Sore throat and hoarse voice

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I have a sore throat that feels like a big lump in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>throat</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voice</span> is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hoarse</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> i have difficulty in swallowing, this has been for about 5 weeks and no meds so far as cured it. Could the throat thing be connected to my thyroid or my fibro. Feeling very depressed at the moment.
OK, I know I'm jumping the gun because I haven't had my biopsy yet but I know from my reading that a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hoarse</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voice</span> is a sign of thyroid cancer. I have had a gravelly <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>throat</span> since October when I talk for more than a few minutes--not gravelly ALL the time--when they discovered a "cyst" in my throat next to the uvula. Wondering if it really wasn't a cyst all this time. How often would nodules appear on the inside of the throat.
I have experienced this once before I was diagnosed with MS and I developed a hoarse <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voice</span> without a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sore</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>throat</span>. I am a singer but this happened before all the major carol services/singing and it is still croaky now. I am not unwell, just a bit tired but hey that is fairly normal these days and to be expected with all the family home and additional cooking, housework not to mention Christmas.
This morning, I felt quite fine until I went to a language lesson with quite a lot of speaking and then I felt foggy in my head <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> congested in my ears- particularly left ear <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> when I went home my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voice</span> was hoarse- still quite hoarse with less foggy feeling and congestion. Does this add up to a head cold now or something else? Should I see a doctor? I need my voice to be clear for work tomorrow afternoon.
My <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voice</span> began getting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hoarse</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> cracky. Today I wokeup <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voice</span> is completely gone.i was thinking maybe a cold because the weather is weird now so sometimes I go out dressed like its spring when it's cold. I also had oral sex a few days ago. Can you tell me what this might be?
hoarseness is usually not thyroid -- but can be. An ENT specialist is the best person to see about the hoarseness. Borderline thyroid labs can often be watched without treatment -- would repeat in a few months to see a trend. Also would perform thyroid ultrasound and antibodies to complete the eval.
Every time i meet someone new, they ask me if i have a sore throat, if i lost my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voice</span>, or something of that sort. My <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voice</span> always sounds scratchy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> sometimes it cracks when i talk. I cant talk quietly, and i cant really scream. Also, when i talk for a long time, it becomes difficult for me to speak. Does anyone know what the problem may be or what i could do about it? Thanks!
Around 2-3 days later i noticed my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voice</span> becoming really scratchy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hoarse</span>. Now about 5-6 days later my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voice</span> is really <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hoarse</span>, deep <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> croaky plus im getting abit of acid reflux. Can vomiting so much and the acid effect my throat causing it to be sore along with damaging my vocals chords causing the hoarse voice? Or should i see a doctor?
I'm just getting over a really bad cold/sinus infection, but my voice has been extremely raspy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hoarse</span> for over a week now. I've been taking my Flonase <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Allegra-D but nothing seems to be helping. Also, when I talk, I have to cough because I can feel the fluid or drip just sitting there. Can someone tell me the best things to take to clear this up. I feel totally fine now except for this annoying raspy voice. I feel like I need to stress more to get the words out.
My lymph nodes became swollen <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>throat</span> has been <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sore</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I've been sort of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hoarse</span>. It feels like a cold or something but nothing develops. The lymph nodes are decreasing as I become more euthyroid, maybe for the first time in my life I might be normal. Wow!
Also I have drainage and after clearing my throat a bit, my voice sounds <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hoarse</span>. The sides of my neck aren't particularly <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sore</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> neither is my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>throat</span> - other than lower than my tonsils if feels raw and I am thinking from the draining. But, I don't know if any of this is from my it sounds somewhat similar. I have a doctor's appointment Monday - so we will see.
I started out with a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sore</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>throat</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> a cough. After a day of this it progressed to me almost losing my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voice</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> having an excess of mucus that I just can't seem to clear. (I've tried to clear it to the point of vommiting.) When I blow my nose there is bright red blood in the tissue. As of now, I'm assuming that I have some sort of virus as a co-worker was coughing and complaining of a sore throat a few days ago. Any help would be most appreciated.
If this persists, have the doc run some Thyroid tests (including an ultrasound), have a scope done of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>throat</span> to see if any lesions are on the vocal cords, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> try to rest the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voice</span> just in case it is simply an overuse problem.
Went to my ENT after the symptoms had gone away - except for my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hoarse</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voice</span> - that remained. He scoped me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> said everything looked good. Cords moved properly and looked normal, but were a little swollen and there was a decent amount of mucus. Kept on Mucinex, started Prilosec, and he said I'd be good. Fast forward to now. It's been 3 months, the hoarseness STILL persists. My high range is still gone and my endurance is nonexistent.
Had total thyroidectomy in 1993 had a wonderful surgeon!!!!!! Scar is barely visible but as to the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voice</span> I never had a day's problem. I had a slight <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sore</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>throat</span> for a day or so.
Had to leave work today <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> may have to take time off as I have no <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voice</span>. My sinus issues seem to be worse <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> digestion, may be causing this. My ENT is doing some tests. If anyone has suggestions , pls send my way. Thank you!!
I experience a tightness in the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>throat</span> area <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voice</span> becomes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hoarse</span>. As soon as I stop talking, for example, go to bed - the next morning my voice and vocal cords feel fine and the hoarsness is gone. I never experience it at work but don't talk as much at work. Is there something I can do about it or should I be worried about it.
I just took some ibuprofen for it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> am drinking tons of water <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> ginger ale. My <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>throat</span> looks normal, not red or inflamed, no white patches. My lymph nodes feel no more swollen than usual (they've remained enlarged since my bout of mono 20 years ago). I wondered about oral thrush due to the antibiotics but I don't seem to have those symptoms, unless this very painful throat is one of them. My tongue looks normal.
My 9yr old has had a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sore</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>throat</span> for about two weeks. Her <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>throat</span> is red but no visible white bumps or pus. Her voice is hoarse but she has no other symptoms.
No semen ever entered my mouth. A few days later I got really sick, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sore</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>throat</span>, fever, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> eventually lost my voice for a few days. When I recovered, my voice sounded different.. not hoarse per say, but just different, and was noticed by a few others. Ever since then, I could feel that my voice has not recovered. While my nose is not that stuffed or runny, there is always mucus present. It has gotten harder to swallow, and I can't drink liquids as fast as I used to.
Long story short, when I was finally diagnosed with a hypothyroid condition <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> began treatment, the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sore</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>throat</span> feeling <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hoarse</span> voice discontinued, as well as major clinical depression I had suffered for 4 years. Just a thought; one never knows...
I never had problems with my voice but 1 year back I started getting a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hoarse</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voice</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I like to sing a lot but I have been unable to hit the high notes. My <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voice</span> has improved but it is not right. No pain or choking when I eat or drink. I feel sometimes like I have a coating of mucus around my vocal cords and once in awhile a little mucus comes up and then it feels clear for a bit. I have always had a strong voice since I had stage training.
Over a year ago I went to a Naturopath and the strict diet completely took away the mucus but gave me a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hoarse</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voice</span>. I ate all heathy foods <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> tonnes of almonds <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> nuts. I did research <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> found out that almonds can cause tight throat which causes hoarseness! Ever since then I have cut out peanuts and almonds to be safe. Speech therapy helped too with proper breathing techniques. and I guess there is always the basics to cut back on things like milk and cheese.
Tonight I developed this feeling in my upper right side of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>throat</span>. It feels like I have a lump in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>throat</span> right there <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> when I swallow food it is actually rather sore. It is only one spot in my throat. I am assuming it is my esophagus with the problem since it is worse upon swallowing food. What could be causing this? Should I seek emergency care or can this wait for my Gastro doc on Monday morning?
Not to try to worry you but tonsillitis <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> mononucleosis start with a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sore</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>throat</span>. The height of the fever <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> duration <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> depth of the illness should be your signal to see a doctor. I would try Echinacea and Goldenseal Extract 3x/day, if after trying for a day and the symptoms persist see a doctor. The blood in the mucus could be that the swelling is very severe, don't wait too long.
Hello <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> hope you are doing well. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>throat</span> infections <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> thyroid causes have been ruled out. Sometimes it can also happen due to iron deficiency anemia causing Plummer-Vinson syndrome, where there changes to the soft lining of the throat causing hoarseness of the voice. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
I've been on Prilosec and I sleep almost sitting up <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the weak <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hoarse</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voice</span> has not improved. I've tried cutting caffein out of my diet <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> that hasn't helped. Nothing i've tried in four years has helped whatsoever. I've started to get a hopeless/desperate feeling come over me. The doctors i've seen have no real interest in ruling out the possible causes of this problem. The treat me like it's an frivolous annoyance when the exact opposite is true.
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