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Cold, difficulty in swallowing, sore throat, hypothyroidism - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I'm in the middle of a head cold, and this morning my throat is really sore when i swallow , around my adam's apple. i also have hypothroidism.                                                                 
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User :   Difficulty or pain on swallowing is common
User :   during sore throat
User :   it could be tonsils or pharyngitis
User :   which causes such pain
User :   Hypothyroidism, if you are already having thyroid swelling
User :   then it shall be aggravated with it
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User :   Ok, no issues
User :   I was explaining you about the pain in the region
User :   did you understand about that?
User :   yes . the pain is only around my adams apple , my tonsils are fine
User :   Ok
User :   if not the tonsils, then the next possible cause is Pharyngitis
User :   the pharynx shall be inflammed
User :   in upper respiratory tract infections
User :   its only when i swallow.otherwise no pain
User :   Ok
User :   yes, when it is touched it causes such pain
User :   it shall be tender rather
User :   yes it tender to the touch not very just tender
User :   Right
User :   that is what is called as tender ness medically
User :   pain on touching the area
User :   ok
User :   my cold is clearing up but the throat problem seems to be geting worse
User :   Ok
User :   You should report to an ENT specialist for that
User :   ok
User :   and get it examined
User :   if needed, you shall be put on antibiotics
User :   which is essential many a time
User :   to treat the infection
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User :   yes
Doctor :   Any difficulty while chatting
Doctor :   What is that
User :   i was just wondering am i more prone to this because of my thyroid problem
Doctor :   Thyroid problem as such does not cause painful swallowing unless there is a swelling (goitre) front of the neck (thyroid swells in hypothyroid)
Doctor :   Do you have swelling?
User :   its just that its the first time i have had a cold in 3 years and the first since being diagosed with the tyroid issue
Doctor :   That is just a infection or dehydration that can cause
Doctor :   You cannot relate to thyroid issue for the first time
User :   ok , i cnt see any noticable swelling altough it feels swollen
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