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Old 06-01-2007, 02:08 PM   #1
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Does underactive thyroid make feel like lump in throat

I was tested for thyroid function bc I was complaining of feeling of lump in throat and doc called me back to say thyroid said underactive. Can this be cause of this feeling?

 
Old 06-01-2007, 02:34 PM   #2
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Re: Does underactive thyroid make feel like lump in throat

Most definitely. Usually if you have that feeling its ur thyroid. I dont know what else causes that.

 
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Re: Does underactive thyroid make feel like lump in throat

it's probably thyroid nodules that are feeling like a lump in your throat.....you need an ultrasound to tell for sure.

 
Old 06-02-2007, 07:25 AM   #4
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Re: Does underactive thyroid make feel like lump in throat

Absolutely.

Before starting treatment I had various feelings in my throat - at first it was just a sensation, but not painful like a sore throat from a cold. It was just a sensation that something was there, it felt different and I was aware of it. Since I suffer from allergies and chronic sinus problems, I figured that was the cause. This went on for years before it turned into more of a lump feeling.

Over time, as I got more hypo, it changed and turned into more of a fullness and tight feeling and I would sometimes have a little difficulty swallowing.This also went on for a few years before turning into a lump feeling, and I was still blaming it on allergies.

By the time I found a doctor who took me seriously and started treating me, I felt like there was a lump in my throat - it felt like it was on the inside of my throat, or like something was pushing against it, but I have no visible lump or swelling on my neck.

The feeling almost went all away when I first started treatment. I still had days where I had just a sensation, but it wasn't as bad as feeling like there was a lump in there. After the doctor upped my dose it did go away entirely for a short time. Now it is back, the lump feeling, as well as some other symptoms, so I need another increase.

Is your doctor starting you on medication?

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Old 06-04-2007, 02:56 PM   #5
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Re: Does underactive thyroid make feel like lump in throat

That was one of my main complaints when i went to the dr. I had a lump in my throat kind of feeling and it was driving me nuts. I was not diagnosed being hypo thyroid as of yet and my dr. kept telling me that it could be from stress. It did get better since i am on medication, but once in a while i will still feel it and i sometimes have a tight feeling and feel kind of phlemy and i think it is from my thyroid being enlarged.

 
Old 06-04-2007, 06:54 PM   #6
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Re: Does underactive thyroid make feel like lump in throat

I have this feeling as well, though it has improved since being on Levothyroxine. I have had an ultrasound and no nodules either - just goiter. Hope it improves for you,
Angela

 
Old 06-07-2007, 06:27 PM   #7
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Re: Does underactive thyroid make feel like lump in throat

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Absolutely.

Before starting treatment I had various feelings in my throat - at first it was just a sensation, but not painful like a sore throat from a cold. It was just a sensation that something was there, it felt different and I was aware of it. Since I suffer from allergies and chronic sinus problems, I figured that was the cause. This went on for years before it turned into more of a lump feeling.

Over time, as I got more hypo, it changed and turned into more of a fullness and tight feeling and I would sometimes have a little difficulty swallowing.This also went on for a few years before turning into a lump feeling, and I was still blaming it on allergies.

By the time I found a doctor who took me seriously and started treating me, I felt like there was a lump in my throat - it felt like it was on the inside of my throat, or like something was pushing against it, but I have no visible lump or swelling on my neck.

The feeling almost went all away when I first started treatment. I still had days where I had just a sensation, but it wasn't as bad as feeling like there was a lump in there. After the doctor upped my dose it did go away entirely for a short time. Now it is back, the lump feeling, as well as some other symptoms, so I need another increase.

Is your doctor starting you on medication?
No, I can't seem to get anything out of him. He wants me to have more than blood tests but I cannot afford them. I already am hypo. What meds are you on?

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I have this feeling as well, though it has improved since being on Levothyroxine. I have had an ultrasound and no nodules either - just goiter. Hope it improves for you,
Angela
Is Levothyroxine cytomel?

 
Old 06-08-2007, 06:34 AM   #9
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Re: Does underactive thyroid make feel like lump in throat

Levothyroxine is a T4 replacement. It's the generic for Synthroid. Cytomel is a T3 replacement.

 
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