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What could be the cause of sudden dry pain in larynx and sounding like i've a cold when speaking, plus chesty cough, symptoms going on for weeks?
Raspy voice dry throat had it 3week no lumps in neck no sore throat feels like its near larynxs what could it be very worried thanks geoff ps i.am 65?
Voicebox: The larynx is the organ that houses the vocal cords. This provides speech, and protects the airway from aspirating food. There are other functions also, such as allowing increased pressure for weight lifting by partially closing the vocal cords, etc. ...Read more
Center, front: The larynx is the location of the voice and windpipe open and closure tissue. In males it is a prominent bump on the from of the middle of the neck. It is less prominent in females. Put your thumb and forefinger in the middle of the neck in a grasping position and hum and you will feel the vibration from the larynx. ...Read more
LPR: Laryngopharyngeal reflux (lpr) is a form of gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease) that causes collection of mucous in the back of the throat and frequent need to clear one's throat. Seek an anti-reflux diet and try taking an acid-suppressive remedy. If symptoms persist see your doc. Good luck! ...Read more
Due to some structure issues with my larynx, I have a very hard time getting intubated even with a scope. Is a med alert bracelet recommended?
Yes..good idea: Hopefully you won't need intubation again, but have a med alert is a great idea if having any significant illness such as yours. This allows/alerts the medics/docs/nurse to prepare/have adequate/appropriate equipment to intervene as rapidly as possible in case of emergency. Stay well... Best of luck.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a polyp on my larynx caused from a bad intubation. I will need to get it removed. Is this going to farther affect my singing?
Very likely: Surgery around the vocal cords has the potential for temporary or even occasionally permanent voice changes. You need to discuss this thoroughly with your surgeon and your anesthesiologist. Since you may have had a difficult intubation before, it is important to get the medical record describing your intubation so your surgeon and anesthesiologist can review. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would a dr ever treat a problem that was not "clinically relevant" but relevant to the patient? E.G. Larynx not lethal but important for a singer
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