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What could be the cause of sudden dry pain in larynx and sounding like i've a cold when speaking, plus chesty cough, symptoms going on for weeks?
Voicebox: The larynx is the organ that houses the vocal cords. This provides speech, and protects the airway from aspirating food. There are other functions also, such as allowing increased pressure for weight lifting by partially closing the vocal cords, etc. ...Read more
Center, front: The larynx is the location of the voice and windpipe open and closure tissue. In males it is a prominent bump on the from of the middle of the neck. It is less prominent in females. Put your thumb and forefinger in the middle of the neck in a grasping position and hum and you will feel the vibration from the larynx. ...Read more
LPR: Laryngopharyngeal reflux (lpr) is a form of gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease) that causes collection of mucous in the back of the throat and frequent need to clear one's throat. Seek an anti-reflux diet and try taking an acid-suppressive remedy. If symptoms persist see your doc. Good luck! ...Read more
Thyroid Enlargement: Thyroid enlargement is called a goiter. It is often due to an iodine deficiency. Are you gaining weight? Are you extra tired? Does cold bother you? A goiter goes along with hypothyroidism. Has a doctor felt your thyroid to make sure you do not have nodules on your thyroid? I definitely recommend you see a good physician, have a physical exam, and get some laboratory tests. ...Read more
Get exam: by MD larynx and throid are different tissues, locales in neck ...Read more
Ask your doc: Hi. Your question doesn't really make sense. The larynx and thyroid are completely different things, so "larynx/thyroid getting bigger" is not meaningful. So why don't you see your doc, and see what exactly is getting bigger. Larynxs don't tend to get bigger, but thyroids certainly can. We can help you if we have to guess too much. Good luck. ...Read more
What is it called when someone loses their voice but there is no structural damage to the larynx or neuro basis?
Loosing voice: Psychogenic aphonia!Get a more detailed answer ›