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Could this be realted with Thyroid disorders?

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  • Posted By: paolita
  • June 1, 2008
  • 08:46 PM

Several weeks ago I had a sore throat that hurt all the way to my ears, I went to the doctor and gave Amoxicilin for 10 days 3 times a day. I finish my prescription and felt better, however a couple of week ago I started feeling discomfort every time I had a kind long conversation. It as almost a feeling that it hurt to talk! Anyways, it went away and now I have this pain almost permanent of pressure in my throat but it is lower almost by my voice box toward the bottom of my neck! I could say it feels like tightness. I don't have problems of voice change or cough or swelling. I do feel pain and pressure and sometimes feeling that I can't swallow but when it I have no problems. Help me what it could be, should I go to the doctors right away, or I should try some over the counter anti inflammatory.

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  • Hi PaolitaThe thyroid can enlarge temporarily following a throat infection (or virus generally). If you tip your head back slightly whilst looking at the front of your throat in the mirror, then swallow, you might be able to see whether your thyroid gland is swollen. Unless you know what you are looking for though, its difficult to tell! An enlarged thyroid does cause a feeling of pressure at the front of the neck, so from what you describe, it is possible. However it may just be a residual inflammation following the infection. I honestly think that, either way, you should get this checked out just to be on the safe side.Good luck.Elisa
    ElisaDoolittle 20 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks Elisa, as you said I've tried to see in the mirror if it is swallowed by I can't tell really. My mom also thinks that is something viral. But it is just difficult to ignore that feeling like having something stuck in your throat or almost like being strangulated. Anyways, I will wait a couple of days and if it doesn't go away I'll go to the doctors. Elisa, do you know how much could it last if it is viral or consequences of my prior infection?
    paolita 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi PaolitaPost viral thyroiditis can resolve in a few days or sometimes weeks, but of course it might not be that. The doc can do blood tests to check thyroid function and examine your neck. I think its a good idea to see the doc if it hasn't gone away in a couple of days.Let us know how you go on, and good luck.Elisa
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