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I have a very small (It's not visible, you have to push down a bit to feel it) lump on the left side of my windpipe below my adams apple. Causes?

I have a very small (It's not visible, you have to push down a bit to feel it) lump on the left side of my windpipe below my adams apple. Causes?

Lymph node: This could be a lymph node. Usually lymph nodes become big due to infection and inflammation. If it remains or enlarges, please see a doctor. There are other causes also. Possibly this is a skin "furuncle " which is an infection of the hair follicle/root. Consult a physician if it doesn't go away or enlarges. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...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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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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Hey im 17 years old and it feels like there is a lump below my glands either in my trachea and/or esophagus. There are no other persisting symptoms ?

Hey im 17 years old and it feels like there is a lump below my glands either in my trachea and/or esophagus. There are no other persisting symptoms ?

Normal node: you either are feeling a normal lymph node or salivary gland. If you have pain, fever or many of them see a doctor. Without any symptoms I suspect you are fine. ...Read more

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What can be a mass between the esophagus and pericardium, which is not part of the esophagus or pericardium? As barium studies and echo are normal

What can be a mass between the esophagus and pericardium, which is not part of the esophagus or pericardium? As barium studies and echo are normal

Workup incomplete: Can have an oesophageal duplication cyst or bronchogenic cyst. Have your thoracic surgeon review films, may need cta or selective angiogram to assess vascularity. In any case, the final diagnosis done by a pathologist and a microscope. Therefore removal of mass for pathologic diagnosis is the usual treatment. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can thyroid nodules bleed into the esophagus?

Hello docs. I was wondering can thyroid nodules bleed into the esophagus?

Can't imagine how!: There is no direct communication between the thyroid and esophagus. A bleeding thyroid nodule would bleed into the gland and extend into the tissues of the neck. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my esophagus it does nit hurt I can swallow fine I can see it when I swalliw?

I have a lump on my esophagus it does nit hurt I can swallow fine I can see it when I swalliw?

Adam's apple-thyroid: Not sure without looking, but the Adam's apple can be more or less prominent in some females. Also the thyroid can sometimes give a full appearance - usually more on the sides of the esophagus but possible just in the front. See your doc to clear this up. ...Read more

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


Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more