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how do i know if i have an adam's apple or is it just forming?

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Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Normal: The "adam's apple" is a protrusion of the thyroid cartilage and is normal. It is more prominent in men than in women.

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I heard that eating an apple in the morning is healthy. Is this true?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Regular intake of apples can prevent constipation. Also, they may replace foods that are less healthy.
A 27-year-old member asked:

Lump above the adams apple?

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Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
See doc: Lump in this area could be thyroid, tumor, skin infection, benign cyst or other superficial skin lesion, among many other causes. You need an exam by your doc.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is in adam's apple?

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Dr. Nirupama Vemuri
Nephrology and Dialysis 26 years experience
In the neck: Some people have prominent laryngx in the neck and that is called adam's apple. Nothing to do with food. It is benign finding.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What could cause a lump just above and to the right of adam's apple?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See below: A lump above the adams apple to the right could be a number of things: thyroid lump or cyst if your thyroid is large, an enlarged lymph node, branchial cleft cyst, muscle hematoma, infected hair follicle (if shaving), lymphatic or vacular malformation, lipoma, thyroglossal dict cyst, or cancers of many types. I would get it seen as soon as you can.
A 58-year-old male asked:

My adams apple is way off center to my right. Should i be concerned? N/a

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Has : Has it always been this way or is it new? The adam's apple is part of the layngeal cartilage that makes up the larynx (voice box) in the trachea (wind pipe). If this is something new you recently noticed, then it is important to get it checked immediately. There could be a mass, possibly a tumor pushing your windpipe off-center. If it has always been this way, then you may want to bring it up to your doctor the next time you see them and have them examine your neck. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry.

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