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What causes feeling choking sensation around neck?

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Posted on Tue, 19 Aug 2014 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Question: I have been feeling choking sensation around my neck from past 15 days n it's getting worse, doctor at urgent care provided me with tapering dose of prednisone which I don't think is helping , I feel left side of my face is slightly swollen and left side if my neck is swollen , my last blood work was in the third week of February 14 and TSH was normal, could this be goiter?
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Goitre is thyroid enlargement.

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dear XXXXXXX goitre is term for thyroid enlargement. why should it cause facial swelling? you have a family history of thyroid disorders. your report of February is old. kindly get a fresh TSH and FT4 and also get a USG neck done. then let me know the results. regards!
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Doctor if it turns out positive, will the swelling completely go away? Also I do feel palpitations! I'm getting married in 4 months will this interfere to conceive?
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Answered by Dr. Minal Mohit 2 hours later
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It is a manageable condition.

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Dear XXXXXXX goitre is a manageable condition. Pregnancy is possible with thyroid disorders, but it needs more careful monitoring. Regards!
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