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Thyroid Diseases

Enlarged Thyroid or Tonsil Problem?

12/28/2006

Question:

I am waiting for my test result to come back for my thyroid, but sometimes when I cough it feels like my tonsils come up in my throat, and when I swallow they go back down. Could that be from an enlarged thyroid?

Answer:

No, the tonsils are on the inside of your throat and the thyroid is on the outside of your throat. The sensation you are experiencing does not sound to me like it is coming from your thyroid.

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Response by:

Thomas A Murphy, MD, FACP, FACE Thomas A Murphy, MD, FACP, FACE
Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University