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Laryngitis After Thyroidectomy
It can: The risk of nerve injury with surgery should be about 1%. If it happens, 50% can recover. The recurrent laryngeal nerve controls the voice and damage can cause severe hoarseness and weak voice. Superior laryngeal nerve damage can cause loss of pitch. The overwhelming majority of people have no problem, some have mild weakness that returns, and very few have permanent damage. Chances are good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: If the recurrent larnyngeal nerve or the superior laryngeal nerve (nerves that control your vocal cords for voice) was stretched, bruised, or mildly injured (not cut), then recovery can take weeks to months. If the nerve was cut, regardless of the reason, hoarseness may be permanent but there exceptions to this. You should see your surgeon regularly during this period. ...Read more
Depend on how long s: Voice changes expected following any surgical procedure, requiring general anesthesia ? this usually result from throat and laryngeal irritation from anesthesia tube (endotracheal tube), usually transient and last few days. In regard to thyroid surgery, specifically there is always risk of laryngeal nerve injury, which result in voice changes, this can be permanent or temporary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need path results.: Start it ASAP after surgery, as long as you won't have post-op radioiodine therapy (RAI) used for some thyroid cancers-- in which case start AFTER RAI. Usually you don't know if you need RAI for sure until final pathology results come in about a week post-op. Some surgeons start Synthroid (thyroxine) right after surgery and stop if path determines need for RAI. Others will wait for path first, then ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After thyrodectomy i had left rln injury, with hoarseness of voice, it is gone after 4 months. Now I have sob, any suggestion ?
Diagnosed with bronchitis 3 weeks ago, then bronchial restriction and laryngitis 1 week ago. Still hoarse. How long should I rest my voice (teacher)?
Bronchospasm...: As an episode of bronchitis resolves, you can develop bronchospasm which can account for at least some of your symptoms. Bronchodilator and steroid inhalers may be needed to help these symptoms resolve. It will likely take at least a few days for the hoarseness to resolve. See your doctor for a prescription for the inhalers. ...Read more
I had a 3 hour rotator cuff surgery 3.5 weeks ago. My voice has been hoarse and raspy since intubation. When will my voice return to normal?
Soon: You had surgery with general anesthesia. Your voice is hoarse because of endotracheal intubation. It can take 3-4 weeks to return to normal but could be longer if you smoke or don't rest it enough. Remember the tube sat on your vocal cords during the entire surgery. If you are still bringing up mucus, have fevers, or notice wheezing call your regular doctors office. Be well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2-3 weeks: Hematomas are collections of blood. They initially coagulate then liquefy after 1-2 weeks. After they liquefy your body will resorb them or you can have them drained. ...Read more
Ideas on soreness/bruises after benign thyroid cyst fna lasting wks; months later voice deeper; 1yr later throat aches/speech hurts. Ent said lpr.?
GERD: Gerd and lpr are essentially synonyms and certainly can be the cause. The ENT doctor should have also evaluated the possibility of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury, either from biopsy or possibly from autoimmune related hypothyroidism. Start with your internist to evaluate these possibilities. ...Read more
Still hiccuping after eating 3 months post-nissen fundoplication. Is this permanent? Otherwise, surgery was complete success.
Hiccups post Nissen: This is likely related to ingesting air. Many reflux patients swallow air. This behavior must be "unlearned". It often resolves with time but takes months. Delayed gastric emptying is also possible. Try simethicone to see if it improves symptoms. Also avoid carbonation, gum, straws, raw veggies, and crunchy foods as these all increase gastric air swallowing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No short answer: Ptc treatment depends on age, gender, uni or multifocal, affected nodes, and other factors. If only one site, no nodes, <2cm, between 18-45 yrs old, female then surgery alone with ultrasound and blood testing followup sufficient. Multifocal, male, >2cm, <18, >45, extension outside thyroid, positive nodes, tall cell variant then postop radioactive iodine. Consult with endocrine who manages ptc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post nasal drip after uri. Lasts for 20 days. Only during winter. Coughs every 3 min. Following tests negative asthma, allergy, bronchoscopy, laryngoscopy. Currently treated for gerd. 13 yr old?
Postnatal drip.: Following viral upper respiratory infections, it is not uncommon to have cough for 3 weeks. The lining of the respiratory tract has the blanket of very tiny hairs called cilia. The cilia gets destroyed during viral infections. Takes about three weeks for new cilia to be formed. Cilia is involved in getting the mucus out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Total thyroid removal 1/2015 . Slight raspy voice like when you wake up in AM. Also clearing throat with claret mucaus. How long raspy voice last?
Who knows: Time will tell. This is not a rare sequelae after that surgery. Keep you post operative appointments ...Read more
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