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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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Laryngoscopy (Definition)

The larynx or voice box can be examined by a mirror, rigid or flexible endoscope, or directly in the operating ...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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What's micro suspension laryngoscopy?

What's 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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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

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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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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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Is it normal to have a sore and scratchy throat a day after a laryngoscopy?

Is it normal to have a sore and scratchy throat a day after a laryngoscopy?

Yes: Especiall if it's done under General endotracchial anesthesia. Eveb under local there is irritation. Warm salt water garggling helps ...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? I'm 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? I'm 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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I have been hoarse for a month now I went on week three to Ent and he performed laryngoscopy and said it was From reflux. Should I get a second opinio?

I have been hoarse for a month now I went on week three to Ent and he performed laryngoscopy and said it was From reflux. Should I get a second opinio?

Reflux laryngitis: If you have seen an ENT surgeon no need for a second opinion. Life style modification. Ideal weight Avoiding alcohol spicy food and smoking are important. May take Prilosec kind medicine for 2 months should clear it up ...Read more

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I whistle with exhalation. Had laryngoscopy, ultrasound, PFT, x rays. All normal. Doctors said I do it myself because of my OCD. How do I do it?

I whistle with exhalation. Had laryngoscopy, ultrasound, PFT, x rays. All normal. Doctors said I do it myself because of my OCD. How do I do it?

OCD can cause: Us to fixate on anything, even the sound of our breathing. Please see a mental health professional for treatment of your OCD. That way you will address the cause, not the symptom. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the cpt code for a patient with a benign tumor on the vocal cord (seen during laryngoscopy with operating microscope)?

What is the cpt code for a patient with a benign tumor on the vocal cord (seen during laryngoscopy with operating microscope)?

Vocal cord: CPT are procedure codes. ICD-10 are diagnosis codes. Type in name of lesion on Google and ICD cade will show up ...Read more

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Can an esopgageal ring cause symptoms in the throat even when not eating? Neck discomfort no sign of anything in throat had a laryngoscopy.

Can an esopgageal ring cause symptoms in the throat even when not eating? Neck discomfort no sign of anything in throat had a laryngoscopy.

Diagnosed before?: Have you been told you have a ring before? You may have symptoms with stricture or rings. It may not be seen on laryngoscopes if deeper into your esophagus. An Endoscope would see the whole length of your esophagus. As would an upper GI X-ray study. Follow with your gastroenterologist or surgeon. ...Read more

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Had an laryngoscopy done. Why does my throat still get sore?

Had an laryngoscopy done. Why does my throat still get sore?

Throat pain: Laryngoscopy is a procedure where a tube is placed in your throat. There is mild trauma to the tissue and there is a healing period after the procedure. It is likely you will have soreness for days to weeks. If you have difficulty swallowing or develop significant pain that over the counter pain relievers do not help with, you should call the provider to discuss. ...Read more

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Laryngoscopy due to recurrent rhinitis and chronic cough. Doc prescribed bethamethasone injection and rebaprasol (PPI) is it allergy or LPR? The 2?

Laryngoscopy due to recurrent rhinitis and chronic cough. Doc prescribed bethamethasone injection and rebaprasol (PPI) is it allergy or LPR? The 2?

Depends: Did he find evidence of laryngeal irritation at vocal cord? If yes, LPR is a good possibility. By the way cortisone injection is not usually indicated for your conditions. As for which of the 2 is causing your problem., it is hard to tell without knowing more details. If you have indeed responded to these two medications, the withdrawal of one or the other will help to establish the cause. ...Read more

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I have whistling when exhaling. Doctor said lungs sound clear and the whistling is heard over the neck. X rays, laryngoscopy, PFT all normal. Causes?

I have whistling when exhaling. Doctor said lungs sound clear and the whistling is heard over the neck. X rays, laryngoscopy, PFT all normal. Causes?

Throat tightening: First one needs to find out if you are tightening up your throat when you are breathing out and thus the whistle. When this happens next time, relax your lower jaw to see if the whistling disappears. Although the PFT was normal, was it obtained at the time you had the whistling? If not, then asthma must be considered as well given that asthma is often an intermittent disorder. ...Read more

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Have had reflux for 3-4 years, and have controlled diet and lifestyle for past year. Had Laryngoscopy about 7 months ago (which was negative). Is scope accurate? And how likely is it that I have developed cancerous lesions in the throat since then?

Have had reflux for 3-4 years, and have controlled diet and lifestyle for past year. Had Laryngoscopy about 7 months ago (which was negative). Is scope accurate? And how likely is it that I have developed cancerous lesions in the throat since then?

Must go deeper.: The area of the esophagus that would potentially house precancerous areas would not be visualized via laryngoscopy. You need to have an EGD with a GI doctor every two to three years to search for this "Barrett's esophagus". ...Read more

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If I had a laryngoscopy and endoscopy done, why does my throat still get sore?

If I had a laryngoscopy and endoscopy done, why does my throat still get sore?

Need a diagnosis: You mention two procedures that are diagnostic, yet they are usually not therapeutic. Unless a treatable diagnosis was established, you may not have completed any treatment. You need to verify the diagnosis and get treated. ...Read more