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Pain In Voice Box
Neck pain that radiates toy upper back, shoulders, and a sharp sudden shooting pain from my voice box to the back of my neck?
Could be many things: ....See your doctor for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
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
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
Yes it does: And that's why you start having voice changes. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
I'm wanting to know how I caught staphylococcus aureus in my voice box. The only symptom I have is a hoarse voice/loss of my voice.
Staph: Staph aureus is around the environment and many people carry it as a nasal colonizer. It is not difficult to get infected. ...Read more
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
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
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
I have been diagnosed with silent reflux because of hoarseness and my voice box is somewhat red with a little white patch?
Reflux: I see no question, but this is a real diagnosis and seems to have been made correctly. ...Read more
Help! Need to know if there's any other reason for a laryngectomy (removal of the larynx, or voice box) besides smoking cigarettes?
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
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