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Dr. Phil Zapanta
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Voice Disorders (Definition)

Voice disorders - "voice quality, pitch, and loudness differ or are inappropriate for an individual's age, gender, cultural background, or ...Read more


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So post thyriodectomy a hoarse voice isn't normal?

So post thyriodectomy a hoarse voice isn't normal?

Is it persistent: If it is more then few weeks since thyroid surgery? recommend examination of voice box? return to your surgeon/otolaryngologist for such evaluation. ...Read more

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What can be done for recurrent larylngeal nerve injury (thyroid fna). Slow progression ( 2 yrs), mildly raspy, voice fatigue, some pain with speech. ?

What can be done for recurrent larylngeal nerve injury (thyroid fna).  Slow progression ( 2 yrs), mildly raspy, voice fatigue, some pain with speech. ?

Laryngologist: When the rln is injured, the vocal cord is paralyzed. Be seen by a laryngologist if you havent already. Some injections (dermal fillers) can be done to improve the voice by moving the vocal cord over a few mm. There is s more permanent solution with a procedure called thyroplasty which uses a silastic implant to push the paralyzed cord into a position that improves the voice. ...Read more

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Signs of calcium lost after thyroid surgery?

Signs of calcium lost after thyroid surgery?

Low calcium: Typical symptoms might include a numb or tingly feeling around the mouth or in the hands and feet, or muscle cramps. In severe cases carpal spasm can develop - see the picture here: http://www.Nejm.Org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmicm074227. ...Read more

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Can the parathyroid glands be damaged after Iodine 131 treatment following thyroidectomy?

Can the parathyroid glands be damaged after Iodine 131 treatment following thyroidectomy?

No but: The parathyroid can be inadvertently removed, temporarily or permanently damaged during the thyroidectomy. You just need to work with your doc to determine which case pertains to you. ...Read more

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Should a partial thyroidectomy end the unwanted symptoms of thyroid issues?0

Should a partial thyroidectomy end the unwanted symptoms of thyroid issues?0

Depends on the cause: Symptoms of large goiters or nodules are sue to compression. Over 90% of people get relief from compression after surgery. Problems swallowing can have many causes, though. Sometimes tightness in the neck after surgery can feel the same way--try neck massage and range of motion exercises for this. High or low levels of thyroid hormone can also cause persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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Been reading about hoarseness after total thyroidectomy so basically even with the best surgeon you can have mild hoarseness or voice issues after?

Been reading about hoarseness after total thyroidectomy so basically even with the best surgeon you can have mild hoarseness or voice issues after?

Not really: hoarseness associated with a total thyroidectomy is usually related to either injury to or inflammation around the recurrent laryngeal nerve. It can be up to 10% risk of either temporary or permanent nerve damage. All the literature suggests that the most important factor in deciding a surgeon is volume. I only send my patients to high volume thyroid surgeons. ...Read more

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How quick would symptoms of foreign body aspiration show? Occasional cough or hoarse voice sx?

Aspiration: Depending on what was aspirated, symptoms can start almost immediately. ...Read more

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I had a total thyroidectomy (thyroid papilliary cancer) for 17 years and with a high level of TSH result. And stop taking my euthyrox medicine?

Need Thyroid hormone: You need thyroid hormone replacement as you do not have thyroid gland and will need thyroid hormone all your life.Since you stop your euthrox your TSH is high.You need to follow your doctors advice and go back on the thyroid hormone with adjustment of dose to bring TSH to normal level. ...Read more

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How is a voice disorder diagnosed?

How is a voice disorder diagnosed?

Physical exam: Your ent/laryngologist can diagnose most voice disorders by listening to you, going over your medical history, and then examining you and your voice box. There are many types of voice disorders, and some form of treatment can help with most of them. A long term voice problem (over 1-2 weeks) may indicate a serious condition so don't delay in getting seen. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
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Thyroidectomy (Definition)

is the surgical removal ...Read more