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Inflamed Cricoid Cartilage
What conditions could cause calcification/ossification of the thyroid, cricoid and tracheal cartilages in a 44 year old male (no glands involved).
Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more
Is it possible to heal the thyroid so that it functions properly again after being damaged in a strangling? Regrow cartilage? I was strangled a couple of years ago and found out last week that my thyroid was damaged. The cartilage in my neck where his han
The thyroid gland should still work fine after this trauma. You can get blood tests to check it out. If your levels are off, low, you will need thyroid hormone supplement, a pill. I doubt that the strangling itself would cause hypothyroidism. You may have hashimoto thyroiditis which is not related to your trauma. Perhaps thyroid conditions run in your family.
When taking a supplement use levothyroxine. See the link below regarding thyroid. ...Read more
Will 3t MRI be more effective in finding cartilage inflammation in chest and neck, or am I fine with 1.5 t? Any considerable differences? Any safety concerns between 1.5 t and 3t?
Small, hard bump on back of neck. Not visible. Size of a tiny pinky nail. No symptoms. It's on the right side on cartilage part. Help! I'm worried?
Nodule on the neck: The most common small nodular lesion is a cyst. If the lesion is stable in size, mobile and non-tender it is probably ok. If it does not resolve in a few weeks or if it changes you should see your doctor. S. ...Read more
My 3 yo has a bony little lump under cartilage in neck. It's not movable. Is there a bone there? It feels hard like a bone. I worry about lymphoma.
There's a small lump noticed months ago about 1/2way down side of neck under skin, not like a pimple. Can't tell if it's vein or cartilage. What is it?
Hard cartilage like lumpin lower sacrum about 2cm in size, 7 groin lymph nodes, 2 neck with 1in collarbone since Dec, doctor won't send me for tests?
Lumps/enlarged nodes: An xray might help with the lump you feel on your sacrum. Groin nodes are always the largest ones we feel because that area just isn't clean & the nodes are constantly handling a lot of bacterial invaders. Neck nodes are also usually easy to feel, so don't panic. Your nodes may be normal, especially if they move easily. Worrisome symptoms include night sweats, fevers, unexplained weight loss. ...Read more
Hard cartilage like lumpin lower sacrum, 7 groin lymph nodes, 2 neck with 1 in collarbone since Dec, doctor won't send me for tests? About 2cm in size
Get another opinion: Any node 2 cm in size demands a work-up. Find another doctor. ...Read more
Nose cartilage thinning, facial musc wasting- right side worse, right jaw shorter. Head tilt down/right, right neck muscle smllr, tongue deviates right?
Head problems: And your question is? Is you looking for information regarding yourself or someone else? ...Read more
Are lymph nodes present on ear cartilage? I have a small lump behind my ear cartilage. Not on the neck or the head part but on the ear. It is tender.
Cyst?: Could be a cyst or keloid, or something else. I recommend seeing your doctor. There are no lymph nodes on the ear. ...Read more
My Son is experiencing enlarged or tender lymph nodes for 4 weeks. He has a large lymph node swollen behind his ear and smaller ones throughout left side of neck. He was diagnosed over 4 weeks ago with Cellulitis of the cartilage on his ear.
What type of diagnostics are available to identify cartilage inflammation? Possible inflamed trachea, scared endoscopy will detrimentally inflame
I have this pain in my chest, went to ER and was told it has something to with inflamed cartilage, what is this condition called?
Have had on and off chest pain. Been told it's inflamed rib joint cartilage. Now have a persistent cough with no cause for the past few weeks.
Chest pain: Your cough needs to be evaluated. .. Sometimes GERD or acid reflux disease will cause heartburn and may course chronic cough due to exposure of acid to upper respiratory tract. .. Also we must exclude other causes of cough such as asthma, allergies etc. .. If this continues I suggest a PCP visit and some basic work up including chest X-eat and possibly trial of PPI such as Protonix (pantoprazole) to see changes ...Read more
How long is is safe to take anti-inflammatory drugs for ongoing pain and tension in neck and shoulders?
Life long: At recommended doses adjust with changes of weight. ...Read more
Cut by a dirty blade a month ago and today neck's blocked, not sure If it's my gym or TETANUS? When cut no inflam signs, took amoxillin after cut
If you had your tetanus vaccine aka dT within past 9 years, you should be fine.
if you are not up to date on your vaccine, then you are probably still ok b/c tetanus wouldn't show up a month later. It would be faster.
Most likely gym. Go see a trustworthy chiropracter. ...Read more
I have an awful pain on the back of my neck (right side) and the pain goes about half way up my skull. Anti-inflammatory works for a little while?
I had a thyroidectomy 7 years ago I had most of my lymph nodes removed from my neck I have thus 1 spot by my incision that is more inflamed than usual?
Thyroid cancer: It is important that your doctor takes a look at the inflammed area ...Read more
Neck is tight to turn. Went for 3 massages, each time was told neck is inflamed. Have put ice. Should I continue massage or will that worsen inflame?
However this needs t be examined both when it is swollen and when it comes back.
Your other listed conditions could point to other causes besides infection and labs may be needed. ...Read more
I have a painful crick in my neck but am taking zoloft (sertraline). What type of anti inflammatory is safe to take?
Woke up week ago with pain in back of my head left side. When turn head to right it's worse. Doctor said left side of neck is inflamed. Still pain?
My 7 mth old had inflamed tonsils and a temp. She is now better but has developed a rash all round her neck - back. She is fine in herself. Is this ok?
Probably: The rash may be from a viral infection and will likely go away in less than a week. If she does get sicker or the problem lingers, then you need to bring her to the doctor. ...Read more
Shoulder pain. Upper trapezius inflamed an around the base of my neck, like my chest is pulling everything forward. Neck injury also. Help please.....
Pain: Muscle tightness int his region is what you are describing. However, you need to see a doctor to find out what the underlying source is that caused this in the first place. Then you would be able to receive appropriate treatment. ...Read more