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Thick Mucus On Vocal Cords
Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more
Yes: Clearing of the throat by habit or a feeling of mucus or reflux of acid can permanently damage the surface of the true vocal folds. When you continuously clear your throat you are essentially banging the vocal folds against each other. Eventually you may develop a vocal fold nodule, ulcer, bleed into the fold. You need to find out why you are clearing your throat so often. ...Read more
I'm coughing up brown and green thick phlegm in the morn. It's hard to get it out, hoarse voice, difficulty swallowing, stuffed nose, shortness breath?
Tongue is dry (thick white coating). Saliva pools on the floor of the mouth . Blocked dry nose and white thick post nasal drip?
How long?: Have these symptoms been present for long? Is your nose blocked because of crusty secretion and not turbinate swelling? If this has been present for more than a month, you may be suffering from sicca syndrome in which the glands secreting tears, saliva, and nasal mucus are no longer fully functioning. ...Read more
Total thyroid removal 1/2015 . Slight raspy voice like when you wake up in AM. Also clearing throat with claret mucaus. How long raspy voice last?
Who knows: Time will tell. This is not a rare sequelae after that surgery. Keep you post operative appointments ...Read more
Be aware: without a cough bronchiectasis is unlikely. For that matter bronchiectasis is very uncommon in someone as young as you as it is a permanent enlargement of some of the airways of the lung. This either happens from repeated infections or other genetic disorders. Even if this was bronchitis, just inflammation of some of your airways, a cough would be expected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drainage year round. No runny nose. Throat can be scratchy and singing gives hoarse-ish sound. Can often hack up a little colored sputum into the sink. Tips?
I have enlarged bumps on the very back of my tongue directly beneath my uvula. Sore throat, cough, bloody mucus when coughing.
Circumvallate papill: The large bumps are your circumvallate papilla and are normal taste buds. They are arranged in an upside down v configuration. The sore throat and the cough with bloody mucous can be either a virus or bacterial infection. If you have associated yellowish drainage with a fever I would be inclined to give you an antibiotic. You would need to call you Pmd or go to an urgent care to get the meds ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Paralyzed vocal chord.Run out of breath when speaking. Always clearing chest mucus. Nose is not stopped up. No allergy symptoms?
Persistent cough 3 month plus can't stop clearing throat i sing and do impressions breathing tickles throat near larynxe what's the cause?
Thyroid ultrasound good, tightness around Adam apple sometimes feel it when lay down .gagging cough thin mucus keep swallowing .post nasal drip ?
Possible to have LPR without throat/vocal cord inflammation/redness? Suffering 2+ yrs of thick mucus, throat clearing & post-nasal drip. Not allergy!
Not LPR: LPR, also known as laryngopharyngeal reflux is due to stomach acid that travels from the stomach up through the esophagus and then causes irritation to laryngopharyngeal region. Sounds like you have post nasal drip. Possibly not an allergy. May need CT Scan of sinuses to show possible chronic sinusitis. Please follow-up with your primary care doctor if symptoms do not resolve soon. ...Read more
Dry rough throat 4 weeks. Hoarse voice and losing voice. White spots deep left tonsil. One red patch left tonsil. Scared!
(with previous question) my throat is sore and it's hard to swallow, nose runny, painful/stiff neck and base of head. Dry cough that sometimes gives up mucus. Mucus and blood after blowing nose.
Can trouble swallowing, body aches, excess mucus in throat , cough. And green phlegm mean throat cancer?
Not likely : These symptoms are more indicative of infection (either viral or bacterial). Cancers can lead to a secondary infection though, and if they don't fully resolve with time or treatment you should consider bringing this possibility up with your provider, especially if you smoke. ...Read more
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