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Have tenderness to the touch outer throat. What could be the reason?

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I have tenderness to the touch on my outer throat, along my "adams apple" area.
It doesn't hurt to swallow or move, just to the touch.
Posted Mon, 9 Sep 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Jorge Brenes-Salazar 9 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Rule out thyroid disease

Detailed Answer:
Dear patient,

If there has been no history of trauma, given the location and the nature of symptoms, namely tenderness to the touch, thyroid disease in the form of a thyroiditis should be ruled out. For this purpose, I would encourage you to see a provider who can perform a full thyroid examination and if suspicious order blood thyroid tests.

Yours truly,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
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