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Can hashimoto cause swallowing problems? Anti-tpo over 1300, 2 nodules , plus one calcified nodule, each less that 1 sm. On Armour Thyroid meds

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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics
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In brief: Swallowing difficult

Yes -- if the goiter is large.
Have a gastroenterologist perform a "swallowing study". Armour is crap -- don't use it. Use only synthetic thyroid hormone replacement. Calcified nodules often need biopsy or excision to determine cancer likelihood.

In brief: Swallowing difficult

Yes -- if the goiter is large.
Have a gastroenterologist perform a "swallowing study". Armour is crap -- don't use it. Use only synthetic thyroid hormone replacement. Calcified nodules often need biopsy or excision to determine cancer likelihood.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
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Dr. Eric Furst
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Yes.

A barium swallow study might answer the question for you.
An abnormalitiy at the level of your thyroid might suggest that as the etiology of your dysphagia (swallowing difficulty).

In brief: Yes.

A barium swallow study might answer the question for you.
An abnormalitiy at the level of your thyroid might suggest that as the etiology of your dysphagia (swallowing difficulty).
Dr. Eric Furst
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine

In brief: Not directly, but...

Sometimes nodules in thyroid can become large enough to cause compressive symptoms in the swallowing mechanism. Doesn't sound like yours are large enough for that.

In brief: Not directly, but...

Sometimes nodules in thyroid can become large enough to cause compressive symptoms in the swallowing mechanism. Doesn't sound like yours are large enough for that.
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