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I Feel Like I Have Something Lodged In My Windpipe
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. ...Read more
Yes: But unlikely if conscious.Get a more detailed answer ›
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
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
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. ...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
911: Absolute medical emergency...Call 911. Nothing you can do at home is safe or effective, and may do harm. ...Read more
Bronchoscopy: It the pill is in the trachea and you haven't coughed it out, then bronchoscopic removal is warranted. ...Read more
Few minutes: Brain death secondary to asphixia may occur after 5 minutes of asphixia. ...Read more
It's a reflex: To protect the trachea from being blocked (which would lead to death) or the lungs from developing an infection. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Foreign body/throat.: This might be many things. It can be just irritation, or it can be asore throat from infection 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
If the windpipe was damaged, cut, or even had a minor scrape, would you be able to feel it at all?
Windpipe: Yes you would. That would be serious. Go to ER if needed ...Read more
If food or piece of gum go down your windpipe, would you cough immediately or can something go down with out you coughing at all?
Immediately: A normal person in a normal state of mind usually coughs up any food or gum in the windpipe immediately. A person who has some medical disability (unable to sense a piece of food there, or unable to cough effectively, etc.) might not cough it up, and end up choking or having pneumonia. A person abusing drugs or alcohol and not in a normal state of mind, may also end up choking or having pneumonia. ...Read more
I inhaled a little something when I was eating sunflower seeds, not a whole shell but something small. Could this cut my windpipe and cause scaring?
No: If you scratched your esophagus or trachea this will be a nagging pain that should go away with time, several days to a week. This should not cause serious damage but if pain persists after a week go see a doctor for a look ...Read more
Probably means tall and thin and obvious
do not get fat to hide your normal anatomy! ...Read more
Post nasal drip: You might have chronic sinus infections causing excessive secretions which can be accidentally aspirated into your airway. ...Read more
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