Causes Of An Enlarged Neck?
Hello, I have a hyperthyroid hormone, my hormone is normal but why is my neck getting bigger?
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Hyperthyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland experiences hyperactivity and produces too much thyroxine hormone. Various factors can cause this condition, for example:
Plummer's disease (thyroid nodule)
Pituitary gland tumor
Drug side effects, and so on
The thyroid gland itself is a gland located in the front of the neck. Therefore, hyperactivity of the thyroid gland can clearly make your neck look bigger. In addition, depending on the cause of hyperthyroidism, you can also experience a variety of other complaints, such as weight loss dramatically, palpitations, increased appetite, anxiety, tremors, excessive sweating, irregular periods, more sensitive to heat, frequent bowel movements, and so on.
Need to be clarified beforehand, when was the last time you had your thyroxine hormone check? What treatments have you taken to deal with your condition?
Management of hyperthyroidism can be done with a variety of approaches, for example by giving radioactive iodine, anti-thyroid drugs, beta blockers, or surgery can also be done. Management of hyperthyroidism in addition to surgery can indeed make the level of the hormone thyroxine in the blood back to normal. However, reducing the thyroid gland as originally measured is only possible with surgery.
If it is true that you have taken medication as directed by your doctor, until your thyroxine hormone levels return to normal and are declared cured, the possibility of enlargement of your neck is not dangerous. However, if you have not yet completed treatment, or if the enlargement in your neck seems to be enlarging rapidly, you should be alert and check yourself back at your doctor or internist. It is feared, there are other conditions that trigger enlargement in your neck, such as cellulitis, benign or malignant tumors, parotitis, lymphadenitis, and so on.
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