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Windpipe (Overview)

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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Pain coming from windpipe area?

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. ...Read more

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Windpipe (Overview)

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 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more