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I'm a 33 year old female who has always been petiete or underweight.I have an enlarged adams apple and it is starting to bother me.I was told that if i gained weight , that would fix the problem. it has been ten years and i am at my ideal weight for my height and it still bothers me could it be a thyroid gland problem?

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replied March 5th, 2011
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Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned by your body weight though it has remained ideal for height for the last 10 years. You have also made a mention of the enlarged Adams apple.
Enlarged Adams apple might be due to thyroid swelling which need thorough examination and investigations to rule out thyroid gland disorder. In hypothyroidism, patient usually complaints of weight gain, cold intolerance, constipation, changes in voice etc. whereas in hyperthyroid state, [patients are usually underweight, thin and lean associated with complaints of heat intolerance, fast heart beat etc. The two states can exist in variety of thyroid disorders. In your case, as the weight is ideal for height and you have not mentioned other symptoms, it is difficult to diagnose online for which you must see your personal physician.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This post is not to emphasise final diagnosis as the same cannot be made online and is aimed just to provide medical information and no treatment suggested above be taken without face to face consultation with health care professional.

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