Thyroid Swelling

A swollen thyroid gland, which results in swelling in front of the neck, is called goiter. It can be caused due to iodine deficiency, autoimmune disease like Hashimoto's thyroiditis, hyperthyroidism, etc. Take adequate iodine, which is added to table salt, to prevent goiter.

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Is there a connection between night sweats, pain after meals and GERD?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a history of long-standing GERD, and I am taking Omeprazole, Carafate, Metoprolol, Losartan, and Pepcid. These have helped somewhat. But now, there is also pain in the pancreas, especially after eating. Other symptoms include intermittent tender neck gland (left side), night swe...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the images and thoroughly reviewed the report (attachment removed to preserve the patient's identity). Well, at this age, such parenchymal changes in the pancreas are common and do not suggest a diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis, for which this end ultrasou...  Read Full »

Can there be a relation between stomach upset, joint pains, and swollen thyroids?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from stomach upset, swelled up thyroid, joints and ankles pain, and hairfall. I got my lab tests done and had positive ANA and APCA. Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels are high (attachment removed to preserve patient's identity), so hair fall and other symptoms can be associated with that. So we need to start treatment for that. The condition is known as hypot...  Read Full »

I have thyroid polyps and it pains while I swallow. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have thyroid polyps. For the last two weeks, I experienced pain when swallowing liquid and coughing, and a small lump was visible. I went to the hospital a few days ago, and I did thyroid ultrasound. The hospital doctor said that I had bleeding from the polyps. Only medication Naprosyn...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruchi Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your ultrasound images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and have made the following observations: Discrete sub-centimetric nodules are seen in both the lobes of the thyroid, with a few in the left lobe showing foci of calc...  Read Full »

There is mild swelling near Adam's apple with acute neck and ear pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a mild swelling near Adam's apple. I have acute pain in the back of my neck and ears. I got the tests done. The report states TSH is 13 mIU/L and Anti-TPO is 209 IU/mL.  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Swelling near Adam's apple is most likely a thyroid swelling. Normal TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) level is 0.5-5 mIU/L. Your high TSH level confirms that it is a thyroid swelling. Elevated anti-TPO antibody (anti-thyroid peroxidase antibody) suggests autoimm...  Read Full »

Do lumps in the throat indicate malignancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I felt two lumps in my throat next to my thyroid, so I was sent for a thyroid and lymph node ultrasound. For over a year, my symptoms, like fatigue, sweating, lack of concentration, etc., have slowly worsened. Is there any indication of a potential malignancy? Can you please review my re...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a dark area in the right lobe of the thyroid, of which I am concerned. Usually, thyroid nodules are of different types, and cancer cannot always be predicted from an ultrasound scan. ...  Read Full »

I have a swelling on the right side of the neck. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, My lymph node on the right side of my neck is swollen. I also have some swelling on the both sides of the back of my neck. It is hurting badly.  I have been on antibiotics for months, and it has been the same. It is very hard to see in a picture, but you can see and feel it in person. It...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First, you have to get an appointment with a dentist and find out if any tooth is involved, which may be causing an abscess, inflammation of the nodes and swelling in the neck. The teeth have to be extracted or get root canal treatment for it. If the dentist says that...  Read Full »

Can a benign mass on the thyroid cause throat pain?

Query: Hi doctor, Occasionally, I have a dry cough and a tickle in the throat on the right side of the neck to my ears. My MRI showed a mass on the right side of the thyroid. I have done a fine needle aspiration. The result showed a benign soft tissue mass. It was taken before three months. Now I have a...  Read Full »

Dr. Pruthvi Raju Uppalapati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Regarding neck swelling, there is no evidence of malignancy and so there is nothing to be worried. As your blood thyroid levels are normal without medications, then there is nothing to be worried. Cough and throat pain does not occur due to ne...  Read Full »

Is it possible to treat my left side thyroid enlargement without removal?

Query: Hello doctor,The right side of my thyroid was removed two years back due to enlargement. After removal, testing was done, and no cancer was detected. My remaining left side has always been slightly enlarged, but it becomes slightly bigger over the past month, and when pressure is applied, there is a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you mentioned, it is increasing in size, so in that case, you should do your thyroid function test and USG (ultrasound) examination of that remaining part. If it is normal swelling, then it can be treated with medicines. Otherwise, the remaining part also has to b...  Read Full »

Are there any home tests to assess the status of swelling in the neck?

Query: Hello doctor, I have swelling in the neck and tested in the laboratory about three years ago. They say I have a problem with my thyroid and I need to consult a doctor. Unfortunately, we do not get a chance to go back to the hospital again because of a lack of money. I am 17 now and my neck is still ...  Read Full »

Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to In most cases, when there is a swelling associated with the thyroid, the swelling moves when you swallow and can be seen when you turn your neck backward and swallow. The surest test to detect a thyroid swelling is by doing an ultrasound to assess minor details, size, ...  Read Full »

Is surgical removal of thyroid gland the only option for recurrent diffuse toxic goiter?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old male and have an issue with my thyroid gland. I was diagnosed with diffuse toxic goiter in 2005 (age 19), and ever since I have been on medical compensation (Thyrozol). I have taken 20-30 mg of Thyrozol for couple weeks, then gradually reduce the amount to zero. Aft...  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are three ways to treat hyperthyroidism as what you are having. First is with medication and you are already taking that. Usually, it is given for 18 months but 50% of people will have recurrence once they stop medications so the choice is to either continue the m...  Read Full »

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