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Just had parathyroidectomy but still have hoarse voice, actually lost voice at first?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Worrisome

You may have had an injury to the nerve that controls one of your vocal chords.
You should see an ENT doctor to have him or her look at your voicebox. If the cord is not moving well chances are it will recover with time.

In brief: Worrisome

You may have had an injury to the nerve that controls one of your vocal chords.
You should see an ENT doctor to have him or her look at your voicebox. If the cord is not moving well chances are it will recover with time.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Recurrent nerve

Although unusual, the recurrent nerve can be injured during a parathyroidectomy.
If your hoarseness was mild and very transient, i would not worry about it. But if it persists, have some one look at your vocal cords (usually an ent). It is quick and painless.

In brief: Recurrent nerve

Although unusual, the recurrent nerve can be injured during a parathyroidectomy.
If your hoarseness was mild and very transient, i would not worry about it. But if it persists, have some one look at your vocal cords (usually an ent). It is quick and painless.
Dr. Richard Orr
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