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Calcification of the thyroid cartilage

A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Mathews
Endocrinology 16 years experience
Inflammation: Calcifications of the thyroid typically coincide with nodules and occur because of inflammation or cancer. You should see a specialist, like an endoc... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Scott Hackett
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 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
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 7 years experience
Need more info: There are many reasons for our necks to be asymmetric. Cysts, embryonic remnants, malformation, trauma, lymph nodes swollen due to infection but also ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Hard to tell: without examining you in person. The fact that you have discomfort while moving implies a musculoskeletal etiology.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Why do you want to know? I suggest seeing a primary care doctor to discuss your physical and emotional health
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 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
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Hard to say: Dysphagia (trouble swallowing) can have many causes. You should see an ENT and have a flexible laryngoscopy and maybe see a gastroenterologist as we... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
Internal Medicine 33 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
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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: It's a normal part of getting older and of no concern.

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