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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Dr has found 8mm lump in thyroid. Changes in voices and pain swollowing sometimes. Won't do anything til it gets to march &1cm. Should I be concerned?

Dr has found 8mm lump in thyroid. Changes in voices and pain swollowing sometimes. Won't do anything til it gets to march &1cm. Should I be concerned?

No, but: Evaluation of a thyroid nodule today largely depends on clinical, lab and ultrasound characteristics, not size. What was seen on the US is what is important and too many don't give details. This should be evaluated by someone who is experienced in treating thyroid nodules. That said, thyroid nodules are common and the vast majority not concerning and prove to be benign & rarely effect voice. ...Read more

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Is change in voice a sign that someone is having a seizure? What could these symptoms be the sign of?

Is change in voice a sign that someone is having a seizure? What could these symptoms be the sign of?

Vocal change & sz: Sometimes a vocal noise is part of a seizure, like a yelp or a yell. A change in the voice is not normally a seizure. People with seizures normally cannot speak. When they can speak, it may make no sense. There are some videos of this to compare to- see frontal seizure on youtube for example. ...Read more

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Hi i am facing this from last few days 1.clicking noise comes when i swallow sliva. 2.change in voice. 3.hurts when speaks loudly. 4.feel like dry thr?

Hi i am facing this from last few days 1.clicking noise comes when i swallow sliva. 2.change in voice. 3.hurts when speaks loudly. 4.feel like dry thr?

Many things: It is difficult to elucidate the cause of your symptoms over the internet. You should see a doctor in person for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I am not coughing blood and there is no change in voice ordifficulty in swallowing. But I have a clicking and popping in jaw/chin/throat area. Could it be TMJ or something else?

I am not coughing blood and there is no change in voice ordifficulty in swallowing. But I have a clicking and popping in jaw/chin/throat area. Could it be TMJ or something else?

Possibly TMD: The popping you are experiencing may be coming from a problem with the TMJ or associated structures. We call this tmd in the dental world - temporo mandibular disorder. It would be wise to have your dentist examine you to determine if it is from your joint area, or something else. ...Read more

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Sore red throat w/ yellow spots, change in voice, female 23 still have tonsils. Sore throat 1-3 time per year. Strep test is always negative.

Sore red throat w/ yellow spots, change in voice, female 23 still have tonsils. Sore throat 1-3 time per year. Strep test is always negative.

Viral: This is most likely caused by viral infection such as mono (epstein barr virus) or another related virus. Depending on risk factors another potential cause could be std. ...Read more

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Can thyroid affect your voice?

Can thyroid affect your voice?

Yes: A very enlarged thyroid can cause voice changes or trouble breathing. It is is an urgent issue and usually requires surgery. ...Read more

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Can an over active thyroid effect one's voice?

Can an over active thyroid effect one's voice?

Yes: An overactive thyroid can increase your rate of speech and alter the pitch of your voice, but it has to be a very severe case of hyperthyroidism to do so. ...Read more

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Hoarse voice sometimes, thyroid?

Hoarse voice sometimes, thyroid?

Yes, thyroid can: Yes, hoarseness can be associated with thyroid disease. It can also be assoxiated with other tumors of the throid and larynx. You should get your thyroid levels checked. ...Read more

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What will happen to my voice if i get my thyroid taken out?

What will happen to my voice if i get my thyroid taken out?

Little: First you need a clear reason for thyroid surgery (cancer, suspicious nodule, symptomatic nodule, or medically unresponsive hyperthyroidism), to name a few. Most people have no voice problems-though there known risks to every surgical procedure. The risk of a recurrent laryngeal nerve injury is about 1%. That would result in paralysis of a vocal cord, and some hoarseness. ...Read more