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Thyroid Causing Pressure On Trachea?? Feels Like Something In Airway, Causes Cough?

Postby Lochlain » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:25 pm

I have a strange problem.
I am a nurse and am lost when it comes to my own symptoms.


I had medullary thyroid cancer 23 yrs ago and had half of my thyroid removed.
I had it checked regularly for several yrs but not in last 10.


Since last Nov I have had a cough that nothing helps.
I have seen Dr about 5 times - taken 3 different antibiotics, tried Albuterol inhaler, 3 different cough meds, Prevacid (in case it is reflux), and allergy meds - all with no relief.
In past week it has gotten worse and feels like something is in my trachea blocking some airflow in my airway.

It got worse this weekend and I went to the local ER.
I had coughed so musch that I thought I had either broken a rib or created a spontaneous pneumothorax.
CXR and soft tissue of neck were both negative, along with an EKG, so they sent me home with diagnosis of pleuritic CP and Relafen.

I just want to find someone with info that I can look up.
Please reply!!!!
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Thyroid Causing Pressure On Trachea?? Feels Like Something In Airway, Causes Cough?

Postby Rollie » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:32 pm

Since you are a nurse and are familiar with anatomy, I think your sense that something is in your trachea should be taken very seriously.
You might try seeing a different doctor.
Both pulmonologists and ENT doctors are skilled at looking in the trachea to see if there is anything going on there.
Keep pursuing this.

I hope it is nothing serious, and I hope you feel better soon.
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Thyroid Causing Pressure On Trachea?? Feels Like Something In Airway, Causes Cough?

Postby Kandiss » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:51 pm

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