. John and Radha were classmates since childhood. When Radha became eleven years old, she developed a little swelling on her neck


She visited the doctor who started medication for her. After a few years, John also developed a slight protrusion on his throat. He got worried and went to the doctor. But, the doctor assured him that it was a normal feature in boys while they are growing up. Can you think of any reasons for the difference in diagnoses?

Best Answer

Answer: Goitre may be the reason behind swelling of Radha’s neck Goitre is the condition of the thyroid gland during which the gland produces an insufficient quantity of thyroxine. In the case of JOHN’s swelling of neck maybe because of Adam’s apple which is the result of the growth of voice box in adolescent boys.

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