Enlarged Adams apple

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hello .... Has anyone experienced an enlargement of their thyroid cartilage area e.g. The Adam's apple? 

I live in scotland, age 50, waiting on ct scan results.  Still having periods but been feeling strange for while now and now this has kind of crept up on me ...

any insight would be helpful. I know in PCOS u can get this but my testosterone levels are fine.

thanks, Susan 

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    hi i've just come across your feed by searching for 'does menopause make your adams apple bigger' as this is what has happened to me. As well as my adams apple getting bigger i have difficulty swallowing sometimes- like there's something in my throat in the way, i also have a tickly throat that i feel i need to clear a lot, and my voice changes pitch and vibration. My throat can also often feel slightly sore.

    So i have an underactive thyroid, checked last week and all fine. i saw a specialist who put the camera up my nose, and down my windpipe to my chest, thankfully nothing there.

    What he very clearly explained to me is that i have LPR or silent reflux- i don't remember exactly what he said when describing it as i was concentrating on how relieved i was it wasn't throat cancer 😃) but it's basically stomach acid irritating the larynx. My GP had previously suggested this might be the problem too but i needed to know for sure by having the camera look inside. My GP prescribed Omeprozole (which i didnt take) and Gaviscon which i do use. The specialist said Omeprozole is good if you have burning like with acid reflux (which i don't), but he said recent research shows that Gaviscon is the best.

    The other thing the specialist told me is absolutely a reason for the adams apple to swell is menopause, and the changes in hormones that it brings, so yes this is an often overlooked reason for the adams apple to get bigger. i found some info on it by searching for 'does menopause change your voice'.

    I'm happy with the diagnosis as it all makes sense to me, i hope it helps

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    Hello Susan,

    I think you should have your testosterone levels rechecked; simply because there is an obvious correlation regarding your symptoms and testosterone levels being too high..

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