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Got into fight. Was in a choke hold. Extremely soar throat/neck area. Hurts to touch, swallow, and move up and down. Bruised windpipe or more serious?
Potentially serious.: You should have this checked out today, in the emergency room. This could be very serious! ...Read more
911: Absolute medical emergency...Call 911. Nothing you can do at home is safe or effective, and may do harm. ...Read more
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
Go to your doctor!: This could be a serious issue. Don't fool around on the internet. Go to your doctor now! ...Read more
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
If your thyroid is enlarged can you feel it pressing into your windpipe? Are there meds to shrink it?
I got fluid and a little bit of food down my windpipe into my lungs. Could this develop into pneumonia?
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
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
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
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
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
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