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Old 07-25-2003, 07:16 PM   #1
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My doctor suspects I have a thyroid problem...but no confirmed diagnosis yet. The right side of my adam's apple swells a lot and sometimes when it does, my right ear starts aching. Since we are trying to figure out if it is my thyroid, I was wondering if anyone knows if the swollen feeling in the throat leading to ear aches sounds like it is or isn't thyroid related?

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I am wondering the same thing. I am having a problem with my thyroid right now and my left ear hurts pretty bad too. Not the drum, just the canal part. I can't even touch it. I also have the lump in the throat feeling that won't go away for anything! I wonder if they are tied in together?


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This is interesting. Before I was diagnosed as hypothyroid, I had many ear aches. They always hit while I was sleeping, and were a major pain when waking in the middle of the night. I never put it together, but now that I think about it, they stopped when I went on Synthroid. I thought they were over until recently when I was awoken again on two occasions with ear aches. My latest bloodwork showed my TSH is higher than it should be, so maybe this is why they reappeared.

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Thanks for your replies. I strongly suspect a thyroid problem since I have all the symptoms and a strong family history...and the ear pain started soon after my swollen throat feeling. I also started getting a buzzing sound in the opposite ear. Strange huh?

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Some cases of tinnitus - ear noise - are linked to thyroid disease, so it isn't inconceivable that it can also cause pain.
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