Wash Away Thyroid Exam Discomfort

June 1, 2005

Offer patients a glass of water when you ask them to swallow during a thyroid examination.

Offer patients a glass of water when you ask them to swallow during a thyroid examination. This makes it easier for them to swallow naturally, and thus makes it easier for you to evaluate the thyroid gland.


--- Chuen-Yen Lau, MD
Bethesda, Md