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What Causes Carotid Arteritis After Hoarse Voice
Arteritis is inflammation of the blood vessels or arteries. This may be triggered by viruses, medications, or by your own immune system leading to what is called an autoimmune disease. There are several different forms that mainly depends on the size of the blood vessel that is involved. There are several treatment options. This is an area of specialty handled by a rheumatologist. I am happy to do ...Read more
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
I have facial pain, visual disturbances, dizziness, low fever, sore neck, tinnitus, slight ear leakage both sides. Docs weren't very concerned, normal retina. How unlikely is temporal arteritis at 21?
My 17yr olds symptoms:hoarse voice, lump+pain above trachea+sore throat(no mucus), earache. Shortness of breath. Is it her thyroid? Family history of it
Symptoms: chest pain, suffocating feeling, mucus cough, hearing loss, ear ache, headache, vision problems, freezing cold. What could be wrong?
What would be causes for swollen neck lymph nodes that are not going away, intermittent voice hoarseness, drainage in one ear, blurriness in one eye?
Im 27. Can reflux/GERD/ LPR cause yellow stools? Or is IBS the cause? throat clearing, phlegm tickle, loss of vocal range, dysphagia doc thinks reflux
20 yr old son has chronic headaches, ear swooshing, neck pain, vertigo & facial numbness near nose. Gp advised MRI showed nothing wrong. What is cause?
Layrynscopy no damage from thyroidectomy ENT, it's allergy related for hoarse voice-. Flonase /Claritin try. What are other causes /lung symptoms?
Other than esophageal cancer, what could cause worsening dysphagia +globus+ back pain w/swallowing +hoarser voice? Going on, increasing over a month.
Gastroesophageal ref: Gastroesophageal reflux causes all of that and needs to be evaluated and gotten under control. General measures include PPI medication (Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid, (lansoprazole) etc), decreased caffeine/alcohol, no eating within 2 hours of bedtime, smaller meals with snacks in between and elevation of the head of the bed. You should see a gastroentrologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Headache, blurry vision, jaw pain, ear ache, stiff neck, numb face, nausea. RecurringFor about 5 months now? Brain tumor or any other possible cause?
TMJ: May be a TMJ disorder. See oral surgeon for evaluation. If TMJ, see TMJ expert. See a TMJ-orofacial pain expert to help evaluate and treat your problem. A TMJ-oro-facial pain expert can be general dentist, an oral surgeon, prosthodontist, orofacial pain specialist. Ask your physician, dentist or dental society for a recommendation. ...Read more
Many things: The vocal cords have an ideal structure and consistency. For an ideal voice the edges of the cords require nice healthy tissue that moves well when air passes between the closed cords. Anything that effects the cords or airflow through them can cause hoarseness. If you abuse your voice by screaming you can get swellings on the edges, if you have reflux the cords can swell. Colds can cause swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soar throat, fatigue, runny nose, hard coughing, bad one sided headache for 10 weeks. Not lymes, bronchi, sinusinfection, iron or thyroid. What then?
Other infections: Possibly viral infection, but if you have risk factors for lyme disease (exposure to activities outdoors in tick infested areas, histry of tick bite, em rash, indoor/outdoor pets) but negative lyme test , it's still possible that it's lyme. Other infections associated with lyme disease, such as bartonella, babesia, ehrlichea can also be transmitted by ticks and present some of these symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Positive methanine challenge indicating reactive airway disease for pft what's that mean? Lump feeling throat for months heavyness taking breaths. Would lung doc bronchoscopy and ent doc normal rule out something throat caused by cancer ? Weak pulse
RAD: The challenge test just confirms that your airways react with some tightening/wheezing which reduces your lungs ability to move air. It is often used as a marker for asthma,RAD but beyond that tells you little.If you have had all these tests & they have not spotted a cancer,that should not be considered as a cause. If they eliminate a structural problem for your sensation it must be something else ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scratchy/sore throat, mostly dry cough, loss of voice, temp of 99.5 for two days, no mucus activity, slightly plugged ears. Is this a common cold?
I'm a singer and ENT recommends balloon dilation for narrowed maxillary sinuses w/infection. what affects on singing/sound could result? pos & neg. ty
Usually a virus: If acute, the most common reason is a viral infection. Voice abuse or overuse can cause hoarseness, but not sore throat or cough. Laryngeal nodules can cause hoarseness but no cough. Allergies may cause hoarseness and cough, but no sore throat. Chronic hoarseness should be thoroughly investigated by ENT doctor particularly in a smoker. ...Read more
Hacking cough, loss of voice, wheezing in larynx, when does asthma breath test gets lightheaded. Pt has suffered for 30 years with this. Diagnosis?
May be asthma: Cough and wheeze are symptoms of asthma, but also of other diseases. Getting lightheaded when performing a breathing test is not unusual and does not aid in making a diagnosis. Diseases to consider include also nasal and sinus disease, including allergy; gastric acid reflux, with or without asthma. The problem may also be in the larynx. See a board-certified allergist first and go from there. ...Read more
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
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