I have a swollen thyroid?

by Guest57292  |  earlier

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for about a week now ive had what feels like a lump in my throat which 'clicks' and feels uncomfortable. I went to the doctors on wednesday about it and she said that my thyroid feels as though its slightly enlarged and has booked me in for a throat scan/blood test. I was wondering if stress can cause your thyroid to enlarge, or could it mean that something else could cause it?

and just for the records, my mum has thyroid problems and has been on medication for it for some years.. (Im 19)




  1. my mom takes thyroid meds too, go to your doctor and prescribe some. they rlly rlly help for my mom, she cant go without them!

  2. There's no evidence of stress causing an enlarged thyroid, but thyroid problems, especially Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Grave's disease, often have a genetic basis. Look up the symptoms of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism (both can cause an enlarged thyroid) at as there are many other symptoms that accompany both disorders. Be gentle when you feel your thyroid--rough handling can lead to problems (look up "thyroid storm").    

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