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Dr. Jonathan Lau
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Laryngoscopy (Overview)

The larynx or voice box can be examined by a mirror, rigid or flexible endoscope, or directly in the operating room with a laryngoscope.


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Laryngoscopy - how does it feel?

Laryngoscopy - how does it feel?

Awake or asleep: Assuming you're talking about the flexible laryngoscopy that's done in the office, it shouldn't be too uncomfortable. The doctor normally starst by giving you sprays to open and dull pain in the nose; sometimes we need to avoid one or the other depending on why you came in. Next, it should be inserted into the less congested nostril and advances painlessly. It's like having a big booger is all. ...Read more

Dr. Jonathan Lau
35 doctors shared insights

Laryngoscopy (Overview)

The larynx or voice box can be examined by a mirror, rigid or flexible endoscope, or directly in the operating room with a laryngoscope.


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What risks are involved with a laryngoscopy?

What risks are involved with a laryngoscopy?

Not much: For awake: nosebleed, discomfort, choking during, numbness of throat after for asleep under anesthesia: damage to lips/tongue/teeth, sore tongue, altered taste for <=6 weeks you should talk to the person who's offering this procedure to you so you understand it before you get it done. For the awake one, we do it so commonly that we don't sign a written consent in most hospitals/offices. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: laryngoscopy?

What is the definition or description of: laryngoscopy?

Exam of larynx : The larynx or voice box can be examined by a mirror, rigid or flexible endoscope, or directly in the operating room with a laryngoscope. ...Read more

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Will I get any medicine for pain when I go for the laryngoscopy?

May be some sedative: May be they will give some sedative to make comfortable. ...Read more

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Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the laryngoscopy?

Can drive: Most laryngoscopies are straightforward procedures performed in the doctor's office. Since sedation is usually not needed, most patients are free to drive as soon as the test is complete. If any doubt, it is best to check with your physician ahead if time. ...Read more

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Whats micro suspension laryngoscopy?

Whats micro suspension laryngoscopy?

Vocal cord surgery: This is an operation on your vocal cords via a specialized scope through your mouth. It is done with the aid of a microscope and specially designed micro instruments. ...Read more

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Laryngoscopy intubation--are you out for it?

Laryngoscopy intubation--are you out for it?

Usually: Usually you are "out" for this procedure or heavily sedated, depending on what is required to be done afterwards. ...Read more

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Are there a lot of risks in a laryngoscopy done in the office?

Probably not.: Every procedure has risks, however small. You should ask the doctor who is doing it for specific risk with this procedure. ...Read more

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What is the difference between laryngoscopy and endoscopy? Are they both doing the same thing? Do I have to be sedated for both?

What is the difference between laryngoscopy and endoscopy? Are they both doing the same thing? Do I have to be sedated for both?

See answer: The endoscopy is more in depth and goes farther down your GI tract, often requiring sedation. A npl (naso-pharyngeal laryngoscope) procedure is less invasive and can be done at times in the office of an ENT dr. With local sedation. An ENT dr. May be able to elaborate more than this. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What it's mean in flexible laryngoscopy test: "findings supraglottic hyper function, muscular tension dysphonia"?

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

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How long will i sound hoarse after micro suspension laryngoscopy ?

How long will i sound hoarse after micro suspension laryngoscopy ?

Depends: Depends on the extent of surgery and how you heal. You may immediately speak better if it is a large nodule or papilloma or may be hoarse for quite a while or permanently if they are removing a cancer. ...Read more

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I had a laryngoscopy and esophoscopy with biopsy 4 days ago and still don't have my voice back. Is this normal and when will my voice come back?

I had a laryngoscopy and esophoscopy with biopsy 4 days ago and still don't have my voice back. Is this normal and when will my voice come back?

Hoarseness: If the biopsy was done on your vocal cords, you'll be hoarse for a few weeks. Intubation for any surgery can cause hoarseness especially when it was difficult due to anatomical reasons. Check with your ENT doctor and he/she should be able to answer your questions. ...Read more

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What is more effective, laryngoscopy or endoscopy, to evaluate the larynx for voice changes ?

What is more effective, laryngoscopy or endoscopy, to evaluate the larynx for voice changes  ?

Laryngo -endo: Hi, a panendoscopy by an ENT which also includes a laryngoscopy is the first step in management and likely to give you the biggest bang for your buck. If that is negative then an endoscopy maybe considered but the chances of finding something causative is low. Please consult an ent. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What does it feels like to get a laryngoscopy? Im 18 and very sensitive. Do they numb me up? Also, i get bloody noses EASILY soo what should i expect?

What does it feels like to get a laryngoscopy? Im 18 and very sensitive. Do they numb me up? Also, i get bloody noses EASILY soo what should i expect?

Easy: An in office flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy is a simple well tolerated procedure. Some otolaryngologists use an anesthetic topical medication and topical decongestant prior to inserting this spaghetti like scope through the nose for visualization of the throat, including the pharynx and larynx (voice box). Everyone is different however, so some gagging may be expected. ...Read more

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