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Doctor insights on: Pnuemonia Associated With Thyroid Nodes And Vocal Cord Lesions

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How often does thyroid removal injure vocal cord nerves?

How often does thyroid removal injure vocal cord nerves?

Very rare: Injury to laryngeal nerves are very rare due to current meticulous techniques and done by highly trained professionals. ...Read more

Vocal Cord (Definition)

The vocal cord is a short (about 1cm long) band of tissue in the larynx (aka "voice box"). It is paired, so everyone has 2, and they are located just below the "adam's apple." when you breathe, they are separated from each other. When you speak, they come together while your lungs push air (like a bellows or bagpipe) past them, and they vibrate, like a reed ...Read more


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Can hyperthyroidism cause vocal cord issues? Like they dry out or need breaks while talking and issues swallowing? Is this caused by enlarged thyroid?

Can hyperthyroidism cause vocal cord issues? Like they dry out or need breaks while talking and issues swallowing? Is this caused by enlarged thyroid?

Thyroid and voice: Hypothyroidism causes thickening of vocal cords and lower pitched voice, and hyperthyroidism to some extent the opposite. The hyperthyroidism can certainly cause some dehydration and hyperventilation, which can dry them out. The thyroid can sometimes interfere directly with the vocal cords, but usually not. It tends to grow out, not in. You need to get your thyroid fixed! ...Read more

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I have a damaged vocal cord due to Thyroidectomy, lately i noticed an internal lump above collar bone left to the neck, could it be related?

I have a damaged vocal cord due to Thyroidectomy, lately i  noticed an internal lump above collar bone left to the neck, could it be related?

Perhaps, if: your thyroidictomy was performed for cancer, it could be recurrence in lymph node. Otherwise, lump is probably not directly related to nerve damage. Ask your surgeon for further advice. ...Read more

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Paralized left vocal cord from a fall did not injure neck or throat been 7 months with whisper of a voice. Whats the chance of it returning on it' own?

Paralized left vocal cord from a fall did not injure neck or throat been 7 months with whisper of a voice. Whats the chance of it returning on it' own?

Unlikely: However, there are surgical procedures that can improve your voice. There are many ENT doctors who are trained to operate on the larynx. Laryngoscopy is necessary to determine what kind of paralysis is present. The ENT doctor can then make a decision how to proceed. ...Read more

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Does pneumonia give you neck aches? Please, need some answers?

Does pneumonia give you neck aches? Please, need some answers?

Pneumonia: Yes pneumonia can give you neck aches and headaches. It may be directly due to the effects of the virus or bacteria in the lungs or as a result of chronic coughing and muscle strain. Warm compresses, multiple massages, OCT pain relievers or those Rx by PCP should help. ...Read more

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Could my neck lymph nodes be swollen after pneumonia?

Could my neck lymph nodes be swollen after pneumonia?

Absolutely: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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What is the cause of mild chest pain that is not due pneumonia? Whenever i turn my neck backwards i can feel it

What is the cause of mild chest pain that is not due pneumonia? Whenever i turn my neck backwards i can feel it

Musculoskeletal: You may have muscle spasm or neck vertebral problem. See your doc to identify the problem and treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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What to do if I have mild pneumonia and the sides of my neck have hurt a little bit and is it because of the pneumonia?

What to do if I have mild pneumonia and the sides of my neck have hurt a little bit and is it because of the pneumonia?

Possible: small percentage of people can have neck pain associated with pneumonia presumably related to coughing. If gets worse and does not gradually disappear, you should contact physician. ...Read more

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Can working out on stationary bike irritate rib muscles 3 month after pneumonia? And cause tension in neck?

Can working out on stationary bike irritate rib muscles 3 month after pneumonia? And cause tension in neck?

Conceivable: If your irritated rib muscles are on the same side you had pneumonia would suggest a followup X-ray making sure you did not develop a pleural effusion on that side, otherwise common self limited complication of pneumonia. For the neck tension a variety of other possibilities are to be considered, but if there is a significant increase in your bike exercise slowing down will give you the answer. ...Read more

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Aso=1940, igg=25, 02, iga=6, neck lymph glands swallen, 10d fever, mycoplasma pneumonia, sumamed given?

Aso=1940, igg=25, 02, iga=6, neck lymph glands swallen, 10d fever, mycoplasma pneumonia, sumamed given?

See your doctor: This isn't the best forum to identify what is going on. You need to see an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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Sinuses have cause post nasal drip since end of January.had pneumonia in February. Post nasal drip is back. Sides of neck hurt now. What do I do?

Sinuses have cause post nasal drip since end of January.had pneumonia in February. Post nasal drip is back. Sides of neck hurt now. What do I do?

Repeat ?: Thought I had answered this one before. You need to consult an allergist/immunologist to find out the cause. As for the neck pain, it may be totally unrelated but may be the result of tender large nodes from an infection. ...Read more

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3 yo has small petechiae on neck.Cry fits frequently. Had pneumonia wk ago. Fair skin. No other sx. Light stool this morning. Acting and eating fine.

3 yo has small petechiae on neck.Cry fits frequently.
Had pneumonia wk ago. Fair skin. No other sx. Light stool this morning. Acting and eating fine.

No worries!: This a very common problem in young children, almost slways caused by protracted vomiting or crying. as long as the petechiae are located only on the neck and face I would not worry. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Thyroid (Definition)

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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more