Detailed information on the thyroid gland, including anatomy and function
A voice disorder is when a person has a problem with pitch, volume, tone, and other qualities of this or her voice. These problems occur when the vocal cords don't vibrate normally.
Checking the throat and neck can help your healthcare provider diagnose a range of illnesses and disorders. One of the things your healthcare provider checks for is enlarged lymph nodes, or "swollen glands."
When your healthcare provider presses on your belly, he or she is feeling to see if any major internal organs are enlarged or tender, making them painful to touch, which could mean disease.