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Hi i have a sold very hard lump on my throat/larynx? my

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i have a sold very hard lump on my throat/larynx? my throat occasionally feels dislodged, almost dislocated however i have not suffered any injury at all, been this way for about 9 months or so. I went to my GP with this but she said she thinks it is cartilage? as she was examining this lump she said she felt my thyroid didnt feel right so am now awaiting a US Thyroid.

naturally i am concerned? however i have no symptoms of sore throat, or change of voice
other than feeling very tired id say im in good health? Im 53 yrs old and overweight too!

any ideas what this lump may be? i ready something like a cartilage malformation?
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Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

you could be feeling normal cartilage of your thyroid cartilage or your voice box which is also called the larynx.

Dr. David :

thyroid gland would not feel hard

Dr. David :

if you have a history of excessive anxiety disorder, this can make you feel a lump in your throat type sensation.

Dr. David :

that is good you don't have a sore throat and change in voice.

Customer:

why the dislodge?

Dr. David :

the ultasound will be able to tell for sure if the thyroid gland is normal or not.

Customer:

i have to move it back from left to right to put in place?

Dr. David :

I am not sure I understand what you mean by you feel a dislodge in your throat.

Dr. David :

that is from your thyroid cartilage cracking and moving.

Customer:

yes

Dr. David :

you have soft cartilage in your throat like your thyorid cartilage

Customer:

there is a distinct solid lump however ..not cyst etc

Dr. David :

and also your hyoid bone above your larynx.

Customer:

feels like bone?

Dr. David :

these can move and shift.

Customer:

right

Customer:

the left side has no solid lump

Customer:

sorry left does right does not

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

well the ultrasound will be able to tell for sure. what is going on there.

Customer:

i guess with my generel health being good it ought to be something not too bad perhaps hey?

Dr. David :

sometimes you can have normal anatomy being normally asymmetric in the bones of your throat.

Dr. David :

most likely it is nothing.

Dr. David :

but the ultrasound will be a good check.

Customer:

yes

Dr. David :

that is good your health is good.

Customer:

i may have an underactive thyroid as gp was not overly concerned withthe hard lump more over withthe thyroid she felt?

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

what is your TSH level?

Customer:

no idea

Customer:

she put me for ut in 4 weeks

Dr. David :

that is the thyroid stimulating hormone level

Dr. David :

which tells if your thyroid hormone levels are proper for your body.

Dr. David :

high TSH levels above 3.0 means you are low in your thyroid hormone

Customer:

id get excessivly tired

Dr. David :

low TSH levels below 0.3 means you have too much thyroid hormone level

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

blood testing is the only way to know if your thyroid hormone levels are normal or not.

Dr. David :

make sure your doctors test your TSH level

Customer:

am sure that will follow

Customer:

i wil ldo

Customer:

thanks doc

Dr. David :

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thank you

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