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Chances of shrink in thyroid cartilage - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   where u thesame doctoras yesterday on here?
User :   ?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   please give me a summary
Doctor :   of your conversation
User :   oh well ihave a question could ur thyroid cartridge shrink/
User :   is that possible
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/No
User :   18 male xxxxxx
Doctor :   ok
User :   oh well ihave a question could ur thyroid cartridge shrink
User :   is that possible
Doctor :   its not possible ffor the cartilage to shrink
Doctor :   once its fully formed
User :   like under my chin where is adams apple is that where that is
Doctor :   but it can change in shape during
Doctor :   adolescence
User :   whats that
Doctor :   it becomes more prominent in men as they
Doctor :   become adults
User :   i keep thinking im dieing every day
Doctor :   it becomes more angulated in males
Doctor :   do you have any other health problem?
User :   well my throat could it be possible for my throat to shrink
User :   cuz i use to have difficulty swallowing not as bad as use to i keep thinking im going to choke every time and i freak my self out when i eat
Doctor :   since when did you have this problem?
User :   2 months ago it started
User :   my dad believes its anxiety
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often?
User :   nope clean as anything
Doctor :   ok
User :   no smoking no drinking
Doctor :   it is most probably anxiety at this stage
User :   u think i could die at all
User :   i think it everyday
Doctor :   do you have any neck swellings?
User :   how could u tell
Doctor :   do you have cold or fever?
User :   a lil stuffy nose and no feaver
Doctor :   do you have throat pain?
User :   well i keep touching it non stop
Doctor :   your swallowing problem could be due to tonsillitis
User :   but couldi die from any of this
Doctor :   its curable
User :   if it is my thyroid cartridge
Doctor :   it doesnt appear to be a prob with your thyroid
User :   the thing under my neck where my adams apple is what is that again?
Doctor :   the thyroid cartilage has a projection in its middle which is called the adam's apple
Doctor :   it becomes more prominent in males as they grow up
Doctor :   its normal
User :   what could be wrong in that area?
Doctor :   at the most you could have a neckmswelling
Doctor :   neck swelling
Doctor :   it could be a lymph node or a thyroid prob in girls
Doctor :   it is curable with medicines
User :   hmm i just dont want to die tho my chiropractor felt me he said nothing was sollen
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User :   swollen&
User :   i called u a genius
Doctor :   anything else i can help you with?
User :   hmm i just dont want to die tho my chiropractor felt me he said nothing was swollen
Doctor :   its probably anxiety
Doctor :   if you wish you can get yourself checked up with an ent doctor for tonsillitis
User :   how could it be are u sure nothing in my throat area could shrink?
Doctor :   a cold also can cause difficulty in swallowing
User :   i went to an ENT 3 weeks ago
Doctor :   its not possible for cartilage once formed to shrink
Doctor :   ok
User :   ENT scoped my throat and said he saw nothing
Doctor :   then there is nothing to worry about
Doctor :   its normal for your throat contour to change as you are growing up
User :   are u sure
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   as you were also checked up by an ent
User :   u dont think i have a big chance to die i get nervous everyday
Doctor :   and you have no other problems healthwise
Doctor :   why do you get nervous?
User :   well when i was scared i didnt eat a lot i use to be at 210 pounds in may now im at 170 could that be serious or fromnot eating alot
User :   thinking im dieing
Doctor :   i suggest you work out everyday
Doctor :   do some cardio exercises
User :   y/
Doctor :   eat a lot of protein
User :   why
User :   thats to much weight loss
User :   is that normal tho
Doctor :   it will help build up your body in a healthy way
Doctor :   you will feel good about yourself when you wrk out
User :   could my esophagus be messed up
Doctor :   no
User :   cuz idn anymore dont want to die
Doctor :   eat a helthy diet
Doctor :   avoid junk food
User :   yeah but what about the weight loss
Doctor :   eat a lot of fresh fruits and veggies
Doctor :   it could be due to anxiety
User :   what else could it be
Doctor :   doesnt seem like anything else to me
Doctor :   from what you have told me
User :   really/
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   i suggest you follow a good diet and exercise regime
User :   u think i should go to the mets game saturday if im alive?
Doctor :   and you will be fine
Doctor :   of course
Doctor :   stop thinking about dying
User :   why? i dont want to
Doctor :   you wont
Doctor :   if you are feeling very nervous
User :   i am 24/7
Doctor :   i suggest you see a psychiatrist
User :   omg ur the 50th person ha ha
User :   that said that
Doctor :   i still suggest
Doctor :   you concentrate
Doctor :   on something else like
Doctor :   sports or anything
Doctor :   you probably wont need a psychiatrist too
User :   yeah i went to 10 mets games this year 5 of them keep thinking of my throat and touching it when the mets arent batting
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you should decide for yourself
User :   u think im fine tho cuz ijust want to know im goingto be healthy and not dieing
Doctor :   you sound healthy to me
Doctor :   by what you have said
User :   really
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   the weight loss thing?
Doctor :   take a healthy diet
User :   oh yeah when iswallow water i hear like a weird sound is that normal?
Doctor :   eat a lot of protein like soy milk
Doctor :   lean meat
Doctor :   eggs
User :   oh yeah when iswallow water i hear like a weird sound is that normal?
Doctor :   when you drink water it always gurgles
Doctor :   happens for everybody
User :   nah just like im not sure if its a gulping sound when i swallow its like my adams plle i here it
Doctor :   its normal
User :   how u kno
User :   stupid question
Doctor :   it happens for everybody
User :   oh yeah also after i keep swallowing noithng i hear a weird sound in my throat sometimes like something going down is that normalto?
Doctor :   yes
User :   really are u sure about that
Doctor :   whenever you swallow your saliva goes down into your food pipe
Doctor :   its normal
User :   thats all it is/
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   as long as i wont die anyday soon ill be kool
Doctor :   ok
User :   i hope i dont die tonight or soon
Doctor :   if you feel very scared maybe you should see a psychiatrist
User :   not to a hospital?
Doctor :   a psychiatrist would help you better
User :   u dont think ihave anything serious
Doctor :   to get rid of your anxiety
Doctor :   doesnt appear that way
User :   really yeah i went to 6 doctors
Doctor :   anything else xxxxxx
User :   like now that im talking to you i feel like a littlecalm
Doctor :   ok
User :   also every time i eat i get the fear of choking
User :   andscared
Doctor :   i suggest you see a good psychiatrist
Doctor :   he will help you to get over your fear and anxiety
User :   and ithink of food coming up and it does and goes back down into a burp is that anxiety too?
Doctor :   its normal
User :   thats anxiety
User :   how do i kno my food went down to stomach?
Doctor :   it cannot go anywhere other than your stomach
Doctor :   if it goes into your windpipe
Doctor :   you get cough and it comes out immediately
Doctor :   its a reflex
User :   u thinkmy airways could be blocked?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   then you would have cough and whheze
Doctor :   which you dont
Doctor :   have
User :   how coud u tell cuz i do cough a lil bir
User :   bit*
Doctor :   the cough would be much more sever
User :   oh just once in a wile
User :   not a bad cough
Doctor :   yes
User :   u think i should go to mets game saturday if im alive?
Doctor :   yes
User :   if im alive
Doctor :   you most probably will be
User :   do i have like a 98% chance of dieing
Doctor :   why do you think you will die?
User :   my throat shrinking or something stuck init
Doctor :   your throat cannot shrink and there is nothing stuck inthere. so how can you die?
User :   idn if i have a big chance to
Doctor :   no
User :   how could u tell if there is something seriously wrong with ur throat
Doctor :   you would be in a hospital by now
Doctor :   there would be severe unbearable pain
Doctor :   extreme difficultry in swallowing
Doctor :   not the kind you describe
User :   like i get pain but is that fromkeep touching it?
Doctor :   yes
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User :   all those majority thing u said could they be cured?
Doctor :   yes
User :   reallty so if i had major in difficulty swallowing unbearable pain and all that it would still be curable
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   oh wow but like i get scared to go in the pool scared to go on roller coasters scared to anything cuz i think it willshrink idn if i should do any of that stuff
Doctor :   it wont
User :   are u like totally sure cuz i get scared to do all of that stuff
Doctor :   you should see a psychiatrist
Doctor :   over anxiety is also a problem
Doctor :   there is nothing wrong wit your throat
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