Thyroid Disease - Symptoms and Signs

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What signs and symptoms can occur if thyroid structure is affected?

  • Depending on the size and location of the gland, symptoms can include compression of the trachea and/or esophagus leading to trouble breathing or swallowing.
  • The gland may be so enlarged that it may become cosmetically unappealing.
  • If the gland increases in size rapidly (such as bleeding into a cyst) there may be local pain.
  • If the underlying problem is cancer, there may be enlargement of lymph nodes, and more systemic symptoms such as weight loss, night sweats and changes in appetite.
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Comment from: Female (Caregiver) Published: March 31

It took years for any doctors to take me seriously. I was told that I was fine and may be depressed. I eventually found a great doctor who was working on a bowel syndrome and he found out what was wrong. I am exhausted most of the time. One thyroid was removed due to a large growth on the larynx, which could have been avoided if it had been managed properly. My memory is very bad. This could be because, I feel that there is a connection with chlorine in the water. Also stress and smoking could be factors, as I smoked as a young girl.

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Comment from: kabhi, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 12

I have had thyroid problems for years. Initially hyper and then hypo (now). I wonder if one can have hyper and hypo symptoms simultaneously or maybe I am suffering from something else. I have shortness of breath, loss of balance (I walk like a drunk especially when I look sideways), muscle weakness, pounding heart, high blood pressure, coordination, and tremors, I get words wrong, and lack fluency; and yet my blood results are within range.

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