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Can Lupus Cause Your Vocal Cord To Swell
Vein: People with lupus are more prone to clots. Sometimes you can get a clot in the vein the IV was placed in. If it is a superficial clot then it can be treated with warm compresses. You need to have it looked at though to assure it isn't an infection and that there isn't a clot in a deeper vein in the arm. ...Read more
The vocal cord is a short (about 1cm long) band of tissue in the larynx (aka "voice box"). It is paired, so everyone has 2, and they are located just below the "adam's apple." when you breathe, they are separated from each other. When you speak, they come together while your lungs push air (like a bellows or bagpipe) past them, and they vibrate, like a reed ...Read more
Can UCTD with elements of lupus/sjogrens cause chronic post nasal drip leading to vocal chord dysfunction?
?: Low complement levels can result from auto-immune activity and consumption, angioedema can co-exist with auto-immune disorders, hereditary angioedema though is different, here only C4 is low, and not necessarily accompanied by an auto-immune disorder, kindly see a rheumatologist/allergist for evaluation, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, wish you wellness ...Read more
Yes: Hi. The recurrent laryngeal nerves (RLN) run right by the thyroid on their way to the voice box. Sometimes a RLN has to be sacrificed doing thyroid cancer surgery; more often a surgeon with no business operating in that part of the body hits one (or both). Since you had a thyroidectomy, may I guess it was for cancer? Was the cancer outside the thyroid capsule? Good luck! ...Read more
I was recently diagnosed with vocal cord dysfunction. Is there something that causes this or is it hereditary?
No known cause: Very little is known about vcd. It can cause some very distressing airway symptoms. There is no known cause and no known hereditary connection. ...Read more
Tobacco is poison: To everything it comes into contact with, including the vocal cords. It can cause irritation and inflammation, and over time can even cause nodules (tumors ) to develop on the cord, as well as vocal cord cancer. If you have wheezing already, continuing tobacco is going to make it worse. Please quit before more damage is done. ...Read more
What could cause involuntary vocal cord vibration when lying down? For the past few weeks as i try to go to sleep my vocal cords will start making noise-it is not a snore or a wheeze, just a moan noise. This had never happened to me before and i'm wonderi
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Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more
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