I can feel like a swollen gland in my throat, right where my thyroid is. i’m going to the doctor friday for something else and i’ll ask him but i was wondering if you all had any info. my neck isn’t swollen from the outside, my thyroid , by touch, feels the same on both sides (not particulary swollen like a goiter) and the feeling is on the right side. i can feel it when i swallow sometimes or when my head is bent down. just a small pressure, no pain. the thing is, i’ve felt this before, a few weeks ago but it went away. i’m wondering if it isn’t allergies or a cold virus but after looking at gland anatomy charts, it seems my thyroid is the only gland right there. maybe its a nodule? but wouldn’t i feel it all the time and not just on and off if it was a nodule?
so weird… let me know if anyone has any info on this
I would get checked for Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism . The first one as you probably know, seeing as you’ve done some research, is when you have an over active thyroid. The latter is an under active thyroid. If you’ve noticed that you’re anxious all the time or it feels like your heart is beating fast then it could be Hyperthyroidism. There is no pain associated with Hyperthyroidism. Your gland will just feel swollen. Don’t let this go without getting your Thyroid checked because if it is Hyperthyroidism, it can cause you to have a heart attack if left undetected. At least that is what my doctor told me. If at all possible, go see an Endocrinologist. As I came to know, alot of regular physicians don’t know much when it comes to the thyroid gland so you are better off to see a specialist. Just ask your family doctor to make you an appointment with one.
I have high activity thyroid gland, i have bit bigger breast than your average guy, i heard that increase in size is caused by the thyroid gland. is it true and what can i do to make them smaller. (I’m already on medication to decrease my thyroid activity)
Gynaecomastia may or may not be caused by thyroid illness, stick to your pills, get tests done regularly and once you have been under control for a few months, 3-6 months at least then re evaluate your gynaecomastia, good luck
My Grandmother had an over-active thyroid gland.
My Mother has an over-active thyroid gland.
And now my Sister has one.
Should I be concerned about mine?
I’m male, if that changes anything.
Yes hyperthyroidism have familial tendency(40-50% more chance in another member of family).
Many asymptomatic indivisuals may have suppressed TSH,known as subclinical disease.
It is more prevelent in females (8 times more then males) but can affect males too.Thyroid related ophthalmopathy is more common and more severe in males.
Several environmental facors are also important like–Psychological stress,cigarette smoking,iodine intake,drugs and some infections.
You should get your TSH,free T3 , T4 and thyroid antibodies checked.
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