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Voice Hoarseness After Thyroidectomy
Hoarseness is having difficulty producing sound when trying to speak, or a change in the pitch or quality of the voice. The voice may sound weak, very breathy, scratchy, or husky. Hoarseness is usually caused by a problem in the vocal cords. Most cases of hoarseness occur with swelling (inflammation) ...Read more
It can: The risk of nerve injury with surgery should be about 1%. If it happens, 50% can recover. The recurrent laryngeal nerve controls the voice and damage can cause severe hoarseness and weak voice. Superior laryngeal nerve damage can cause loss of pitch. The overwhelming majority of people have no problem, some have mild weakness that returns, and very few have permanent damage. Chances are good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depend on how long s: Voice changes expected following any surgical procedure, requiring general anesthesia ? this usually result from throat and laryngeal irritation from anesthesia tube (endotracheal tube), usually transient and last few days. In regard to thyroid surgery, specifically there is always risk of laryngeal nerve injury, which result in voice changes, this can be permanent or temporary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Thyroid nodules. 17x10x14mm Hoarse voice. Microcalcification w/ mild increased vascularity. Hoarse voice. Labs normal. FNA next week. Cancer? Thanks
Ideas on soreness/bruises after benign thyroid cyst fna lasting wks; months later voice deeper; 1yr later throat aches/speech hurts. Ent said lpr.?
GERD: Gerd and lpr are essentially synonyms and certainly can be the cause. The ENT doctor should have also evaluated the possibility of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury, either from biopsy or possibly from autoimmune related hypothyroidism. Start with your internist to evaluate these possibilities. ...Read more
A few possibilities: There are a number of ways to speak after a trach. If the trach tube is not filling the entire airway, then the person can put their finger on the opening and speak when exhaling. Another good option is the passy muir valve which allows speech and can even be used on a ventilator for some people. There are also various talking trach tubes. ...Read more
It depends: If the recurrent larnyngeal nerve or the superior laryngeal nerve (nerves that control your vocal cords for voice) was stretched, bruised, or mildly injured (not cut), then recovery can take weeks to months. If the nerve was cut, regardless of the reason, hoarseness may be permanent but there exceptions to this. You should see your surgeon regularly during this period. ...Read more
Constant feeling in my throat Raspy voice . What are the causes of slightly hoarse voice ?Throat fullness ?
R/O TONSILITIS: LATYNGITIS and recurrent sore throats can cause tonsillitis . You need to be examined and have a throat culture. If that is negative then blood work needs to be done to evaluate for other issues, especially H. pylori. It is the ulcer causing bacteria that can cause halitosis//Gerd as well as laryngitis.. Make sure to brush and floss teeth 3x/dy. Also use a specially designed tongue scraper ...Read more
After extubation a month later extremely sore throat, pain swallowing, hoarseness with sore vocal cords. Right tonsil hurts when I swallow. Advice plz?
You need to: consult an ENT specialist who can visualize your vocal cords directly to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
After thyrodectomy i had left rln injury, with hoarseness of voice, it is gone after 4 months. Now I have sob, any suggestion ?
I had a 3 hour rotator cuff surgery 3.5 weeks ago. My voice has been hoarse and raspy since intubation. When will my voice return to normal?
Soon: You had surgery with general anesthesia. Your voice is hoarse because of endotracheal intubation. It can take 3-4 weeks to return to normal but could be longer if you smoke or don't rest it enough. Remember the tube sat on your vocal cords during the entire surgery. If you are still bringing up mucus, have fevers, or notice wheezing call your regular doctors office. Be well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diagnosed with bronchitis 3 weeks ago, then bronchial restriction and laryngitis 1 week ago. Still hoarse. How long should I rest my voice (teacher)?
Bronchospasm...: As an episode of bronchitis resolves, you can develop bronchospasm which can account for at least some of your symptoms. Bronchodilator and steroid inhalers may be needed to help these symptoms resolve. It will likely take at least a few days for the hoarseness to resolve. See your doctor for a prescription for the inhalers. ...Read more
Shortly after ...: Hoarseness can occur from irritation caused by the endotracheal tube placed between you vocal cords into your wind pipe to breath for you while under anesthesia. Another less common cause is a weakness or paralysis of a vocal cord due to injury to a nerve that is used to close your vocal cords together for speaking, coughing and swallowing. This can be a temporary or permanent problem.See your ent. ...Read more
Throat problems including mucus, occasional hoarse voice & swallowing difficulty, throat clearing, stuffy nose, on&off, for the past 2 months.What is it?
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