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Sharp pain while swallowing after gently palpating throat. Have I damaged cartilage in trachea?

I was gently palpating my throat to check my lymph nodes and thyroid today, and have been feeling a sharp pain whenever I swallow ever since. This pain is not in my throat but in my neck to the left of my adams apple. Could I have damaged the cartilage in my trachea or dislodged something? What should I do?
Asked On : Mon, 11 Nov 2013
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Welcome in H.C.M.

I have gone through your query regarding sharp pain near Adams apple on gentle palpation during swallowing. You are in doubt as you had damage thyroid cartilage.

Here I would like to tell you that you had palpated gently over thyroid region so no question arises for fracture of cartilage. I think most likely you are having some inflammation of pharynx and that is creating this pinching pain.

To confirm it a thorough examination of pharynx including endoscopy of throat is necessary to pin point the diagnosis.

I think your query is answered.

Answered: Thu, 26 Dec 2013
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