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I feel like food stuck in trachea. feeling pain while swallowing.is it a serious issue.should I consult doctor?

I feel like food stuck in trachea. feeling pain while swallowing.is it a serious issue.should I consult doctor?

Odd statement: There are no position sensors in the trachea so you don't feel things inside. Any foreign substance would trigger uncontrollable coughing. You can feel things in your throat and may have a sore in the swallow tube that would cause what you describe. See a GI doc who can look down your swallow tube. It should be something they can fix. ...Read more

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I'm 37 yo female. Lump to immediate right of trachea. No pain upon swallow, but tender to even gentle touch. Intermittent mild dysphasia.

I'm 37 yo female. Lump to immediate right of trachea. No pain upon swallow, but tender to even gentle touch. Intermittent mild dysphasia.

Need to be checked: First you have to see your doctor , it could be a simple inflamed lymph node , or thyroid tumor . you must see your doctor for investigation with out delay. ...Read more

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I have had a hoarse voice for over three weeks now associated with pain just above my trachea with severe pain and tenderness to touch i also have an ?

I have had a hoarse voice for over three weeks now associated with pain just above my trachea with severe pain and tenderness to touch i also have an ?

Need more Info: Best take this up with your doctor. This could be anything from a condition in your chest or just a stubborn virus. You probably need a good examination, x-ray of the chest and ear, nose and throat evaluation. This could be serious if it doesn't resolve soon. ...Read more

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How long is the trachea?

See below: average length is somewhere around 5-6 inches ...Read more

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What does the trachea do?

What does the trachea do?

See below: The trachea is the main airway that connects the upper respiratory system to the lungs. It is what allows us to deliver oxygen from our mouth and nose to the lungs and what allows us to deliver carbon dioxide out of our bodies. ...Read more

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What supports the trachea?

What supports the trachea?

Cartilage : There are rings of cartilage on the anterior (front) side of the trachea that support it. ...Read more

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Where is the trachea located?

Where is the trachea located?

Trachea: The trachea goes from the voice box down to the lungs. ...Read more

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How large is the human trachea?

Trachea: Varies. Do you mean by weight or length or diameter or what. ...Read more

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What body system is the trachea a part of?

What body system is the trachea a part of?

Respiratory system: It starts in the neck below the vocal cords and then branches into the right and left mainstem bronchi ...Read more

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What are the different parts of the trachea?

What are the different parts of the trachea?

Really only one part: Theres an anterior and posterior wall, but there's really only a trachea. The carina is at the distal end where it terminates into the right and left mainstem bronchi. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of a collapsed trachea?

What are some symptoms of a collapsed trachea?

Stridor: Tracheal collapse is usually congenital or dur to extrinsic compression, infection, inflammatory conditions, or prolonged intubation. Trachea normally expands on inspiration and narrows on expiration. In conditions of collapse the first noticeable symptom would normally be expiratory stridor or crow as air release becomes more difficult due to exaggerated narrowing of the trachea. Need evaluation ...Read more

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I have a deviated trachea. Should I be worried?

I have a deviated trachea.  Should I be worried?

The cause of: the deviated trachea must be determined. An enlarged thyroid or other neck mass can deviate the trachea, so you should probably see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Does anyone know why the trachea shifts in a pneumonthorax?

Pressure: The high pressure that is produced when air gets into pleural space is so great, that it pushes the trachea to the other side. ...Read more

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What if small food particles trapped in trachea? How do they get out?

What if small food particles trapped in trachea?  How do they get out?

Cough: Small food particles that are aspirated into the trachea will be coughed out and swallowed. ...Read more

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Where is the proximal trachea?

Where is the proximal trachea?

See below: It's the upper 1/3 of the trachea from your vocal cords down a third of the way. ...Read more

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Does a tear on the trachea require surgery?

Does a tear on the trachea require surgery?

Yes: It is quite difficult to tear a trachea because it is both tough and protected. A fear would allow all kinds of the wrong things directly into your airway and would require surgical repair. ...Read more

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What is the main purpose of trachea suctioning?

What is the main purpose of trachea suctioning?

Keep clear airways: It is simply to keep the airways clear for breathing, and to prevent aspiration. ...Read more

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Is there cartilage in the walls of your trachea?

Is there cartilage in the walls of your trachea?

Yes: The anterior (front) wall and side walls of your trachea and supported by rings made of cartilage. ...Read more

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What other body parts does the trachea interact with?

What other body parts does the trachea interact with?

See below: It is directly connected to the larynx at the level of the vocal cords and to the right and left mainstem bronchi at the carina. It interacts essentially with every body part because without the trachea, we couldn't get oxygen to our lungs to support the rest of the body. ...Read more

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What is the medical name for loose trachea in infants?

What is the medical name for loose trachea in infants?

Tracheomalacia: The term tracheomalacia, is applied to the rubbery or floppy trachea some infants are born with. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of the cartilage rings of the trachea?

What is the purpose of the cartilage rings of the trachea?

Support: The cartilage rings (which aren't really rings because they don't go all the way around) give support to the trachea so it doesn't collapse during respiration and give some protection as well. ...Read more

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Will it get infected if a small piece of food went down my trachea?

Will it get infected if a small piece of food went down my trachea?

Aspiration: In an otherwise healthy adult, aspirating a small bit of food or liquid will trigger a strong cough which should expel it. Aspiration pneumonia is quite infrequent in healthy adults. ...Read more

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I have had dysphagia for years now and i believe to have found part of the problem...colllapsed trachea?

I have had dysphagia for years now and i believe to have found part of the problem...colllapsed trachea?

Not trachea: Dysphagia is difficulty in swallowing. Trachea is the main breathing tube. Collapsed trachea will cause a great deal of difficulty in breathing but not in swallowing. ...Read more

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What causes dysphagia and subsequent vomiting from the trachea?

What causes dysphagia and subsequent vomiting from the trachea?

LERD & Dysphagia: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation) = lerd. Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, & even a higher risk of throat cancer. Dysphagia with gerd requires evaluation--please get checked. ...Read more

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Could choking someone cause their trachea to collapse?

Could choking someone cause their trachea to collapse?

Not likely: The trachea is a rigid cartilage pipe. You should never choke anyone as it can kill! ...Read more

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Are the trachea and vertebrae made of the same material?

No. vertebrae R bone: while the tracheal rings are a fibro-cartilaginous in origin. they are stiff and brittle to some degree that they can be fractured. ...Read more