A 50-year-old female asked:
i have trouble swallowing but not all the time. sometimes i really have a hard time swallowling and other x no problem. i had ct scan show small calcific densities in right lobe of thyroid gland. could this be the cause even though i don't kno what the ct
3 doctor answers
Dr. John McClay answered
30 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
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 well for a possible esophagoscopy and or radiographic swallow test.
Answered on Nov 19, 2014
Dr. Samuel Freedman answered
8 years experience Pediatrics
Densities: Calcified densities in a thyroid gland can be associated with thyroid cancer. Have a fine needle biopsy of these areas as soon as possible. An endocrinologist with hospital-grade ultrasound is your best bet.
Answered on Aug 1, 2012
Dr. Quang Nguyen answered
Specializes in Endocrinology
Need evaluation: There are many possible causes for your current symptoms. Although the ct showed "small calcified densities in the thyroid", it still might not be the cause for your difficulty swallowing. The next step would be a thyroid u/s to see if these "densities" are in a nodule and to see how many nodules & how big they are. Get the ct result, sit down with your doc and discuss the next step of evaluation.
Answered on Nov 29, 2015
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