my wife went to a doctor appt. today for neck andshoulder problem.after an x-ray was taken she was told by the doctor that he had never seen a thyriod incased in calcium like that before.she has to get an MRI next week.what concerns do we need to have about this and is the MRI the next step to take?
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 44
The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.HelloThanks for your question.In most cases, the calcium deposition around the thyroid can be a normal finding. But in some cases, this can be related to the thyroid cancer. parathyroid gland over activity also can cause this. Blood tests to check serum calcium and PTH level along with TSH and Ft4 level should be done. Radioiodine scan is the usual next step. But MRI scan also should be fine for further information. Best wishes, Please click ACCEPT button and leave a POSITIVE FEEDBACK, if you do not have any further question, so that I get rewarded for my time & effort. Thank you!Please ask for Mysticdoc for your future questions. Please bookmark my profile for asking further questions!This is the link to my profile: http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-mysticdoc/