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Can a thyroglossal cyst cause weight problems?
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: No
These are nuisance lesions that are left over from the descent of the gland from the mouth of the unborn child.
Unless infection or surgery has destroyed the entire thyroid gland, which is very unlikely, look elsewhere for the cause of weight gain -- or as is most common, see what happens to your weight when you pursue some sort of exercise that you enjoy.

In brief: No
These are nuisance lesions that are left over from the descent of the gland from the mouth of the unborn child.
Unless infection or surgery has destroyed the entire thyroid gland, which is very unlikely, look elsewhere for the cause of weight gain -- or as is most common, see what happens to your weight when you pursue some sort of exercise that you enjoy.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. TED FEDER
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
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In brief: If you can't swallow
A thyroglossal duct cyst occurs in the neck/throat area, center. If the cyst gets large enough, it can cause difficulty swallowing as well as breathing.
If you can't swallow, you can't eat, thus the weight loss problem. It does not cause thyroid gland type weight problems.

In brief: If you can't swallow
A thyroglossal duct cyst occurs in the neck/throat area, center. If the cyst gets large enough, it can cause difficulty swallowing as well as breathing.
If you can't swallow, you can't eat, thus the weight loss problem. It does not cause thyroid gland type weight problems.
Dr. TED FEDER
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