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Can A Woman Have An Adam S Apple
I have a lump near my adam's apple that I've recently seen and felt. I'm a young healthy and terrified woman (27). How likely is it cancer?
Hi. I have a lump in my throat. It moves from below my jaw and goes to my neck. It looks like an adam's apple but I'm a female. It pains and itch.
Have it checked out.:
Any type of lump that does not feel normal and hurts needs to get checked out by a physician.
This could be anything from an infection to possibly a tumor which needs attention early on. ...Read more
Rough popping feeling with pain inside of throat on left side near Adam's apple when swallowing/coughing. (Female, 17)?
Now, that's annoying: Since that feeling is near your Adam's apple (or in your case, your Eve's apple) it's probably not coming from your ear on that side. But it could be a cartilage near your apple. Best to have it examined by your regular doctor. Be sure to tell him/her if you have ever had trauma to that area. ...Read more
See below: When you run a finger down the midline of your throat, you will feel a bump or protrusion (may be slight) almost halfway down. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
My mom has a lump on her neck, seeming like an adam's apple. It's movable but painful. Should we have it checked right away?
Yes: Absolutely get this checked out. Any new mass should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Is there an adam's apple implant or other ways to grow adam's apple? I don't mean the voice change, I want it's shape only.
Yes: Yes, there is a procedure that can give you the look of an Adams's apple. Talk to your plastic surgeon about the different techniques that might be used, hope that helps! ...Read more
Lymph node?: May cause pain and swelling adjacent to adams apple but could also be a thyroid or neck muscle problem or a number of other conditions. A doctor examination should help here and if unclear then tests can be run (bloods, scans etc) ...Read more
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Genetics: An adam's apple is the front part of the voice box and is a part of your body that is genetically determined and can be surgically altered, most commonly for sex change operations. Very thin individuals may have a prominence of their adam's apple due to lack of surrounding tissues. ...Read more
Adam's apple is nothing more than the voice box whose growth is related to changes that occur at puberty through testosterone.
As long as other secondary changes of puberty have occurred (I assume they have since you did not mention them, but did mention the voice box.) then there is nothing else you can or should do. ...Read more
Is it normal for your adam's apple to not be centered? Just noticed mines a bit to the left. Why would this be?
Generally midline: Most of the time the adam's apple (a part of your voicebox) should be in the midline and not off to one side. I would get checked out to make sure there isn't something pushing the voicebox off to one side. It is possible yours is just a bit more prominent on one side but I think it's better safe than sorry. ...Read more
I have a knot forming directly above my Adam's apple, noticed it tonight and it is getting hard, about half a penny big. I work in sun all day too.
Adam's apple: Hi, It could be an enlarged Thyroid or a swollen gland. Please see your provider for a neck exam. ...Read more
I'm 23yo FTM pre-T and now I have a small but prominent Adam's apple Since I'm so idealist, is it possible for me to develop a big Adam's apple on T?
Probably a little: But size of your larynx is genetically determined ...Read more
It is normal: Just a normal anatomical variation. If concerned, see your PCP for evaluation. Take care. ...Read more
Is it ok if my Adam's apple is leaning more towards the right than the left? Why is it how it is?
Yes usually: It is not perfectly centeredGet a more detailed answer ›
See below: A lump above the adams apple to the right could be a number of things: thyroid lump or cyst if your thyroid is large, an enlarged lymph node, branchial cleft cyst, muscle hematoma, infected hair follicle (if shaving), lymphatic or vacular malformation, lipoma, thyroglossal dict cyst, or cancers of many types. I would get it seen as soon as you can. ...Read more
I noticed swelling above my adam's apple. It's on the left and right side. It's not painful. What could it be? I am male, 20 years old.
Swelling: It could be a lymph node or there are various congenital problems like cysts that could cause swelling like this. You need to see your doctor ...Read more
I had these strange feeling on the left side of my adam's apple, not painful but its bothering. Feel like an unstretch muscle. What could this be?
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