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What kind of thyriod if you are choking?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Unusual

A very enlarged thyroid (goiter) can cause choking symptoms.
Sometimes smaller growths can cause difficulty swallowing and occassionally a feeling like something is getting caught. Most big goiters show an obvious swelling in the neck, but sometimes a goiter will grow backwards or toward the chest and may not look so obvious. Have a doctor check it out.

In brief: Unusual

A very enlarged thyroid (goiter) can cause choking symptoms.
Sometimes smaller growths can cause difficulty swallowing and occassionally a feeling like something is getting caught. Most big goiters show an obvious swelling in the neck, but sometimes a goiter will grow backwards or toward the chest and may not look so obvious. Have a doctor check it out.
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Shawn Kosnik
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe goiter

There are many causes of choking and an enlarged thyroid (goiter) is one possibility.
That is a serious symptom and you should see a physician asap for a complete evaluation.

In brief: Maybe goiter

There are many causes of choking and an enlarged thyroid (goiter) is one possibility.
That is a serious symptom and you should see a physician asap for a complete evaluation.
Dr. Shawn Kosnik
Dr. Shawn Kosnik
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