associated with thyroiditis. Talk with your HIV doc about other possibilities. Good luck! ...Read more

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4.8 CRP and subclinical thyroid treated with 0.05mg Eltroxin. Should I worry? Sore throat feeling and thyroid gland sensitive on one side.

4.8 CRP and subclinical thyroid treated with 0.05mg Eltroxin. Should I worry? Sore throat feeling and thyroid gland sensitive  on one side.

No worry: I am assuming Eltroxin is a thyroid medication. We don't have that product here. We need to know a lot more about your total medical history. The sensitive gland may not be a problem. This is something to discuss with your physician ...Read more

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Had bx of thyroid multiple nodules.Low cortisol .01, low acth 3, trbl swallowing, sore throat, &breathing @times, high white count chronic.Possibly cx?

Had bx of thyroid multiple nodules.Low cortisol .01, low acth 3, trbl swallowing, sore throat, &breathing @times, high white count chronic.Possibly cx?

See endocrinologist: It sounds like you have multiple endocrine issues. The cortisol level does not appear correct. Was this a blood cortisol or saliva? Saliva testing for low adrenal function is not valid. You really need to see an endocrinologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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8 mos ago had thyroid US with solid mass 0.7x0.4x1.5, Endo said no problem. Now I have chronic sore throat, cough, numb chin and facial pain, related?

8 mos ago had thyroid US with solid mass 0.7x0.4x1.5, Endo said no problem. Now I have chronic sore throat, cough, numb chin and facial pain, related?

Not thyroid: These symptoms Don't sound thyroid related. How long have you had them? Sore throat and cough suggest a viral upper respiratory tract infection. THE facial and chin symptoms sound like inflammation and/or irritation of superficial nerves. See an otolaryngologist if symptoms persist. The endocrinologist will follow up on the thyroid mass. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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