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Nodule on thyroid causing throat tightness?

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I've been experiencing choking sensation and tightness in a throat for a few months now. Anything around the neck (clothes, chain, even the belt in car),
sometimes bending or tight clothes around the waist cause choking. Laryngoscopy, gastroscopy are OK. Found small nodule on my thyroid. (ENT wants to do the biopsy under the U/S, but he says he doesn't think it is the cause of my symptoms). So far no answers and no help. Started to get depressed. What could cause this condition and is there any help?


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replied May 9th, 2007
General Q&A Answer A2695
A small nodule in the thyroid gland usually don't cause such tightness in the throat as intense as a choking sensation. Maybe your T4 and T3 are normal but you didn’t tell me anything about Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)-level. You should monitor that nodule regularly. Tightness in the throat could be due to anxiety because it seems that you already experience one type of psychosomatic disease-Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).








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