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Constant feeling in my throat Raspy voice . What are the causes of slightly hoarse voice ?Throat fullness ?

Constant feeling in my throat Raspy voice . What are the causes of slightly hoarse voice ?Throat fullness ?

R/O TONSILITIS: LATYNGITIS and recurrent sore throats can cause tonsillitis . You need to be examined and have a throat culture. If that is negative then blood work needs to be done to evaluate for other issues, especially H. pylori. It is the ulcer causing bacteria that can cause halitosis//Gerd as well as laryngitis.. Make sure to brush and floss teeth 3x/dy. Also use a specially designed tongue scraper ...Read more

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Hoarse Voice (Definition)

Hoarseness is having difficulty producing sound when trying to speak, or a change in the pitch or quality of the voice. The voice may sound weak, very breathy, scratchy, or husky. Hoarseness is usually caused by a problem in the vocal cords. Most cases of hoarseness occur with swelling (inflammation) ...Read more


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Does strep throat cause hoarseness or loss of voice?

Does strep throat cause hoarseness or loss of voice?

Occasionally: Sometimes if the tonsils are very swollen and infected the patient can get what is known as the "hot potato voice". It means that their speech is muffled and distorted. In which case they may actually have an abcess of the tonsil. In my experience most people with strep just have a normal voice, but with a sore throat. Hoarseness is more common with croup and laryngitis. ...Read more

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What causes sore throats and voice loss?

What causes sore throats and voice loss?

Viral infection: Voice loss (laryngitis) is almost always viral. You can use warm salt water gargles and ibuprofen. If it lasts more than 2 weeks, you may need to see an ENT doctor to have your vocal chords checked. ...Read more

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What causes hoarseness in your voice?

What causes hoarseness in your voice?

Many things: The vocal cords have an ideal structure and consistency. For an ideal voice the edges of the cords require nice healthy tissue that moves well when air passes between the closed cords. Anything that effects the cords or airflow through them can cause hoarseness. If you abuse your voice by screaming you can get swellings on the edges, if you have reflux the cords can swell. Colds can cause swelling. ...Read more

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Hoarseness of voice from 5 months?

Hoarseness of voice from 5 months?

Consult doctor: Hoarseness of voice for months needs history , examination and investigations , please consult with General practitioner or an Ear, nose and throat surgeon. ...Read more

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Is a hoarse voice a symptom of strep throat or laryngitis?

Is a hoarse voice a symptom of strep throat or laryngitis?

Laryngitis: Acute laryngitis sx are hoarse voice, cough, sore throat and other URI sx.Strep throat has headache, sore throat with exudate, bodyaches , fever, chills and no hoarse voice. ...Read more

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What causes difficulty swallowing and voice problems?

What causes difficulty swallowing and voice problems?

Maybe vocal cords: This is a broad question but the vocal cords would be the first thing i would look at. If one has vocal cord (vc) paralysis or a vc lesion, this can cause hoarseness. With vc paralysis, swallowing may be difficult due to choking or loss of sensation in the larynx. A vc lesion may give a sense of difficult swallowing as well. An ENT can look at your larynx and proceed w/ the next step. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic laryngitis and choking sensation in throat.?

What are the causes of chronic laryngitis and choking sensation in throat.?

Most likely reflux: Most likely cause is acid reflux even if there is no heartburn. Only 1/3 of people with reflux have heartburn. Consider avoiding caffeine, alcohol, acidic or spicy foods, smoking, eating less than 4 hrs before sleep, sleeping with the the head higher than the heart, and antacids. Could also be throat tumor so consider ENT evaluation if symptoms present longer then 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hoarseness of voice after thyroidectomy?

Shortly after ...: Hoarseness can occur from irritation caused by the endotracheal tube placed between you vocal cords into your wind pipe to breath for you while under anesthesia. Another less common cause is a weakness or paralysis of a vocal cord due to injury to a nerve that is used to close your vocal cords together for speaking, coughing and swallowing. This can be a temporary or permanent problem.See your ent. ...Read more

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Throat problems including mucus, occasional hoarse voice & swallowing difficulty, throat clearing, stuffy nose, on&off, for the past 2 months.What is it?

Throat problems including mucus, occasional hoarse voice & swallowing difficulty, throat clearing, stuffy nose, on&off, for the past 2 months.What is it?

Allergies and GERD: There are several conditions that can cause similar symptoms; allergies with postnasal drip, acid reflux or heartburn affecting the throat, viral uris or other bacterial infections. Since it had been present for 2 months, i would recommend evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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Can smoking cause a hoarse voice?

Dysphonia: Yes, absolutely. It will cause vocal cord irritation and swelling as well as trauma due to cough and most importantly, will significantly increase your risk for laryngeal cancer. ...Read more

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Is total loss of voice a symptom of tonsillitis?

Is total loss of voice a symptom of tonsillitis?

Generally no: Tonsillitis refers to inflammation of the tonsils. Losing your voice is laryngitis. If you have an upper respiratory infection caused by a virus, it could be affecting the entire upper respiratory tract and you could have laryngitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, and sinusitis to name a few. ...Read more

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What coud cause a hoarse voice but no pain in the throat?

Several: Laryngitis (inflammation of the vocal cords) from a cough or vocal "overuse", acid reflux to the voice box, vocal cord nodules or polyps are common causes. If voice rest does not help this within a week or so, or if you are a smoker, you should get this checked to make sure it is nothing more serious. Sometimes voice box cancers can cause hoarseness without associated pain. ...Read more

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What causes a throat irritation and raspiness in throar?

What causes a throat irritation and raspiness in throar?

Throat irritation: This could be many things but two of the more common causes are allergies and reflux. It can also be an infection. You will need a more thorough evaluation by a medical provider. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can throat thrush cause hoarseness in your voice?

Can throat thrush cause hoarseness in your voice?

Yes.: Thrush is caused by a fungal infection, usually candidia sp.., it can spread down your pharynx, and even reach your larynx, which could cause hoarseness if it is affected. Treatment is available (antifungals), see your physician, and get it treated. ...Read more

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Can smoking cause a hoarse voice?

Dysphonia: Yes, absolutely. It will cause vocal cord irritation and swelling as well as trauma due to cough and most importantly, will significantly increase your risk for laryngeal cancer. ...Read more

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Could pleurisy cause a hoarse voice?

Could pleurisy cause a hoarse voice?

Depends on cause.: If pleurisy is fron an infection then yes. If from just some inflammatroy cause to the lung pleura then usually not. Need to see your doctor if voice is not better. There could be issues on the vocal cords. ...Read more

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What coud cause a hoarse voice but no pain in the throat?

Several: Laryngitis (inflammation of the vocal cords) from a cough or vocal "overuse", acid reflux to the voice box, vocal cord nodules or polyps are common causes. If voice rest does not help this within a week or so, or if you are a smoker, you should get this checked to make sure it is nothing more serious. Sometimes voice box cancers can cause hoarseness without associated pain. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause slight hoarse voice?

Post nasal drip: Yes. If you have allergies, remember to take your medications. Saline nasal spray can be very helpful to thin mucus, making it more easy to move down the throat and decreasing throat clearing. Rest your voice while it is hoarse to reduce vocal strain. ...Read more

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What would cause brief hoarse voice and scratchy throat? It lasts for maybe 30 seconds then goes away,starts as a tickle under tonsil it feels like

What would cause brief hoarse voice and scratchy throat? It lasts for maybe 30 seconds then goes away,starts as a tickle under tonsil it feels like

Could be reflux...: Since it doesn't sound like you are sick, and allergy symptoms would last longer, I wonder if you are having gastro-esophageal reflux. When a little bit of the highly acidic liquid from your stomach sloshes up into the esophagus, it can actually cause hoarseness, spasm of the voice box, cough and wheezing. Check with your doctor. LGromko MD ...Read more

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What can be the cause of hoarseness/ voice change and light sore throat sensation that come and go for few weeks?

What can be the cause of hoarseness/ voice change and light sore throat sensation that come and go for few weeks?

Varies: Varies. From voice strain, to allergy, to more serious problems. See ENT doc for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hoarseness of voice after thyroidectomy?

Shortly after ...: Hoarseness can occur from irritation caused by the endotracheal tube placed between you vocal cords into your wind pipe to breath for you while under anesthesia. Another less common cause is a weakness or paralysis of a vocal cord due to injury to a nerve that is used to close your vocal cords together for speaking, coughing and swallowing. This can be a temporary or permanent problem.See your ent. ...Read more

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Can sleeping habits.Cause hoarse voice?

Can sleeping habits.Cause hoarse voice?

Yes: Snoring and sleep apnea can cause a horse voice, especially in the morning. ...Read more

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Constant feeling in my throat Raspy voice . What are the causes of slightly hoarse voice ?Throat fullness ?

R/O TONSILITIS: LATYNGITIS and recurrent sore throats can cause tonsillitis . You need to be examined and have a throat culture. If that is negative then blood work needs to be done to evaluate for other issues, especially H. pylori. It is the ulcer causing bacteria that can cause halitosis//Gerd as well as laryngitis.. Make sure to brush and floss teeth 3x/dy. Also use a specially designed tongue scraper ...Read more

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What causes hoarseness in your voice?

Many things: The vocal cords have an ideal structure and consistency. For an ideal voice the edges of the cords require nice healthy tissue that moves well when air passes between the closed cords. Anything that effects the cords or airflow through them can cause hoarseness. If you abuse your voice by screaming you can get swellings on the edges, if you have reflux the cords can swell. Colds can cause swelling. ...Read more

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Can throat thrush cause hoarseness in your voice?

Yes.: Thrush is caused by a fungal infection, usually candidia sp.., it can spread down your pharynx, and even reach your larynx, which could cause hoarseness if it is affected. Treatment is available (antifungals), see your physician, and get it treated. ...Read more

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Can earwax causing a blocked ear cause a hoarse or slight voice change?

No: The wax in your ear canal will not alter your voice. Your own perception of your voice can change with ear wax blocking your ear as this amplifies the internal sounds. The voice you hear normally is through the reasonance of your skull. That is why it sounds different to you than when you hear it on a recording. The wax can alter this reasonance for your own perception of your voice. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause voice hoarseness and a tight feeling in my throat when im swallowing food? My family has a history of gerd.

Maybe: It can certainly cause hoarse voice, but of those seeking relief if respiratory symptoms with anti reflux procedures only have about a 60-70% chance if success. The tight feeling you have in your throat is even less clear as to the cause, but its not dangerous. ...Read more