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Windpipe (Definition)

The windpipe or trachea is the structure that carries air from your nose and mouth to your lungs. It is located ...Read more


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What should u do if someone has a crushed windpipe?

What should u do if someone has a crushed windpipe?

911: Absolute medical emergency...Call 911. Nothing you can do at home is safe or effective, and may do harm. ...Read more

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Why do I get swallowing pains like someone punched me in the windpipe?

Why do I get swallowing pains like someone punched me in the windpipe?

Odynophagia: You'll need to see an ENT doctor for examination of your upper aerodigestive tract. Possible causes include glossopharyngeal neuralgia, acid reflux, infection from candida or bacteria, tumor. ...Read more

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What pathogen produces a potent virulence factor that blocks the windpipe?

C. diphtheriae: Corynebacterium diphtheriae is probably the answer. There is a toxin produced that helps form a thick leathery membrane in the airway. This can lead to death. Fortunately we have vaccines against it and anti-toxin. In the Western world, this disease is rare. Travelers to Asia and Africa though need to be aware and immunized. ...Read more

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What can be done for a thyroid that is enlarged and pressing on windpipe, causing pain?

What can be done for a thyroid that is enlarged and pressing on windpipe, causing pain?

Go to your doctor!: This could be a serious issue. Don't fool around on the internet. Go to your doctor now! ...Read more

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Os it possible to have something stuck in your windpipe and feel it? I Feel It When I swallow

Os it possible to have something stuck in your windpipe and feel it? I Feel It When I swallow

It is possible. ..: If you swallowed something "down the wrong pipe" it is possible to get a foreign body trapped in the windpipe (trachea). You should seek help in regards to an in-person evaluation and if you are having any difficulty breathing or swallowing secretions then you should seek urgent medical attention to ensure the safety of your airway and/or food pipe (esophagus). ...Read more

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If your thyroid is enlarged can you feel it pressing into your windpipe? Are there meds to shrink it?

If your thyroid is enlarged can you feel it pressing into your windpipe? Are there meds to shrink it?

Serious-get exam: goiter (an enlarged thyroid gland) can possibly compress your trachea. You need both a thyroid ultrasound, thyroid/CTor nuclear scan and thyroid function studies. Never ignore these symptoms. Please consult a physician ASAP. ...Read more

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I got fluid and a little bit of food down my windpipe into my lungs. Could this develop into pneumonia?

I got fluid and a little bit of food down my windpipe into my lungs. Could this develop into pneumonia?

It's possible.: It is certainly possible that you could develop pneumonia from aspiration of solid and liquid material. Try to cough out as much of it as you can. If you do start coughing up phlegm, running fevers, or becoming short of breath, see your doctor immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have silent reflux im having a hard time swallowing all the food keeps comming up feels like somethings always stick im my windpipe?

I have silent reflux im having a hard time swallowing all the food keeps comming up feels like somethings always stick im my windpipe?

See a doc: It sounds like a bad case of reflux esophagitis. Untreated one could lead to dysphasia or difficulty to swallow like what you are experiencing. Long term complications of untreated esophagitis can lead to cancer of the eating tube. An gastroenterologist is the one that could help you. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 17, I woke up this morning with pain in the front of my neck like 2 inches under my chin right in front of my windpipe and it hurts.

Hi I'm 17, I woke up this morning with pain in the front of my neck like 2 inches under my chin right in front of my windpipe and it hurts.

Give it time.: As long as you don't have trouble breathing, speaking or swallowing you should heal fine, especially if this is a new event for you & it clears within a few hours. ...Read more

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Pain coming from windpipe area?

Can be foreign body.: This might be many things. It can be just irritation, or it can be from an injury to the chest/ribs, etc. It might be pneumonia but there would be fever, etc. Another possibility is that it could be a foreign body that was accidently swallowed and is stuck somewhere in the lungs/windpipe. If this has been going on for a while, you should see your doctor for an xray to be sure nothing is there. ...Read more

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Odds of surviving a cut to the windpipe?

Odds of surviving a cut to the windpipe?

Very good: With prompt medical attention and avoidance of the nearby veins and arteries, it is survivable--just like a tracheostomy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: windpipe?

What is the definition or description of: windpipe?

Windpipe: The windpipe or trachea is the structure that carries air from your nose and mouth to your lungs. It is located below your vocal cords. ...Read more

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I feel an uncomfortable beating in my windpipe. What could be wrong?

See A doctor: Need to see your doctor could have a simple mucus plug, or a blood vessel that is enlarged pulsating or even a tumor. You will need to be evaluated by xray and probable endoscopy. ...Read more

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Can balloon get stuck in a child's windpipe?

Can balloon get stuck in a child's windpipe?

Absolutely!: Childrren like to bite on balloons and suck on them and inhale a piece of balloon which can block their airway and become a life threatening situation. Be careful with balloons and young children. ...Read more

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How's food prevented from entering the windpipe?

The epiglottis: This covers the windpipe during swallowing. The effect is to direct food into the esophagus and to avoid aspiration into the lungs. ...Read more

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If you swallow a pill and gets stuck in your windpipe, will it eventually dissolve?

See note: The more likely scenario that I have seen consulted on are cases of multiple pills got stuck in the cervical esophagus. They'll dissolve and pass over night. Without digestive enzymes, a pill in the windpipe will take a very long time to dissolve and pneumonia can set in. It should be removed surgically! ...Read more

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Can choking on sun flower seed shells cause scaring in the trachea or any area of the windpipe?

PCP: If the shells are lodged in the wind pipe this would be associated with respiratory difficulty. It is more likely that there is irritation in your throat or esophagus. If there is any continued problem, please check with your PCP. ...Read more