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Prominent adams apple, can I fix this?

Prominent adams apple, can I fix this?

Doubt it: This is the thyroid cartilage. You unfortunately have a normal structure which is prominent. I doubt that any surgeon would modify its size. Remember the vocal folds are located within this cartilage and any manipulation of this cartilage might damage your voice. ...Read more

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How to permanently lower down my adams apple ?

How to permanently lower down my adams apple ?

Not easy; surgery: I am not sure exactly what you're asking... Is it very prominent or actually too high in your neck? Either way there is no easy fix and surgery would be required, which would be unlikely to be covered by insurance as it's for cosmetic reasons. There is a way to trim the thyroid cartilage down to make it less prominent, but you will be left with a scar in the neck. Good luck; not easy to fix. ...Read more

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I'm curious what could happen if you push on your adams apple too hard?

I'm curious what could happen if you push on your adams apple too hard?

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. ...Read more

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I have this bumb underneath my adams apple do you know what it might be?

I have this bumb underneath my adams apple do you know what it might be?

Probably TDC: A thyroglossal duct cyst would be in the midline, soft, non-tender, and rise and fall with swallowing. They can get infected and get larger and hurt, also. A thyroid nodule or an enlarged lymph node are also possible. See your ent! ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to permanently lower down my adams apple ?

Yes: If you are asking if there are operations to make the adams apple smaller, there are. See an ENT to discuss ...Read more

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Is it natural to have a sort of split down your adams apple, or is there something wrong with me?

Is it natural to have a sort of split down your adams apple, or is there something wrong with me?

Thyroid notch: Everybody has one. Shapes and sizes vary considerably. If yours is a little bigger than the next person's, lucky you! ...Read more

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How does the adams apple feel? Is it smooth or kinda rough feeling? Can you move it and can the shape vary?

How does the adams apple feel? Is it smooth or kinda rough feeling? Can you move it and can the shape vary?

Thyroid cartilage: Its also called the thyroid cartilage, and is the big, firm lump you can feel in the front of your neck. It has some ridges, and has a shelf like feel at the top with a small notch. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What can a feeling of something stuck just below adams apple food not sticking in oeasophogus had a larynscopy nothing found dr?

What can a feeling of something stuck just below adams apple food not sticking in oeasophogus had a larynscopy nothing found dr?

Thyroid issues: Have you had your thyroid evaluated and your thyroid hormone levels checked? I have had a number of patients with complaints of feeling something in their throats who turned out to be hypothyroid. The patients" symptoms resolved when their thyroid hormone was corrected. ...Read more

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Why does it feel like my adams apple is swollen?

Why does it feel like my adams apple is swollen?

Hard to say: You should see a doctor, but sounds like a possible thyroid issue. Less likely something involving the cartilage in that area. Get this checked out. ...Read more