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What If You Hurt Your Thyroid Cartilage
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
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
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
My thyrohyoid membrane (between hyoid bone and thyroid cartilage) hurts a lot when it is touched, like a sore pain. Could this be serious?
Pain: Any medical problem can result in pain. If you have not done so yet please see your doctor. If she/he has evaluated you and found no issue ask for a referral to a head and neck doctor. They too might not find something but you need to try. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my thyrohyoid membrane (between hyoid bone and thyroid cartilage) hurts a lot when it is touched, like a sore pain. Is this normal?
Not normal: There are things that can occur there like thyroglossal duct cysts, dermoid cysts, lymph nodes, and other things to name a few. Maybe you can't feel something small that is developing but basically you should see an ENT for a thorough check. ...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
Cartilage: 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: 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
Ultrasound required: May want to get have your primary care provider request an ultrasound of your thyroid. ...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
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
What conditions could cause calcification/ossification of the thyroid, cricoid and tracheal cartilages in a 44 year old male (no glands involved).
Diagonsis:thyroid gland, total thyroidectomy, small adenomatous nodule in the left labe with evidence of cystic change. Ectopic cartilage and mucus?
Hmm.: Is there a question that you would like to ask? I really don't see one here. ...Read more
Left thyro. Shrinks 7mm n 10 mnths on same side of abnormal growing cysts in thyroid cartilage, but hashimotos antibodies negative, could it b graves?
Grave's?: It could be Grave's but you won't be able to know that till you see your Endocrinologist. If you have not yet seen an Endocrinologist please set up an appointment. Hope all goes well - suspect it will be OK. ...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?
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.
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