Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
192 Doctors are Online

Chances of shrink in thyroid cartilage - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
User rating for this question
Excellent Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 2408 Questions
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
Doctor :   Please fill this feed back form that i send, and do inform me when done.
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
Doctor :   We have a long queue of patients waiting for the medical advise please log in a little later for other queries.
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
Doctor :   Thanks for Consulting Health care Magic. IF you find this service helpful please refer your friends and family members.

Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor