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How to Do a Thyroid Neck Check

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Young woman neck.
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Locate your thyroid.
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Step 1: Locate the thyroid area of your neck


Tilt your head back.
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Step 2: Tilt your head back


Drink and swallow.
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Step 3: Drink and swallow


Observe your neck as you swallow.
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Step 4: Observe your neck as you swallow


Thyroid gland or Adam's apple.
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Step 5: Don't confuse your Adam's apple and thyroid


Drink, swallow, observe neck again.
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Step 6: Drink, swallow, and observe again


Woman feeling her neck carefully.
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Feel your neck carefully


Noting anything unusual in the neck.
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Step 8: Note anything unusual


Woman using cellphone to make doctor appointment.
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Step 9: Make an appointment with your physician


Mary Shomon

Mary Shomon

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Mary Shomon is a patient advocate and New York Times bestselling author who empowers readers with information on thyroid and autoimmune disease, diabetes, weight loss and hormonal health from an integrative perspective. Mary has been a leading force advocating for more effective, patient-centered hormonal healthcare. Mary also co-stars in PBS’ Healthy Hormones TV series.

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