A 41-year-old member asked:
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i'm curious what could happen if you push on your adams apple too hard?

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Dr. Nick Debnath
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probably nothing but: Truly excessive force on the larynx (Adam's apple) can result in bruising or fracture of the laryngeal cartilage. This is usually from blunt force trauma. In severe cases, swelling or bleeding in the airway can result for which one should seek emergency treatment. With severe trauma laryngotracheal separation may occur where the voicebox disconnects from the windpipe resulting in asphyxiation.
Answered on Jun 3, 2015

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