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Thyroid Cartilage Lump
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
At what age would you expect the thyroid cartilage to fully ossify? Is it abnormal for this to have occurred by the age 44?
Thyroid cartilage: It does not usually ossify. It should not cause you any problem if your basic blood tests are normal. On another note, there are many treatments for depression, you should consider taking something for your hopelessness, as I feel you should not be hopeless ever. Dr m. ...Read more
Why is it when I turn my head that I feel like something moves on my right side. It dosnet hurt its just wierd coukd it beb something serious or just my thyroid cartilage?
Hard to tell: Without examining you in person. The fact that you have discomfort while moving implies a musculoskeletal etiology. ...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?
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
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
I'm 29.Left testicle feels like there is more cartilage/tissue on the bottom (underneath) vs. The right. I have no swelling, pain, lumps. Is this norm?
My 5 year old son has hard lump that seems like it is situated over the thyroid cartilage. What could it be. I have already made an appointment.
Sounds like: Either thyroglossal duct cyst or a submental lymph node. You are right to have a doctor look at it. ...Read more
My inside wrist has a lump and the ortho said he sees extra cartilage but the lump is where thumb ends cartilage is below the pinky area related??????
What can you do to treat a lump on my cartilage. Not sure if it's a keloid, what can I do to get it away?
I've got a small hard painless lump in my front of earlobe its look like cartilage thing when touching im male 22 should I be worried?
Must be seen: Cannot diagnose as is - submit with photos or see your physician. ...Read more
Why does my cartilage around my thyroid move when I move my head or im laying down and move my head quickly? Is that normal? Or is it broken or something
Sounds normal to me but any time you are concerned by this it would be wise to see your doctor.
If something wrong is indeed found your doctor will take care of you.
If there is nothing wrong you will be pleased. ...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
Trauma: The most common cause for lumps on the ear cartilage is trauma. A piercing or a hit to the ear can cause lumps in and around the cartilage. Under the ear skin is an unusual location for tumors, but the skin of the ear is a common site for skin cancer. Infection can also cause a lump, but most common infections are associated with pain and redness too. If the area is enlarging, seek medical care. ...Read more
Kneecap bruise: A bruised kneecap occurs from a direct injury to a kneecap, which usually happens from falling onto a knee or by being hit by an object. Bruises can last from days to months, with the bone bruise being the most severe and painful. ...Read more
I have a hard pebble sized lump on my outer ear cartilage. It doesn't hurt. Is this something to worry about?
I have a hard lump behind my right ear, still on the cartilage. It is becoming quite painful. Suggestions? Should I be worried?
Have ENT dr look at: Difficult to diagnose online but easier in person with your ENT doctor to examine it. It can be either benign or more serious, but pain is a good reason to see your doctor, and if it's getting larger. ...Read more
3 days ago little lumps that feel like cartilage appeared on the tip of my nose they arnt sore but u can see them they have changed the Shape of nose?
Ultrasound required: May want to get have your primary care provider request an ultrasound of your thyroid. ...Read more
I just discovered a small lump in my lower back that feels gristly and like cartilage. Would could this be? And what can I do for it to go away?
Month ago I thought I did something to my rib. Got better but still hurts to touch or lay on. Also now feel hard but cartilage like lump on same rib?
Fracture?: Did you fracture the rib? Sounds that way. Try to remember what you did. Now not much to do about it now sounds like the bone has calcified which is that bump you feel. The pain should subside but if continues see your doctor. Next time go to doctor right away ...Read more
If my cartilage around my thyroid is bigger on the left then right or if my thyroid is bigger on one side what does that mean? Plz tell me the possible
MASS: It mean you might have a mass or a lump some where go and see a doctor to make sure everything is ok ...Read more
Have ENT evaluate: There are different causes for that fluid collection, including ear trauma, perichondritis, and relapsing polychondritis. If this is a fairly recent development, having a board certified otolaryngologist (ENT) evaluate and possibly drain it may prevent future cosmetic deformities on the ear. Otherwise this collection could cause chronic inflammation eventually resulting in a cauliflower ear. ...Read more
Clicking when swallowing. Could my hyoid bone be hitting my Thyroid Cartilage? Hyoid bone is very loose too. Causes pain.
This sounds: More like undiagnosed TMJ problem. Need to see a ENT specialist to really know for sure or oral surgeon. ...Read more
What conditions could cause calcification/ossification of the thyroid, cricoid and tracheal cartilages in a 44 year old male (no glands involved).
I recently had an MRI of my rt hip that shows degeneration, thinning of the cartilage, narrowing if hip space and a mass on the femoral head options?
What type of mass: The other problems you state are treated like an arthritic joint-i.E meds, injections, therapy, weight loss, surgery. The mass needs to be evaluated to determine what it is and where its from. ...Read more
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- Lump on ear cartilage
- Protruding thyroid cartilage
- Thyroid cartilage fracture
- Inflamed thyroid cartilage
- Dislocated thyroid cartilage
- Calcification of the thyroid cartilage
- Swollen thyroid cartilage
- Pain in the thyroid cartilage on neck
- Lump in nose cartilage