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Urination issue after ktp vocal cord surgery 5 days ago. Stopper pain meds 4 days ago. Go frequent but very weak stream and dribbling. Should I worry?

Urination issue after ktp vocal cord surgery 5 days ago. Stopper pain meds 4 days ago. Go frequent but very weak stream and dribbling.  Should I worry?

Other medicines?: Pain meds are not the only ones that can slow urination. If you are not relieved after urinating & still feel you need to go but only dribble,you need to be checked for possible causes especially if you were voiding normally before your surgery. If you can feel you have a full bladder but are only dribbling, go to the ER. Are you drinking enough fluids?An evaluation seems reasonable.Good luck. ...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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I am 34 year old male with a hoarse voice (high pitch). Should i go for vocal cord surgery? I'm looking for a voice specialist who can work with me on the issue. Also have a long medical history related to pre-mature aging (early cataract, diabetes, alope

I am 34 year old male with a hoarse voice (high pitch). Should i go for vocal cord surgery? I'm looking for a voice specialist who can work with me on the issue. Also have a long medical history related to pre-mature aging (early cataract, diabetes, alope

If : If you are having voice changes, you should have a complete ENT evaluation. It should be ascertained why you are having hoarseness. In particular, thyroid problems can cause this so your thyroid status needs to be evaluated. Please seek out an otolaryngologist (ENT) in your area for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the remedy for ulcer pain in mouth during imrt on vocal cord cancer after surgery of the lymp?

What is the remedy for ulcer pain in mouth during imrt on vocal cord cancer after surgery of the lymp?

Various meds: Ulceration in oral cavity not uncommon due to IMRT effecting oral mucosa. A number of different approaches have been used for relief. Symptoms usually gone after several weeks.Suck ice chips and use a saliva substitute to moiste mouth. Solcoseryl, a dental paste found to help mouth sores. Biotene also helps to heal sores because it has similar enzymes to saliva. One should also try L-Glutamine ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about vocal cord trauma following intubation (surgery)?

Can you please tell me about vocal cord trauma following intubation (surgery)?

Needs evaluation: Vocal cord irritation (not trauma) is a very common issue after any intubation as the endotracheal tube physically is passed through the vocal cords so oxygen can be supplied to the lungs. The longer the intubation period the worse the irritation. If there is actual trauma, then it needs to be evaluated by the anesthesiologist and and ENT physician. ...Read more

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I am a thyroidectomy patient they did my surgery last 3 months ago.Then my right vocal cord get paralized, some idea to get my voice back pls..

I am a thyroidectomy patient they did my surgery last 3 months ago.Then my right vocal cord get paralized, some idea to get my voice back pls..

Injection or more: You can try with speech therapy which maximizes your voice based on how you speak. Other options include injections of either permanent or temporary products into your vocal cord to keep it more in contact with your mobile vocal cord. Finally, you can have an implant that keeps your paralyzed vocal cord more in contact with your mobile one. ...Read more

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Can the nerve to the vocal cord be damaged in in carotid artery surgery?

Can the nerve to the vocal cord be damaged in in carotid artery surgery?

Yes: The main nerve vagus runs in the surgical field and we try to protect it. The vagus gives off the recurrent laryngeal to the voice box. Cautery, pressure, cutting the vagus will cause a problem. ...Read more

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My daughters ENT has recommended surgery for her vocal cord paralysis what is the best way to get a second opinion ?

My daughters ENT has recommended surgery for her vocal cord paralysis what is the best way to get a second opinion ?

Ask your primary doc: If you need a second opinion, ask your primary care doctor to make a referral for you. He/she will have all the records and can send it to your next referral. You can even ask your current ENT for a name for a second opinion. Good specialist should not be offended if a patient asked for a second opinion. ...Read more

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