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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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

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Can a benign mass on the thyroid cause throat pain?

Query: Dry cough and tickle in throat pain occasionally from right side of neck to my ear. MRI showed a mass on right side of thyroid had a fine needle aspiration done on it, they poked it 9 times to try and get enough for the screen. The results came back saying: This needle core was done in the possibili...  Read Full »


Dr. Pruthvi Raju Uppalapati

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello. Good to hear from you. I understand your situation. Firstly, regarding the neck swelling that concerns you, since there is no evidence of malignancy in any of the investigations do not worry about it. As your blood thyroid levels are also normal without any medication, do not be concerned abo...  Read Full »

Why do I have a swelling in the middle of the neck?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old. I have swelling in the middle of my neck since last two months. I do not have thyroid and I got it tested two months back. The result was negative. I have consulted a doctor and he prescribed me Monti FX and Lugol's iodine solution and it helped me a little, but after ...  Read Full »


Dr. Alok Rathi

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Swelling in the middle of the neck has huge list of causes. If you do not have fever, pain, difficulty in swallowing and just swelling is present, then thyroid swelling and lymph node swelling are the two most common causes. Thyroid swelling does not mean that your blood...  Read Full »

What does thyroid FNAC for severe head and neck pain show?

Query: Hello doctor,I have attached my mother's FNAC of the thyroid. I need your suggestion please. She has severe head and neck pain. Currently, she is taking Thyroxine 100 mcg.  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query about your mother and from what you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears that your mother has a benign enlargement of the thyroid gland. There is nothing to worry about. The treatment is Thyroxine which she...  Read Full »

My thyroids are enlarged and asymmetrical. Should I visit an endocrinologist?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old woman, who in the last six months began to experience thyroid symptoms. I am in the process of looking for a new physician, but I live in a very remote area with a significant shortage of medical professionals, so I am in a lot of ways on my own here. My mother had h...  Read Full »


Dr. Swaraj S W

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks a lot for such a detailed history, it makes my job easier. I would want to know what was the result of the biopsy or FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology). Based on that, I shall be in a better position to tell you the next step. Your thyroid is functioning to i...  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

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

I have two lumps in my throat. Does the ultrasound of my thyroid indicate a potential malignancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I felt two lumps in my throat next to my thyroid, so I was sent for thyroid and lymph node ultrasound. For over a year, my symptoms like fatigue, sweating, lack of concentration, etc., have been slowly getting worse. Can you please review my reports and give me your opinion on it? Is...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

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

I have a swelling on my neck for a few months. What could it be?

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

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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