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A 49-year-old member asked:

under my adam's apple kind of hurts and it feels like something is stuck. i'm a girl so i don't have an adam's apple. what could it be?

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Dr. Jeffry Gill
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Hyoid pain?: Under your adam's apple is a bone (and surrounding tissue) that can sometimes get twisted or pulled out of place and be tender. The thyroid gland is also in that area, and can hurt when inflamed. Things aren't supposed to hurt or feel stuck...But there are several different possibilities. A visit to your doctor who can evaluate you more closely would be a very good idea.

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A 18-year-old female asked:

Im a girl and I have an adams apple is that normal? Its been there for years

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Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes, most likely: In my almost 30 years of pediatric practice, one of the things that has become evident to me is that there are "50 shades of normal" for almost everything! the key to your question is the revelation that your "adams apple" has been there for years. There would be more concern if this prominence in your neck had just recently appeared or if it were red or painful. It is always good to ask your md.
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Can a girl have an Adam's apple?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
They do!: The "Adam's Apple" is actually a term for a structure in the larynx, which is anatomically present in both sexes. During puberty, the structure becomes more prominent in men and is more noticeable. Anatomic variances can also produce an Adam's Apple which is more prominent than usual in women.
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A 17-year-old female asked:

17, lump above my adams apple? Girl. Just recently happened. Cant feel it, just a sensation

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Could be: a thryoglossal duct cyst. Get to an ENT for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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