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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

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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There is swelling on the right side of my neck, next to my windpipe and near the base of my neck. It feels firm. I lack cold symptoms, what is it?

There is swelling on the right side of my neck, next to my windpipe and near the base of my neck. It feels firm. I lack cold symptoms, what is it?

A few possibilities: An isolated, asymptomatic, firm neck mass is honestly somewhat concerning... This could be a thyroid mass, lymph node, or normal structure that you are just now noticing. It is statistically likely to be benign, but it is very important to get this checked out (could start with primary doctor or ent), especially if you are a smoker. ...Read more

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I have pain right front side of my neck for a week hurts right side of my windpipe doesn't hurt to swallow just very painful to touch feels swollen?

I have pain right front side of my neck for a week hurts right side of my windpipe doesn't hurt to swallow just very painful to touch feels swollen?

Pain in throat ~: Hello ~ go and see your DOC asap because it sounds as if your thyroid is swollen and so it may be a thyroid mass/lump or you may have thyroiditis. See a doc please thanks ...Read more

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What can cause anterior neck pain that comes and goes? Occurs on both sides of windpipe, near carotid arteries. Been happening for 6 months.

See doc: There is no way to tell what the problem may be without a direct inspection and examination of the area involved. If this has been present for 6 months, it is high time you consult your doctor. ...Read more

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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.

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

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