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Hyoid Bone Losing Voice And Hard To Swallow
18, healthy, sudden pea size hard lump in the middle of neck. Tender to touch and sometimes hurts when swallowing. I had a cold recently. Hyoid bone?
Can't tell: The lump may be an enlarged lymph node from your cold or an infected cyst. If it does not improve after a week or becomes more painful or larger, better ask your doctor to take a look at it. ...Read more
Difficulty swallowing is complex. One could have decreased saliva which will make the food thick and viscous and harder to swallow. Food or liquids may be difficult to swallow and feel like they are getting "stuck" in the throat. One may also "choke" on liquids or foods during the swallow, before, or after the swallow depending on the problem ...Read more
How many days swallowing remain difficult after Sistrunk procedure and complete removal of hyoid bone?
Most patients recover after 1-2 weeks. However every patient is unique and every operation is unique. I would contact the Surgery team who performed the operation and discuss how you are feeling. Make sure you go for scheduled followup visits so the Surgeon can make sure there are no complications and that the wound is healing.
Good luck! ...Read more
What would cause ur throat to click/pop when u swallow? It feels/sounds like my hyoid bone is hitting something.
Clicking when swallowing. Could my hyoid bone be hitting my Thyroid Cartilage? Hyoid bone is very loose too. Causes pain.
This sounds: More like undiagnosed TMJ problem. Need to see a ENT specialist to really know for sure or oral surgeon. ...Read more
I have pain in left side of neck after yawning, swallowing or looking down. The pain is around thyroid or hyoid bone area. Possible cause?
Requires exam: You will need an examination and an ultrasound of your neck and thyroid. ...Read more
My husband has a broken hyoid bone and he is now having pains in the lower part of his throat and loosing his voice what should he do and what can be?
See your doctor: Broken hyoid bone and lose of voice demands seeing your doctor, or better yet and ear nose and throat specialist. The issue not suitable for this forum. ...Read more
Are there exercises to help loose hyoid bone & clicking when swallow spit symptoms? Or leave it alone? Its discomfort. My ENT said Ibupro & wait. :- (
I have a clicking feeling/sound when swallowing to the right of my hyoid bone when it reaches the top of the throat when swallowing. Healthy 25 yo?
Well: Was there any injury to your throat or Nick? . This is probably harmless if there's no pain and no injury. For specific diagnosis and treatment see a ear nose and throat doctor ...Read more
Movable, nontender, firm mass (1cm)above hyoid bone in neck. Have several others in neck same size but the others are fixed. Early 20s?
Tough to say: They sound like lymph nodes, and if they've been there a Lon time, may be normal for you. They could also represent some sort of inflammatory, infectious, or neoplastic process. Too complex to say for sure, but you primary care could give you a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Hello doc! I have little pain in left side throat. Had consulted GP. He said tonsil were swollen. I'm feeling hard lump near hyoid bone. Am scared : (?
Relax: Its probably a lymph node, and should go down when the infection goes away. Follow with your doctor. ...Read more
See ENT: That a bit of a very specific and open question, please discuss with an ENT/ Otolaryngologist doctor - your specific problem and surgical history will be very important in the response ...Read more
Parathyroid glands: Hyoid bone is located close to thyrod and para-thyroid glands. Surgical procedures in this area carry great risk of removing the para-thyroid glands which results in parathyroid insufficiency. ...Read more
Yes: Some cancers in the area are removed completely by radical excision including hyoid, strap, muscles, partial, trachea etc. ...Read more
It is an uncommon: Fracture, but yes, if someone tried to strangle you with sufficient force, it could fracture the hyoid. ...Read more
Parathyroid glands r: Operative procedures in the area of hyoid bone carries great risk because of proximity to the parathyroid glands. Removal of parathyroid glands results in parathyroid hormone deficiency. ...Read more
Is it okay for your Hyoid Bone to hurt? For a few days I'm pressing on the spot and it hurts. Should I be alarmed?
Get it checked: Get it checked. You could have something as simple as a strained muscle, or a beginning infection. ...Read more
But you can strain the muscles around the bone leading to a painful neck!
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more
Sometimes surgery: Most cases do not require surgery. Most cases are treated with conservative management, rest/observation, diet changes, and analgesia, some cases require tracheotomy. Only 10% require surgery. Observed for 48-72 hours after trauma, may develop rapid bleeding, swelling, discolorationa, ecchymosis and spasm resulting in life threatening event. Usual outcome from fractured hyoid bone is good. ...Read more
Writing story-for damaged hyoid bone (character was choked), what would notes read on patient's chart? +what would be done for patient?
Book: One scenario, . The pt suffered a traumatic injury tot he hyoid bone after an attempted choking incident. The pt continues to have pain swallowing and talking. It is recommended he continue to be followed by the ENT service and he is on a soft liquid diet. He has been instructed to not speak, and rest his voice in an attempt to let the bone heal." do I get my name in the introduction? ...Read more
Ossicular chain: The middle ear is an air-filled space inside the temporal bone, which is part of the skull. The ossicles (malleus, incus, and stapes) are suspended in the middle ear space by tiny ligaments and 2 small muscle tendons. They are connected to one another by tiny joints. The malleus interfaces with the eardrum, and the stapes with the inner ear via the oval window. The incus connects malleus to stapes ...Read more
Hyoid: Why would you have your hyoid removed? What is the condition for which you are being treated? Yes, you can survive with partial or complete hyoid resection with proper preservation or reconstruction of the pharynx as your airway would be unstable. ...Read more
May be normal: With person of tall stature, long neck, the hyoid bone could be prominent and may move. It is variation in the norm and should not be cause for concern. ...Read more
During a Sistrunk procedure, my son have removed whole hyoid bone and not only a portion if it. Why?
Sistrunk Surgery: In most cases, the mid portion of the hyoid bone is removed because the tract of the cyst wraps around this part. If its not removed, the recurrence rates of the cyst are very high. In some cases, more of the bone may have to be removed depending on how large the cyst is or what the intra operative findings demand for example, if more hyoid may need to be resected to ensure complete cyst removal. ...Read more
Is it normal or always pathological to feel submental lymphnodes? I can feel 2 slightly anterior to the hyoid bone, both of them are around1cm, painless
Neck lymphnodes: In a thin body lymph nodes may be palpable. If there more than one region glands are enlarged then a blood count and a physician visit will be advisable ...Read more
Someone please help me convince my husband to see a dr. And that its not his time to go. His hyoid bone free floats moves side to side.?
Tale of the hyoid: If not for yourself, do it for your wife. You have to show her that you care. When you don't care for yourself, your loved ones may perceive as you not caring for them either. Not so much about the floating hyoid bone, unless painful or causing speech or eating problems than go see ent. Hope this convinces him! ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with hyoid bone syndrome possibly from tmj. Nsaids don't work anymore. Chiropractor helped a little. What else can I try?
Unusual: I don't know pf any well refereed research that shows tmy as being causative of hyoid bone syndrome. Please see an ent. ...Read more
My 9 month old grandson was confirmed with a thyroglossal duct cyst. Has to have surgery to remove it and the hyoid bone will his speach be effected?
Depends: Should not, but depends on severity. As his docs. ...Read more
10 mm lymph node on neck between hyoid bone and thyroid bed with non specific appearance on ultra sound test. What that mean, do I need to worry.
After touching and pushing on my hyoid bone it feels like I have a massive lump in my throat is this normal or have I caused damage?
My thyrohyoid membrane (between hyoid bone and thyroid cartilage) hurts a lot when it is touched, like a sore pain. Could this be serious?
Pain: Any medical problem can result in pain. If you have not done so yet please see your doctor. If she/he has evaluated you and found no issue ask for a referral to a head and neck doctor. They too might not find something but you need to try. ...Read more
Clicking when swallowing and hyoid bone is very loose. After bad cough. Very discomfort. ENT said to take ibuprofen. Is there any exercises I can do?
Coughing pain: Find out why you are coughing. It's related to hard coughing. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my thyrohyoid membrane (between hyoid bone and thyroid cartilage) hurts a lot when it is touched, like a sore pain. Is this normal?
There are things that can occur there like thyroglossal duct cysts, dermoid cysts, lymph nodes,
and other things to name a few. Maybe you can't feel something small that is developing but basically you should see an ENT for a thorough check. ...Read more
Does neck pain cause terrible throat pain or is it likely throat could cause neck pain. Any connecting causes, thyroid, hyoid bone, tonsils??
I have two bone hard lumps on either side of my trachea below the hyoid. Higher than thyroid. Dr thinks spinal bones/spurs. Could it be so anterior?
I am writing a book and one of my characters lost her voice due to an accident where her hyoid was broken and severed her vocal chords. Possible?
Hoarse voice. Numbness in neck. Hard to swallow or speak. Hypog related? Bg 95 b4 eating dinner. Bg 156, 40 min later. How? I'm supposed to be hypog
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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