HomeAnswersEndocrinologyhypothyroidismCan a thyroid issue be the reason for my throat pain?

I have throat pain and an inability to shout. Could this be due to my thyroid issues?


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Answered by

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

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Published At July 20, 2017
Reviewed AtFebruary 6, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My TSH level is 6.52. Can you suggest me a medicine to control it? I feel fatigue and cold intolerance. Also, I have throat pain and inability to shout. Are these because of the thyroid issues?

Answered by Dr. Shaikh Sadaf


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I just read your query and from what you have mentioned, it is not clear if you are already taking any medications for hypothyroidism or not.

If you are, then there is no need to increase the dose as of now. You must take it early in the morning on waking up and then not eat anything for the next one hour. If you are not taking any medications and this is the first time you have a high TSH, then you have subclinical hypothyroidism and you do not need to take any medications as of now. You just have to repeat your thyroid function test after three months and we can decide at that time what needs to be done. Your pain in the throat is not related to your thyroid. It is a simple upper respiratory tract infection. Just do warm saline gargles thrice a day. If the pain is too much, then drink warm tea with ginger and honey. There are no alternative treatment options for thyroid issues.

Hope you find my advice of some benefit. Good luck.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf
Dr. Shaikh Sadaf


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