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Voice Disorders Following Thyroidectomy
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid nodules. 17x10x14mm Hoarse voice. Microcalcification w/ mild increased vascularity. Hoarse voice. Labs normal. FNA next week. Cancer? Thanks
Had history of post thyroidectomy left vocal cord weakness , with its presentation. The Q can GERD worse the condition? Cause dyspnea, hoarseness of voice?
Yes: GERD could cause those symptoms even with the vocal cord weakness. You should be checked. ...Read more
How will my thyroid disorder influence thermage procedure results? I suffer from hypothyroidism following a surgery of the thyroid gland. My medication regimen consists of hormone replacement therapy to balance hormone levels. I am a bit overweight and i
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
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
Aspiration: Depending on what was aspirated, symptoms can start almost immediately. ...Read more
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
Will surgery for removal of hyperparathyroid correct metabolism , weight gain, poor memory, and thought processing?
Exhaustion lately, lump in throat feeling. Increase in weight without changing lifestyle , anxiety, chills. History of hypo thyroid conditions fam?
Any link btween ringing in ears after diagnosis and treatment of papillary thyroid cancer? Evaluated by ENT and all was normal. On Synthroid (thyroxine) too..
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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