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Avatar_m_tn Now I have had some real issues with my throat.....an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> the past month I have had a rraspy <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>voice</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> almost at times losing it . My thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t is sore at times and I have a cough with it . I know I should go to my doctor...but I am scared what he might say . Please if you will respond to this question I would appreciate it .
Avatar_f_tn I read somewhere that having hypothyroid can effect your <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>voice</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>? I keep losing my <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>voice</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> to the point of not being able to sing at all. I am a singer and a teacher and really need my an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voicean>! I am currently on armour and am trying to figure out my correct dosage. Can my hypothyroid problem be playing a part in me having no an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voicean> anymore? any suggestions an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> a super frustrated singer?
Avatar_f_tn I was was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism about two years ago and have been on daily medication since. I still have a hoarse <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>voice</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> and pain in the thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t region when I talk and/or sing. I am a singer and my range has drastically decreased making it nerely impossible to sing. I was told by my doctor that I have a badly swollen an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voicean> box and was encouraged to drink tea and avoid caffine. after several months, I have seen no progress/change. What could be an additional cause to my an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voicean> problems?
865758_tn?1285956504 Ok I am experiencing so many symptoms with my lovely Hashi's but lately I keep losing my an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voicean> or it is very hoarse. Is this normal? My levels are not good with my Free T4 being very low but I have resumed a new med and it has only been 11 days since I started it. My ultrasound I had done due to soreness and diffuculty swallowing only showed severe inflammation. Is the inflammation causing problems with my an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voicean>? Is this normal?
Avatar_n_tn I have had every lung function test known to man, and have tested negative an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> TB. There is no COPD, emphysema, or lung c<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncer. I saw an ear,nose and thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t doctor and NONE of them can tell me what is causing this insane coughing. I have had it an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> over twenty years and I quit smoking 15 years ago. I coughed LESS when I smoked. I do not cough more at any specifc time, the cough occurs morning, noon, night or any time in between.
Avatar_f_tn lets see, lung c<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncer, thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t c<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncer, esphogeal c<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncer, sinus c<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncer, tonsil c<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncer, lymphoma, melanoma, bone cancer, etc...the list continues. I know I'm acting crazy. When I think about it rationally, all of this just sounds absurd. But I can't stop. My wife just tunes me out now. Its got even worse after our son was born because of my fear of leaving my wife and child alone when I die...of cancer.
Avatar_n_tn My father is 59 years old and has been smoking an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> a long time. He started losing his an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voicean> about a year ago and went to see a Otolayngologist who did a biopsy. They found out it wasn't cancer but sores and gave him medicine. He's been taking the medicine an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> some few months now and will see the doctor an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> a follow up. His an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voicean> is not getting any better, and is actually worsening it sounds like he is a squealing mouse or wheezing excessively.
Avatar_f_tn I feel like I am chocking, my thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t hurts, I feel lumps, I lose my <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>voice</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>, an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lostan> of weight (25 lbs), extreme fatique. My pain in my throat/neck is there everyday. I told my doctor 12 months ago and nothing has been done. I feel like no one is listening to me and I don't know what to do. I am so afraid of cancer. Can anyone help me?? I take protonix 40 mg at night. I wanted to rule out my acid reflux, which I have had an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> over 8 years. My pain still there.
Avatar_n_tn I aM SPITTING UP **** EVERY MORNING. IS THIS THRO<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>T OR LUNG C<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>NCER? I aM SCaRED. I COUGH aT NIGHT aND aT WORK. I aM THINKING THaT IT IS 'SICK BUILDING SYNDROME'. WHEN I aM aT WORK, I HaCK aND CaN'T CaTCH MY BREaTH. aNYONE ELSE GO THRU THIS? PLS TELL ME!
Avatar_n_tn about 10 years ago I did a trial of Claritin and it didn't stop my sore thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t, mucus problems. My <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>voice</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> gets tired very easily. I could never have a job where I had to speak all day as that leads to a brutal sore throat. I ordered some NaC to see if that helps clear the mucus.
Avatar_n_tn But with LPR, the sphincters don't work right. Stomach acid backs up into the back of your thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t (pharynx) or <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>voice</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> box (larynx), or even into the back of your nasal airway. It can cause inflammation in areas that are not protected against gastric acid exposure." I've scheduled an appointment with family doctor and I am going to present my finding. I'm a male, in my mid 60's and I'm about 40 lbs overweight . When the acid reflux events happen I've usually eaten just bean style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>e bedtime.
Avatar_n_tn I am just concerned whether it can't be something more serious, thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t c<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncer or something? I will not know an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> sure until my appointment with ENT specialist in a cpl of months (NHS!!!!!), that is why I look an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> peace of mind, advice from anyone whohas ever experienced or heard of anything alike. Please help, all comments will be so deeply appreciated!
Avatar_n_tn Is it possible an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> the doctor to mistake a possible lung c<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncer an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> TB? Now keep in mind that I have had a lung allergy an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> 3 years where I get asthma type attacks sometimes where I have to use a ventoline enhaler.
Avatar_f_tn Not to minimize the fact that you have c<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncer, but at least it IS a very curable c<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncer, so I only have good thoughts about it. =~) Keep us updated, am praying an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> you.
Avatar_n_tn Generally the narrowing feeling seems to be below my <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>voice</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> box. When it's getting bad my <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>voice</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> will crack and I will sound hoarse until I clear my thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t. I've been on two different kinds of reflux pills, no help. I don't have reflux! I don't even get heartburn. Sometimes I feel the docs are just guessing and others are just putting me on all these meds to get kickbacks from the drug companies. I just want to know what the h*ll is wrong with me.
Avatar_n_tn I do from time to time have a problem with losing my <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>voice</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> and don't know if it has anything to do with the surgery. My surgeon told that the more bumping around they do to your vocal cords and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voicean> box, the long it takes an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> your an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voicean> to come back. My only complaint is that I can no longer hit really high notes like I did bean style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>e the surgery so singing isn't as much fun as bean style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>e.
Avatar_n_tn He was diagnosed with prostate cancer 6 years ago and treated it with radiation. The c<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncer reappeared a few years later as colon c<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncer and he had a section of his colon and his gall bladder removed. about a year ago the cancer surfaced again, this time as liver cancer with spots detected in his stomach and lungs as well. We have known an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> some time that the cancer is terminal. My dad has been on chemo. until recently, in hopes of extending his life.
Avatar_n_tn a baby that is exposed to HPV very rarely develops warts in the thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t or <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>voice</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> box. If the warts block the birth canal, a woman may need to have a cesarean-section (C-section) delivery. However, HPV infection or genital warts are not a sole reason an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> C-section." Your doctor is NOT incompetent. HPV is very common, and overt genital warts are often present at delivery.
Avatar_f_tn On top of that I notice that I am constantly LOSING MY <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>voice</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> in mid-sentence. I will be singing to my son and a whole word is an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lostan>. I thought it was just that I could not sing (my dog would agree). Then it became worse and quite more often. Now I lose my "WORDS" and least 10 times or more a day just in regular conversation. I have a problem with acid reflux as well. I have recently gained a lot of weight.
Avatar_n_tn at first it was an odd lumpy feeling in my throat and now it's a very dry feeling, I've had a dry cough and have been losing my <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>voice</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> a little. I've also noticed what seems like a sinus headache and stuffy nose. I think I am coming to the conclusion that this is just sinus and or allergy related, although I take Claritan daily, this has been a particularly bad season an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> pollen counts. So who knows!
Avatar_n_tn I have to continually and brutally clear my thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t to find my <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>voice</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>. If I don't, it goes husky, high and muffled; extremely hard to talk. This has impacted severly on my work and personal life, I'm extremely depressed and anxious all the time. I've seen ENTs, allergists, a Naturopath, even a Chinese Medicine guy, but no answers. The naturopath found that there was definite allergic reaction in my body, and that I had severly low Zinc and stomach acid levels.
Avatar_n_tn I'm wondering, if I had thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t or tongue c<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncer, would it show on a CT scan of the lungs? I had a scan done last week and I think they scan all the way up the neck. I'm not sure though. My PCP says that it's not cancer because the pain goes away after a week, and cancer doesn't go away. Is she right? You cant have off and on pain and swelling with cancer? another thing, even though the pain goes away after a week, the other symptoms hang on much longer. also, CBC negative.
Avatar_m_tn It began in 1976 and re occurs every 5 to 6 years. I get a sore thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t (not tonsils but when you swallow) I now go straight on antibiotics and use Bricanyl inhaler although it doesnt seem to have much effect except to cause alot of mucus coughed up from the lungs. It causes me to have spasm coughing and if I cannot control this to 3 or 4 coughs my windpipe closes over making it hard to breath in or out.
Avatar_n_tn To everyone mystified by what might be wrong with them, please research: LaRYNGOPHaRYNGEaL REFLUX (LPR) an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> 9 months, I had all the same symptoms everyone here was talking about: choking feeling, difficulty swallowing, the "globus" feeling of something being "stuck" in the throat (swollen epiglottis flap), asthma-like wheezing in the throat, hoarse an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voicean>, etc. I finally convinced a G.I. doctor to scope down my throat, and it turned out to be Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR).
Avatar_m_tn I also am very concerned about thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t c<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncer. I am a non-smoker, but my grandpa did die of the disease so it may be hereditary. all of my symptoms seems to parralell with throat cancer symptoms. all I can do at this point is pray and wait on my appointment.
Avatar_n_tn I went to my family doctor, they took a series of blood tests, said everything was fine, sent me to an ENT, who put a video line in my nose and down my thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t, checked out everything in my thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t to my <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>voice</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> box and said everything was ok. He suggested I get a Barium swallow, which I didn't do, instead I went to a gastrointestinal specialist who peran style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>med an upper endoscopy. They said everything looked fine, and took a couple of biopsies, one from my esophagus and one from my stomach.
Avatar_n_tn I clear my thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t alot and I am very curious of c<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncer. I have a serious allergy and I am semi-congested but I cannot stop clearing my throat, I don't know what to do? I have mentioned to my doctor but she says it's from my allergies, I think it's more than that, what can I ask my doctor to do or what tests can I recommend to check. She has checked my thyroid but it's normal. Please let me know what I can do?
Avatar_m_tn I get mall particles of food that gets stuck in the back of my thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t somewhere around the nasal passage area. These are small particle of hard food like a part of a peanut shards after being chewed up.. or really small pills like 10mg lipitor (I don't know how many of the liptors have literally dissolved back there instead of my stomach) almost every night I have something stuck there it causes my sinus to swell in the during sleep and can sometimes get painful if it does not get dislodge.
694885_tn?1232653548 I'm not a Dr but suffocation isn't the way I opt to go and neither is C<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncer. Suffocation probably would happen LONG bean style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>e any c<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncer takes over, so I would be more concerned about every breath I take instead of the Big C word. I don't know if this is the right community an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> you to gain suppport.
198187_tn?1190637930 The snoring is making my thro<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t really sore again, and my <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>voice</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> is worse that it was last week. I still can't drink without choking, unless I stand and bend at my waist. I'm just tired of the whole dang mess. But you're right. This area is VERY hard to heal because it's moving all the time. Do you remember how long it took an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> your an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>voicean>/breathing to go back to normal? I know I'm being impatient as it's only been a little over a week. I truly appreciate your thoughts and prayers.