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Dual Vocal Chords
No, but ....: Classic screamer's nodules or "singer's nodules" of the vocal cords do not obstruct the airway. On the other hand, infants and children can be infected with the hpv virus (usually during vaginal delivery), and this can cause respiratory papillomas of the vocal cords - these will grown slowly and, despite being a benign disease, can result in fatal airway obstruction. If concerned, see a doc! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It can: Reflux that penetrates above the upper esophageal sphincter mechanism can sometimes affect the upper airway including vocal cords. Symptoms can include throat pain and burning, difficulty swallowing and voice changes including hoarseness. Check with your doctor. A quick endoscopic examination can make this diagnosis. ...Read more
Is collapse of arytenoid into airway upon inhalation with strider/breathlessness in adult with normal vocal chord movement mechanical or functional?
Depends.: Good question. Depends why it is happening. If it is occurring due to muscle tension dysphonia (inappropriate use of muscles of voice production), it's functional and may improve with voice therapy by a Speech a Pathologist. Other causes such as swelling or trauma are not functional, though it is not common that they are referred to as mechanical. Be sure to follow up with your ENT on this issue, ...Read more
Can botox injected into your vocal cords under ga for abductor type dysphonia do longterm damage?
Depends: The biggest risk is from damage to the recurrent laryngeal nerve, which runs under the thyroid and controls the vocal cords. It depends on the patient's risk factors and the skill of the surgeon. However, despite that it can still occur as a transient injury in up to 5-8% of thyroid surgeries. It can also be permanent in up to 0.3-3% of thyroid surgeries. Being intubated can also contribute. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Globus sensation in throat and whistling with exhalation. Voice a little hoarse. Chest x rays okay. PFT good. Lungs sound clear. Possible causes?
Anxiety, GERD: Commend yourself for “Chest x rays okay, PFT good., Lungs sound clear” Globus is a feeling, as if you have a lump in your throat but there is no physical swallowing problem. It is due to or stress causing Anxiety, and may be associated with Acid Reflux from the stomach. whistling with exhalation is likely is due to mucus in Bronchi. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Therapy for stress, Relaxation ...Read more
Would vocal cord dysfunction lead to a positive methacholine test? Can the cords constrict like bronchial passages during the test if vcd is present?
What it's mean in flexible laryngoscopy test: "findings supraglottic hyper function, muscular tension dysphonia"?
Hoarse?: i think it is a fancy medical term for raspy voice,hoarsness . it means that your vocal cord are failing to close completely, because the hyperfunction muscle pulling them apart.it si something voice therapy can solved. be cereful until you have a better control there is slim chance of aspiration that could lead to repiratery problems ...Read more