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What are possible side effects of having the hyoid bone removed?

What are possible side effects of having the hyoid bone removed?

Why ru removing the : Hyoid bone? That is the important question to go over with ENT surgeon. If removed you may have variation on swallowing, speech, tongue movement. But should not affect the basic functions of swallowing or talking. It may feel or sound different. However, depending on the type of surgery, codition, and complexity of surgery there may be other changes. Talk to your ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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My thyrohyoid membrane (between hyoid bone and thyroid cartilage) hurts a lot when it is touched, like a sore pain. Could this be serious?

Pain: Any medical problem can result in pain. If you have not done so yet please see your doctor. If she/he has evaluated you and found no issue ask for a referral to a head and neck doctor. They too might not find something but you need to try. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my thyrohyoid membrane (between hyoid bone and thyroid cartilage) hurts a lot when it is touched, like a sore pain. is this normal?

Not normal: There are things that can occur there like thyroglossal duct cysts, dermoid cysts, lymph nodes, and other things to name a few. Maybe you can't feel something small that is developing but basically you should see an ENT for a thorough check. ...Read more

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Can a broken hyoid bone be fixed? Imtalking about the one in your neck

Can a broken hyoid bone be fixed? Imtalking about the one in your neck

Sometimes surgery: Most cases do not require surgery.. Most cases are treated with conservative management, rest/observation, diet changes, and analgesia, some cases require tracheotomy.Only 10% require surgery. Observed for 48-72 hours after trauma, may develop rapid bleeding, swelling, discolorationa, ecchymosis and spasm resulting in life threatening event..Usual outcome from fractured hyoid bone is good. ...Read more

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Movable,nontender,firm mass(1cm)above hyoid bone in neck.have several others in neck same size but the others are fixed. early 20s?

Movable,nontender,firm mass(1cm)above hyoid bone in neck.have several others in neck same size but the others are fixed. early 20s?

Tough to say: They sound like lymph nodes, and if they've been there a Lon time, may be normal for you. They could also represent some sort of inflammatory, infectious, or neoplastic process. Too complex to say for sure, but you primary care could give you a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How to get the correct diagnosis for thyroidism?

How to get the correct diagnosis for thyroidism?

Scan and biopsy: If the patient is sweaty and losing weight hyperthyroidism may be present. If putting on weight and swelling present pretibially, myxedema may be developing. Thyroxin levels in the system will indicate hyper or hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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I have hyper thyroidism what r the.Problems related to it?

I have hyper thyroidism what r the.Problems related to it?

Nothing if treated!: If treated appropriately, you do not have to have any long-term consequences from hyperthyroidism. If left untreated, the most serious concern is a heart problem like rapid or irregular heartbeat. Longstanding hyperthyroidism can cause osteoporosis (fragile bones) and fractures. If untreated, other issues can be psychiatric disease, weight loss, trouble sleeping, or eye disease. ...Read more

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Which is easier to correct- hyper or hypo thyroidism?

Which is easier to correct- hyper or hypo thyroidism?

Hypothyroidism...: Hypothyroidism is easier to correct. In hypothyroidism, supplemental thyroid hormone can be taken to reach an adequate normal level. Hyperthyroid states are usually more difficult to control. Depending on the hyperthyroid illness, radioactive iodine, surgery, or anti-thyroid medications may be used. Often hypothyroidism results after treating hyperthyroid patients, but is easy to deal with. ...Read more

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Please tell me if you can feel your hyoid bone?

Please tell me if you can feel your hyoid bone?

Should be able to: Feel under your chin and move down the front of your neck. The next hard structure will be the hyoid which lies horizontally across the front, center of the neck. ...Read more

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Could a person survive having their hyoid bone removed?

Hyoid: Why would you have your hyoid removed? what is the condition for which you are being treated? Yes, you can survive with partial or complete hyoid resection with proper preservation or reconstruction of the pharynx as your airway would be unstable. ...Read more