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Dull pain, swelling below the adam's apple and above the ribs. Suggestions?

I have a dull pain in the area where the thyroid is normally located, about an inch below my Adam s apple and above the rib cage bone depression , but my GP said it was not the thyroid based on a blood test . He gave no cause for the pain when I saw him many months ago. It seems to be getting a bit more swollen on the right side than previously. At age 59, I have no problem eating or swallowing . It s just a constant annoyance. Any thoughts? Thanks. Jim.
Asked On : Sat, 8 Dec 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
You could have localized costochondritis or thyroditis.
Although you have normal thyroid profile but still the possibilities of thyroiditis can't be ruled out.
You should consult with internal medicine specialist and should go for thorough check up.
You should take anti-inflammtory medicines for faster recovery.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Wed, 12 Dec 2012
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