Tuesday, October 14, 2003

My doctor said my thyroid is swollen?

okay well my whole life i thought my throat was normal but as i was getting older i noticed that it isnt, compared to others , my throat is huge! when i stick my neck out and lift my head up it looks really big (well bigger than normal) i havent noticed any hair loss, weight loss or weight gain, and my throat doesnt hurt when i touch it ! i went to the doctors and she said my thyroid is swollen and i got my blood taken ( this was a few months ago) but i hadent got the results back ! ( last time i got my blood work done she didnt phone when she recieved the results and i had low Vit.D ) do you think somehting is wrong with my thyroid?

Answer on My doctor said my thyroid is swollen?

It may be a goiter, which is an enlarged thyroid gland. You have to call your doctors and find out the results of your blood tests, which could indicate whether this is really a problem with your thyroid. If you haven't noticed any changes in weight and you haven't lost any hair and you feel fine, you may still have problems with your thyroid or there may be another problem. Sometimes, thyroid symptoms are very mild in the beginning, but the blood test will give you clues as to what's going on with your thyroid.