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Prominent Adam's Apple

An Adam’s apple (or laryngeal prominence) is caused by the protrusion of the thyroid cartilage which forms part of the larynx. Everyone has an Adam’s apple. It allows air to get to the lungs and enables us to speak – all in all it’s pretty vital. For obvious reasons Adam’s apples are often seen as a male only trait, but this simply isn’t true. The thyroid cartilage is comprised of two laminae fused together at an angle. This angle tends to be acuter in men than women so sticks out more thus making the Adam’s apple more visible in the male sex. The prominence of the Adam’s apple varies from person to person and can occasionally be as noticeable in some women as men. There are no real reasons for this, it’s like the difference between people’s faces, and there are certainly no health implications. However, some women with a pronounced apple do feel embarrassed deeming it masculine and unattractive but this in no way means that they’ll sound like the honey monster’s ugly twin sister. It’s purely a cosmetic issue and will not make a female voice abnormally deep. If the formation is particularly noticeable and causing considerable distress to the woman reduction surgery is available; it’s called Chondrolaryngoplasty and is most commonly used amongst transgender patients. Luckily, the procedure isn’t too complex. Whilst in men, over time, the thyroid cartilage turns to bone in women it remains as cartilage which is much easier to cut through meaning that Chondrolaryngoplasty surgery is a simpler operation to carry out on the fairer sex.

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Hi doctors, I'm 28 yrs old male. I have been living with pills which I bought from pharmacy. The pills that I bought were for changing my body, figure and character to be a female. Even tho I know the pills will not do anything for it. I have been consumed it for the last 10 yrs. It only gives me beautiful, soft and younger skin. There isn't any change in term of body shape or character of a female in me. I felt that I was born in the wrong body. I know what I want to be but I feel shame or scare to tell anyone about it. I don't know what to do, I don't want keep buying or consuming these pills which I will not get the result that I wanted. Please tell me what to do.





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I am an 18 year old girl and can feel a hard ball around the thyroid, I feel like I haven't noticed it until now but I'm not sure if that's because I'm just being anxious about it. Is this anything to be concerned about?





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Big Adam's Apples are a sign of high testosterone and shows the male is dominant. They are something to be proud of.





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I think to me.. all those things u've bn discussing don't really, what matter is dat; life must go on. the interesting thing is dat, when once u complained about some irregularities within ur system; and then took a walk further, u wud discover dat, what u were treating as an irregularity is not to be compared to what other ppl are harboring. therefore there is no irregularity, it is only a perspection of d mind.





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well am 21 years now and oh God my adams apple is so big that you will see it easily but am happy to have it cause it make me feel like a man even when am in girls midst they want to touch t6 see maybe it real and it makes me proud





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I am a male and I have a fairly big Adams apple. In middle school I was always picked on about it until they hit puberty themselves and I got the last laugh.I learned to embrace what God has given me and move forward





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I recently had a right thyroidectomy because I had a lump on it and then 6 weeks later I had to have a left thyroidectomy to be safe. Previously I had lost 20 kgs in weight and now 6 months on from my 2 operations I have put on 6 kilos and finding I cannot lose any weight just putting it on. Could this be a hormone problem. I am taking 125mg Thyroxine and have been taking this for the past 4 years appx. Anyone there with a similar problem





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I had thyroidectomy 7 yrs ago I weigh 18 st 7 lbs and I am 5'9" tall. My calorie intake is under 2000 and I walk 3 miles three times a day with my dog yet i cannot shed any weight

A male shouldnt wory about his adams apple it shows dominance women like that like a lion with a mane mines is big but it never stops me it fits and you dont even know it





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People definatly notice mine its really big sticks out and i have a long neck.... how i know people notice is because if i go out in public people like to make gestures of grabbing there own throat coughing very bluntly people even go to the extent of saying eww or oh my god... dealing with this for years i know its being directed at me. It has cured depression to the point of weight loss social anxiety isolation drug habits ect. I cut even get a job cause i are to much about wut people think. I am 24 i know this is kinda off topic but I've Ben with extremely beautiful women. After my last relationship in speed to even hook up with someone. =[ hopefully working out doing shrugs helps if not let the battle continue





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I'm 24, and I don't have an Adam's apple. I am a male, and don't have one. I wonder why I never got one. It makes me not want to talk to people. :(





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