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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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Can hypothyroidism cause a swollen neck?

Can hypothyroidism cause a swollen neck?

Yes: If there is a goiter due to subacute or chronic thyroiditis you can develop a goiter - a fancy name for big thyroid. However, a "swollen neck" may not be due to a goiter. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroid, my neck swelled up and now its gone (burst? Felt like fluid running down neck) so weak now, what should I do?

I have hypothyroid, my neck swelled up and now its gone (burst? Felt like fluid running down neck) so weak now, what should I do?

See your doctor: No way to definitively help without feeling or looking at the neck. At the very least, you need blood test to see what your thyroid level is. A thyroid cyst can be reabsorbed by the body slowly. It does not "burst". ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with addisons. But my neck swells and hurts and glands swell also. Does this go along with this? I do have hypothyroid .

I was diagnosed with addisons.  But my neck swells and hurts and glands swell also.  Does this go along with this?  I do have hypothyroid .

Possible.: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/124183-overview "polyglandular autoimmune (pga) syndromes (otherwise known as polyglandular failure syndromes) are constellations of multiple endocrine gland insufficiencies. Other descriptive terminologies, such as autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome (aps), also are used in the literature." need to be followed closely by your doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen thyroid- been on meds 6 months now my neck looks swollen. Hypothyroidism. Should i go back to doctors ?

Swollen thyroid- been on meds 6 months now my neck looks swollen. Hypothyroidism. Should i go back to doctors ?

Goiter : Thyroid conditions can lead to goiter, commonly referred to by patient's as "neck looks swollen". Medical treatment of the condition should help shrink the goiter. If the goiter persists or returns after initiating treatment, it requires further evaluation by the doctor. ...Read more

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Can someone who is hypothyroidism also have Cushing syndrome? Since I have fatty deposits in the face, midsection, and fat back of the neck?

Can someone who is hypothyroidism also have Cushing syndrome? Since I have fatty deposits in the face, midsection, and fat back of the neck?

Cushing: Yes. If Cushing syndrome is caused by excess ACTH secretion from the pituitary gland, the pituitary tumor can compress TSH secreting cells nearby, causing hypothyroidism. Generally a pituitary MRI is done, and a dexamethasone suppression test to differentiate between various causes of Cushing's symptoms. See an endocrine specialist. ...Read more

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I have had an MRI done due to a car accident and I have a slight bulging disc in my neck area. I have been experiencing symptoms of hypothyroidism. al?

I have had an MRI done due to a car accident and I have a slight bulging disc in my neck area. I have been experiencing symptoms of hypothyroidism. al?

Unclear question.: If your question is whether the bulging disk in the neck is related to thyroid disease, the answer is ("an almost") NO. It is VERY UNLIKELY. Thyroid disease can cause neurologic symptoms, but not the other way around. If you've not had neurologic symptoms prior or after the car accident, the bulging disk may be incidental (a "red herring"). 50% of humans have bulging disks with no neurologic probl ...Read more

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I have hypothyroid & anxiety. My neck often feels tight, like i need to stretch it out or cough. Ultrasound 2x and no nodules. Could be stress?

I have hypothyroid & anxiety. My neck often feels tight, like i need to stretch it out or cough. Ultrasound 2x and no nodules. Could be stress?

Different people : Take out their anxiety on different parts of the body. Common figures of speech reflect this tendency, i.e., "it's a pains in the neck, " "i need this like a hole in the head." you may take things out on your neck. In therapy it is a good idea to learn to relax and pay special attention to the part of the body that you tend to focus anxiety on. ...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