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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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I am 14 year old girl. I have a huge Adam's apple, bigger than Most of the boys in my grade. It is so embarrassing and people always notice it.





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Its a very rare and attractive feature in females. My wife has a visible Adam's Apple and she knows it's one of my favorite parts on her. Don't be ashamed, and please don't change it. Cheers!

Hello there "14 year old girl." I had to respond to your comment because something was brought to my attention again yesterday (as to why am doing online research)... Story: I remember being around your age when my Adam's apple was brought to my attention. I was confused and didn't understand why(?). There may have been a time or two several years later that it was brought to my attention but brushed it off (although hurt!)... Last night I was talking to a guy I met online and he was like "I think you look familiar." And I am like "no. And he was like "are you the one with an Adam's apple?!" Crushing, I nearly cried but didn't. I am 35 and for a guy my age to say somethin so intrusive, has real self-esteem issues. Needless to say I put him in his place... Any how, I am an extremely attractive woman.And am asked to this day, "are you a model?" Adam's apple and all,lol... I know at your age it can be devastating but as your older you will see that you forget it. Maybe even embrace it because it is unique. At least it can give someone something to talk about! Love it girl!! Proudly display your Apple... Even tilt your head up so it shows more... Make your fellow students envy how much confidrnce you have in something that others think should be hidden...

I am teenage girl! And I have an adams apple! It just so embarissing! :( My mother used to have one too when she was younger!





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I think a prominent Adam's Apple is very hot. A man with a sharp angular jaw, a prominent Adam's Apple and veins sticking out on his arms and hands is just about perfect through my eyes.





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I have all of these features and am actually embarrassed of my adams apple

People have made fun of me for having a large adams apple as a male, I am not worried by it as its a sign of being male but i dont speak perfect and im worried that may be because i have a large adams apple and i would like surgery to reduce it





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My 7 year old son has a prominent Adam's apple. Should I be concerned?





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i had a thyroglossal cyst removed and have now been left with a large adams apple which is causing me distress





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I have prominent adams apple. I m 20yrs old male. Please tell me remedy to remove it, costing,and proper place for surgery





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Does the adams apple create any problem while speaking because my throat is always dry like and when i try to speak loud my voice doesn't come loud and melodious,it comes suppressed, even though i try to speak like that and specially it occurs when i m exercising or after a little physical work. I feel that if get it removed my voice will be sweet and louder. Please help me in this.





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I got a huge adam's apple, and am very upset at it cos it makes me look like dos alien on cartoons, people often criticize it and call me name's, just yesterday i went to buy something at a store close by and one devilish girl saw me and started laughing, and calling me an ostrich cause i didn't want trouble i just left without buying what i went to buy. gone get raid of it even God hates it.





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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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