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Calcification of the thyroid cartilage

A male asked:
Dr. Scott Hackett
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Likely normal: Since you are a 15 year male the enlargement in the thyroid cartilage (adam's apple) is likely a normal part of puberty. Suggest you see your family ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Hard to tell: without examining you in person. The fact that you have discomfort while moving implies a musculoskeletal etiology.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Why do you want to know? I suggest seeing a primary care doctor to discuss your physical and emotional health
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Needs further workup: Any nodule over 1cm should undergo at the very minimum a fine needle aspiration biopsy. A recommendation may also be made to bypass the needle biopsy ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Many things: Thyroid calcifications are relatively common. Some of them are an indication of thyroid cancer. The first thing to do is to get a neck ultrasound, whi... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Tests, tests, tests: Test results always have to be interpreted in a context. Your CRP and ESR are both elevated and imply some inflammatory process is going on. You haven... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
No: It's a normal part of getting older and of no concern.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Everett
Specializes in Family Medicine
Nothing: This is not related to thyroid dysfunction or cancer, just an incidental finding from imaging, sort of like blue eyes and blond hair, just a descripti... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farrokh Sadr
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it depends: In general calcification in tumor is not bad and may indicates (for example) benighn lesion in lung mass. You need more work up of thyroid mass and ev... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
If you mean: calcifications in a thyroid nodule, you need routine lab, a serum thyroglobulin determination and probably a fine needle biopsy. Talk w/your doctor.
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