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What does crushed windpipe look like?

What does crushed windpipe look like?

Trauma?: The windpipe, or trachea, is composed on cartilage on the front and sides. The back is composed of a membrane. It is possible to "crush" the trachea as a result from direct trauma. This is a dire emergency because it can lead to airway obstruction. If you are concerned about any airway injury, please seek immediate medical attention.

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For 1 week I've had pain in my windpipe, it feels like there's something stuck I can't swallow and the pain gets worse when I try to swallow. Thank you?

For 1 week I've had pain in my windpipe, it feels like there's something stuck I can't swallow and the pain gets worse when I try to swallow. Thank you?

Food pipe?: If you feel something is stuck and you have pain swallowing, you may have a difficulty in your foodpipe. If you are unable to swallow solid food, you should see a doctor immediately. If you are able to swallow liquids and soft foods, you should see the doctor if it does not get better in a day or two.

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Need help feels like I can't breath properly feels like mucros is blocking my windpipe I don't know what to do?

Need help feels like I can't breath properly feels like mucros is blocking my windpipe I don't know what to do?

Go to the Doctor: I would think that this could be the very definition of when it is time to call your family doctor and get in to be seen. You need to be examined.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Why does my windpipe hurt after jogging far?

Why does my windpipe hurt after jogging far?

Likely exertion.: Jogging far is a considerable amount of exercise. It might put strain on muscles, your heart, and your lungs. Your windpipe may hurt because your body is trying to get more oxygen into it than when you are resting, even when done jogging. This is to be expected, but if you get difficulty breathing while jogging, see your doctor to test your heart as this may be a sign of heart disease.

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How can I get a pill out of my windpipe? Gagging

How can I get a pill out of my windpipe? Gagging

Cough: If fails heimlich maneuver. If fails go to emergency room.

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Why do I keep getting food caught in my windpipe?

Why do I keep getting food caught in my windpipe?

See a doctor soon: The reasons for food sticking in your throat (dysphagia) can be related to cancer, reflux, strictures, motor disorders, neurologic disorders to name a few. You need to be seenby your doctor and an appropriate history and physical need to be done.

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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.

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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.

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What can be done for someone with a broken windpipe?

Surgery: I hate to sound cynical here. Fix it surgically stat (emergency tracheostomy e.g.) or go to autopsy.

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What to do when a pill gets caught in your windpipe?

Bronchoscopy: It the pill is in the trachea and you haven't coughed it out, then bronchoscopic removal is warranted.

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Where do small pieces of food stuck in the windpipe go?

Where do small pieces of food stuck in the windpipe go?

Few options: When coughed out either out of body or swallowed. If aspirated end up in trachea or bronchus and may cause serious complications like pneumonia, lung abcess, respiratory distress and possible asfixia, death.

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Why do people choke when drinks go down the wrong windpipe?

It's a reflex: To protect the trachea from being blocked (which would lead to death) or the lungs from developing an infection.

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Does a person die when getting cut in the windpipe for trach?

Not usually: It would be very uncommon to die during a tracheotomy except for during an emergency tracheotomy because a person's airway is suddenly obstructed. Scheduled tracheotomies are generally pretty safe.

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What is different in the windpipe of a smoker and that of a healthy person?

Many different 1s: The mildest changes are just those of inflammation - grossly they look reddened and slightly swollen, and microscopically there are large numbers of different inflammatory cells (white blood cells of different types). Over time, they may develop neoplastic changes, with increasing numbers of abnormal cells, and ultimately may develop squamous cell cancer.