|Posted: 1/26/2013 9:23:12 PM|
DS is 8 and his adam's apple just popped out pretty prominently within the last few weeks. No pain, yet he has had varying redness and a little swelling on it. Now it is pretty solidly red with a slightly smaller than dime size white-ish welt on the center. I haven't seen him touch it at all.
I'm planning to take him in to have it looked at. From what I googled, the age seems pretty young. He is just a very normal size 8 y.o. and none of my other kids ever went through early puberty. Anyone else seen this before?
Pride of the Peas
Loc: Stuck in the Middle With You
Loc: Portland Oregon
|Posted: 1/27/2013 1:00:08 AM|
yeah, the adams apple thing isn't sudden. It happens gradually. This is not normal. Definitely a trip to the dr. is in order.
|Posted: 1/27/2013 1:16:01 AM|
That sounds like an infection. Get it looked at pronto.
I sense impending mayhem.
Loc: Beautiful BC
|Posted: 1/27/2013 1:33:09 AM|I have never heard of an adams apple popping.
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|Posted: 1/27/2013 2:02:01 AM|
It really sounds like a boil or carbuncle.
I hope all is well with him....
Keep us updated.
|Posted: 1/28/2013 7:49:42 PM|
Update: took DS in today an it is not his adam's apple but a Thyroglassal duct cyst. He will go in for a CT scan tomorrow and then likely undergo surgery to remove/correct it. Pretty simple surgery per his doc. It is infected and hasn't drained although seems a little smaller. He has no fever or pain and wasn't scared with what the doc told him. Still mom's a little worried, although expect all will go well. Thanks!
Nicole in TX
The Peas did what we do and went insane over it
Loc: Not so obvious
|Posted: 1/29/2013 9:24:22 AM|
I am thankful you took him in. I hope the procedures go well.
Mrs. Jason Pea Varitek
|Posted: 1/29/2013 9:28:14 AM|
Thanks for the update. Glad you got a clear diagnosis and can move forward with treatment. He sounds like a brave little boy!
Loc: Flowood, Mississippi
|Posted: 1/29/2013 9:30:45 AM|
Thank you for updating!
I'm sorry to hear he may have to have surgery but thankful it doesn't seem serious!
Mommy of TWO LMM-O-Peas
Loc: Husker fan in the Illini State
|Posted: 1/29/2013 9:31:08 AM|
I'm glad you figured out what it was. Prayers for a quick recovery!