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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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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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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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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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 have had a hoarse voice/change in voice for almost 3 weeks. Throat gets very dry and sometimes cough . I'm a teacher so I have to use voice. ?

I have had a hoarse voice/change in voice for almost 3 weeks. Throat gets very dry and sometimes cough .
I'm a teacher so I have to use voice. ?

These symptoms are: concerning in the absence of a recent viral infection. Make an appointment to see your primary health care provider or an ENT for 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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I have swelling around my neck that changes in size of 1 to1/2" over 4hrs. I choke and my voice changes. Have emg with damage at c6-c7 but good mri?

I have swelling around my neck that changes in size of 1 to1/2" over 4hrs. I choke and my voice changes. Have emg with damage at c6-c7 but good mri?

A diverticulum: Of the esophagus called a zenker's diverticulum is an outpouching of the esophagus in the neck that can cause your symptoms. An ENT doctor can help evaluate that. ...Read more

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What causes swollen glands in groin and neck, changes in voice, fever and low appetite for over a week?

What causes swollen glands in groin and neck, changes in voice, fever and low appetite for over a week?

Seek healthcare: Symptoms such as this could be due to a viral infection. With these symptoms, seeing a doctor is important to evaluate for mono. ...Read more

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Landed on neck doing backflip (head backwards). First day, pain when rotating neck; symptom improved as days passed. Second day and on, discomfort swallowing, slight voice change. I'm worried that this may be a larynx fracture. Any advice on what thes

Landed on neck doing backflip (head backwards).  First day, pain when rotating neck; symptom improved as days passed.  Second day and on, discomfort swallowing, slight voice change.  I'm worried that this may be a larynx fracture.  Any advice on what thes

Please see a doctor: Any time an injury of the neck occurs, it can be a serious event. You may have fractured a portion of your cervical spine (which would explain the immediate pain) which can then produce a blood collection in front of the spine and cause pressure on your esophagus or trachea. You need an xray to start. Please see a local doctor for a thorough exam of your neck. ...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?

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

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Does enlargement of the thyroid or lowering of the pharynx cause deepening of the voice?

Does enlargement of the thyroid or lowering of the pharynx cause deepening of the voice?

Usually not: How do you know you have thyroid enlargement? Have you discussed it with your doctor? Thyroid deficiency, which can occur with thyroid enlargement, can lead to changes in voice pitch. The most common cause of changes in pitch is puberty. ...Read more

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I'm a wk/5 days post op thyroid remove, I have no voice. there no damage to the nerves tho. How long will it take to get my voice back?

I'm a wk/5 days post op thyroid remove, I  have no voice. there  no damage to the nerves tho. How long will it take to get my voice back?

Nerve damage?: I'm very concerned about your statement that there is no nerve damage. One of the major risks of thyroid surgery is injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve, which is the nerve to your voice box. Even if the nerve appears to be intact or is intact, it could still be weak causing a breathy voice. Your lack of a voice could also be from swelling just from the breathing tube. It could take weeks. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would having my thyroid gland removed affect my voice?

Hi docs, would having my thyroid gland removed affect my voice?

Small chance: One of the risks of thyroid surgery is injuring the nerve to the vocal cord. This can result in hoarseness. However, for an experienced thyroid surgeon, injuring that nerve is a rare occurrence. ...Read more

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Can having my thyroid gland removed affect my voice at all?

Can having my thyroid gland removed affect my voice at all?

Slight chance: One of the risks of thyroid surgery is injuring the nerve to the vocal cord. This can result in hoarseness. However, for an experienced thyroid surgeon, injuring that nerve is a rare occurrence. ...Read more