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Popping feeling around larynx and chin. D&C done for leftover placenta. Medical test normal. Cure?

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I just notice this wired popping feeling on the left side of my neck, around my larynx and chin, I only notice it when I push on it. It doesn't feel like a lump but something does pop. I just had a baby 4-1-13. And I had a d&c yesterday for left over placenta. I've been feeling awful lately.... Here are my symptoms....body weakness, low pulse,temp at 99's,hair lose,body trembling,depression,anxiety,dizzy/faint feeling,adrenaline rush through out body, numbness or cold hands and feet. I went to the ER today and had EKG, chest X-ray, ct scan of chest, blood culture and everything came back normal. The bad thing is that I notice the throat issue when I came home! What can this popping feeling in my throat be? Thyroid? I also get this feeling of something going down my chest, as if its going to pop!
Posted Thu, 9 May 2013 in General Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Srikanth Reddy 25 minutes later
Hello,
Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query.
You have mentioned a lot many issues. We will discuss about them one after other.
Coming to your first concern, the popping feeling , you will be relieved to know that it is a normal finding. Its not thyroid but the thyroid cartilage which lies above the thyroid which pops on applying pressure.
Regarding your "something going down my chest" most probably it could be a mild upper gastro esophageal reflux. Both of them are benign and nothing to worry much. A course of anti acidity drugs will help you. Ranitidine will be a good drug.
The long list of symptoms that you have noted
"body weakness, low pulse,temp at 99's,hair lose,body trembling,depression,anxiety,dizzy/faint feeling,adrenaline rush through out body, numbness or cold hands and feet. "
Most of them are present normally in the post-partum period. But the you should get a CBC done (complete blood count) to rule out anemia. All tests coming out normal should relieve you.
Post partum depression and anxiety are also very common and you should XXXXXXX apsychiatrist some time who can talk to you and evaluate you for these illnesses.
Hope I am able to answer your concerns.
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Follow-up: Popping feeling around larynx and chin. D&C done for leftover placenta. Medical test normal. Cure? 9 minutes later
They did a CBC as well, it was normal. So the popping on the left side of neck is normal? Wow! I thought that most of my symptoms were from thyroid issues since I always feel weak, exausthed. Can that feelin in my neck be from swollen artery? I'm freaking out. Also my feet and hand feel tingiling?There's times when I feel my whole body is shutting down, or it feels that weak. I'm ever afraide of dropping my newborn!
I forgot to add that my hands get shaky. It's visable
 
 
Answered by Dr. Srikanth Reddy 38 minutes later
Hello again,
You can not feel an artery. What you can feel is the pulse of blood flow and it can never pop. You can be assured of that.
Coming to your thyroid problem, post pregnancy can cause thyroid problems. Lethargy weakness and shakiness and tremors can be a presentation of thyroid problem.
Get a TSH (thyroid test done to evaluate the thyroid levels) .Also if you have an access to a GP, get your blood pressure measured.
If all these things are normal do visit a psychiatrist who would like to talk to you or conduct some cognitive behavioural therapy sessions. The stress of the newborn is very big and generally underestimated.
Hope I am able to answer your concerns.
If you have any further query, I would be glad to help you.
If not, you can close the discussion and rate the answer accordingly.
In future if you wish to contact me directly, you can use the below mentioned link:
bit.ly/dr-srikanth-reddy

Wish you good health,
Dr. Srikanth Reddy M.D.

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Follow-up: Popping feeling around larynx and chin. D&C done for leftover placenta. Medical test normal. Cure? 10 minutes later
What woul my symptoms more likely be hypo or hyper. I've lost about 15 lbs.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Srikanth Reddy 48 minutes later
Hello,
If there is a thyroid problem it is mostly hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroidism may develop after after pregnancy. Hyperthyroidism is relatively rare to develop.
But you cannot be sure until you get your thyroid profile.
Do get investigated first.
Also consider regular exercise and proper diet.
Hope I am able to answer your concerns.
If you have any further query, I would be glad to help you.
If not, you can close the discussion and rate the answer accordingly.
In future if you wish to contact me directly, you can use the below mentioned link:
bit.ly/dr-srikanth-reddy

Wish you good health,
Dr. Srikanth Reddy M.D.
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