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Doctor insights on: Hypothyroidism Vocal Cord Polyps

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Are vocal cord polyps reversible?

Are vocal cord polyps reversible?

They can shrink: Often times the best coure of action is to have the polyp removed (and biopsied for presence of cancer cells-as benign polyps can convert to malignant tumors) check with an experienced otolaryngolgist (ent). ...Read more

Vocal Cord (Definition)

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


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What are vocal cord polyps?

What are vocal cord polyps?

Growth in voice box: Vocal cord polyps are benign lesions that can occur either one or both sides of voice box. ...Read more

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Can vocal cord nodules or polyps hurt?

Can vocal cord nodules or polyps hurt?

Not usually: Vocal fold nodules or polyps usually arise from voice abuse or voice misuse. They are rarely painful. ...Read more

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An xray shows that I havr polyps on my vocal cord, what other than throat cancet could iy be?

An xray shows that I havr polyps on my vocal cord, what other than throat cancet could iy be?

Polyps: See an ear, nose and throat doctor to actually look at your vocal cords, it is very difficult to diagnose this with an xray. You can get benign polyps, warty growths and nodules for a variety of reasons. Please go to have it diagnosed completely, they can do any biopsies needed also. ...Read more

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Does ostio arthritis, diverticulitis , connective tissue disease, hypothyroidism , early menopause, uterus polyp, asthma collectively mean anything ?

Does ostio arthritis, diverticulitis , connective tissue disease, hypothyroidism , early menopause, uterus polyp, asthma collectively mean anything ?

Yes different diseas: Different diseases can co-exist, I am not aware of a syndrome encompassing all those, a rheumatologist and an allergist/immunologist can definitely help, goodluck, . ...Read more

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I was vomiting for several hours with the flu a few days later i developed tonsils plus the ENT found a polyp on my vocal cords what can I expect?

I was vomiting for several hours  with the flu a few days later i developed tonsils plus the ENT found a polyp on my vocal cords what can I expect?

Flu: Firstly you have to get through the flu, then the enlarged tonsil will have to be evaluated to make sure its no a bacterial infection there, lastly the vocal cord polyp needs evaluation to make sure its not a pre-cancer. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause sinus issues and neck pain?

Can hypothyroidism cause sinus issues and neck pain?

Not normally: However, hypothyroidism can lead to a lower threshold for pain as well as myofacial issues, so it can cause some long term neck pain. Safest to have it assessed with a physical exam. ...Read more

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Polyp (Definition)

A polyp may occur anyplace on the body, but is most commonly seen in the colon when a colonscopy exam is done. It is a bump or protrusion from the lining of the GI tract and colon, which can can be benign or turn ...Read more


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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more