In 2002 I had full upper/lower Orthognathic Surgery (jaw) last year I began having problems with my thyroid gland and swollen glands. I've had a 2 biopsy's performed, blood work, etc; and now taking thyroid medication. Surgery likely to remove thyroid gland.
I have had sever TMJ on right side (condyle deterioration), and also on the same side has a root canal performed 3 years earlier. Which all reside on the same side as the thyroid nodule.
Recently I began to wonder whether or not there might be some correlation here.
I am a 36 yr old male in fairly good health.
Is there anyway to determine if in fact I have some type of infection that might be triggering some symptoms?
I was very interested in the thyroid problems your were talking about. It sounds like I am going through something very similar. I have a lump on my thyroid, bloodwork can't find anything wrong and swollen gland under tooth that had the root canal. I have also just come out of a very strange bout of illness, which the doctors can't understand. I am 37, healthy and medically speaking very young for "real" thyroid problems.
I would be interested to see where you get with it. Having your thyroid removed sounds very drastic. I have been working with a naturopath and acupuncturist. Their tests have determined liver, thyroid and spleen weaknesses. It is just a matter of putting all the pieces together. The tooth connection has crossed my mind as well and that will be my next route of investigation.
Good luck to you and I hope you can get it worked out without having to remove your thyroid!
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