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Singing a lot recently. Throat is sore but feels like a muscular pain. No voice loss, feeling fine. Pain is 1-2 below voice box area? Should I worry?

Singing a lot recently. Throat is sore but feels like a muscular pain. No voice loss, feeling fine. Pain is 1-2 below voice box area? Should I worry?

Throat discomfort: There are ENT specialists who deal primarily with singing related issues, and have become well known for their expertise in this area. Consult with one of these to be evaluated and have this question addressed accurately. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I need more info on a trac the thing on the voice box?

I need more info on a trac the thing on the voice box?

Tracheostomy: During an episode of acute respiratory failure, a patient is generally ventilated through an endotracheal tube. Switching to a tracheostomy tube is often considered when the need for mechanical ventilation is expected to be prolonged. One immediate benefit of tracheostomy is patient comfort. One complication is obstruction, although this depends somewhat on the clinician performing the procedure. ...Read more

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Does your voice box grow during. Your growth spurt?

Does your voice box grow during. Your growth spurt?

Yes it does: And that's why you start having voice changes. ...Read more

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My brother is going through a growth spurt now....Is his voice box growing too?

Voice: Although the voice box may grow some, the deepening of the voice is more from thickening of the vocal cords. This is probably happening as he goes through puberty, although the actual change in the voice can occur rather quickly. ...Read more

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Why is my voice box keep breaking it's like being a teen again can you help...thanks?

Laryngitis?: Did you have a recent cold? Is this only a few days or is this happening for a while? If chronic then see ENT, you may need to have visualization of the vocal cords to make sure there is no anatomical abnormality (growth, blood vessel etc) causing the issue ...Read more

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What could cause my vocal cords n voice box to be swollen real bad n infected?

What could cause my vocal cords n voice box to be swollen real bad n infected?

Not many things: If you are truly infected it must be with an organism of low pathogenicity. Tuberculosis, fungal infection, cytomegalovirus come to mind. But all this is unlikely. If your vocal cords are swollen for 6 months you should see an ENT doctor asap. ...Read more

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What could cause bleeding from the stoma site on neck following a voice box removal 7 months ago?

What could cause bleeding from the stoma site on neck following a voice box removal 7 months ago?

See below: The most common cause would be dryness and irritation from using a suction catheter. Other things can be granulation tissue if there is a tube in the stoma. More serious causes could be from the lungs or from a major or minor blood vessel. ...Read more

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Can muscles in front of voice box be tight?

Can muscles in front of voice box be tight?

Rather a lot of: Possibilites. Cannot say in your particular case without an examination. Swelling INSIDE can do this. Nodes, throat infection, big thyroid. Then... muscle spasms, even an outpouching of the muscles lining the esophagus. (zenkers' diverticula). ...Read more

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What is the clicking of my voice box when swallowing? Is this bad?

What is the clicking of my voice box when swallowing? Is this bad?

Sometimes normal: During a swallow, the voice box is elevated by muscles in the neck in order to protect from aspiration and allow passage of the food or liquid bolus into the esophagus. Sometimes during these movements the ligaments or attachments or cartilages themselves can make clicking or popping sounds. Without symptoms of pain, there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What causes my vocal chords and voice box to be swollen and infected and you have laryngitis for 6 months?

What causes my vocal chords and voice box to be swollen and infected and you have laryngitis for 6 months?

Voice abuse: I have to ask how you would know that your vocal folds are are swollen and infected? Only a laryngologist would be able to tell you. If you have not had a direct look at the vocal folds by a specialist, you could not know that you have laryngitis. Moreover, a viral infection of the vocal folds would never last for 6 months. The likely cause of hoarseness of that duration would be voice abuse. ...Read more

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Hi my friend was born with a cyst in her voice box which makes it impossible for her to speak. Is there any way she can get her voice back?

Hard to comment: These issues require a specialty evaluation with an ear/nose and throat specialist. It is usually done under anesthesia but might be done in a chair with specialized equipment. Treatment & outcome depend on what is found and whether any procedure would restore vocal cord function. ...Read more

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My Husband is experiencing neck lump or bulge. It came on suddenly 1 week prior to a cold in front of voice box. Lump is hard and oriented slighty above voicebox in middle of neck.

Likely lymph node: Most likely a lymph node, which is enlarged because of the cold (viral infection). If it persists more than a few weeks, new areas appear, or it enlarges get it checked out by a doctor. There are more serious diseases which can cause lymph node enlargement. ...Read more

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Feels like I am being strangled. Feeling this way for 2 yearstoday actual voice box feels sore to the touch. Doc says reflux, spasms, no test were done?

Rule out...: Relapsing polychondritis, first and foremost. This always gets missed. Wegener's granulomatosis is another entity that's likely to go undetected that can present this way. There are a host of others. A trip to an otolaryngologist is in order. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My throat or voice box (may be) but the throat is paining? What remedies should I take to heal it

Multiple relief: I would advise the following: warm water gargles, zinc losenges (Cold Eze or Zicam), dark brown honey, tea and honey, Tylenol (acetaminophen) as need and you can melt down zinc losenges in WARM water and use as a gargle.- try these methods and you swhould get some relief. ...Read more

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Help! Need to know if there's any other reason for a laryngectomy (removal of the larynx, or voice box) besides smoking cigarettes?

Help! Need to know if there's any other reason for a laryngectomy (removal of the larynx, or voice box) besides smoking cigarettes?

Yes: The most common reason would be laryngeal cancer related to smoking. Other non smoking cancers would be other reasons, but much lower on the list. ...Read more

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Went to ent today he thinks I may have lpr voice box swollen. Is Greek yogurt ok to eat and is low in acid? My favorite is Greek gods yogurt honey

Went to ent today he thinks I may have lpr voice box swollen. Is Greek yogurt ok to eat and is low in acid? My favorite is Greek gods yogurt honey

LPR: Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat, post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. Many studies show it responds best to proton pump inhibitor rx (ie. Nexium, (esomeprazole) Prilosec, Dexilant). Eat a low acid diet, minimize acid containing beverages. ...Read more