Throat and voice problems

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Avatar n tn Is it possible for a hiatial hernia to cause problems with my throat and voice. My symptoms are loss of voice when I talk for a little while---I can no longer sing---I can't get any range at all----my voice has grown so low that when I answer the phone people think its my husband answering. If you have any ideas I'd certainly appreciate it. Thank you very much.
Avatar f tn I had a bad cold and then got laryngitis. That lasted 3 weeks and then the 4th week my voice came back but still hoarse. I have pain on my left side of my neck and tenderness on that side when I swallow. Dr checked me out and said throat is not red and gave me pills for acid reflux. It's been 4 days and don't think its acid reflux....voice and neck still the same. Anyone know what it could be ??
Avatar m tn Hi, I'm 20 years old and a physically healthy male. Four years ago I decided I wanted a raspy voice because it sounded cool. In order to permanently cement it, I began screaming into pillows, .etc and even smoked a bit for that purpose. But after 8 months or so of doing this my voice changed. Yes, it was unwise. I don't scream or smoke anymore but my voice seems to have never recovered from those days.
Avatar f tn I think it has something to do with the jaw, the muscles in the throat and the nerves in the throat which are being vibrated by the vocal chords. I saw an ENT last fall. He said my vocal chords were just fine. He saw something else a little red but could not see any reason why I couldn't talk. I was a little hoarse at that time but had a lot of pain in my throat. I would like to be able to sing as I go through school (getting my Masters in Music Education).
Avatar f tn T GO AWAY, I TRED COUGH SYRUPS, GARGLED WITH WARM SALT WATER, SUCKED ON HALLS AND HARD CANDY, STILL NO HELP, ALWAYS HAD TO CLEAR MY THROAT, I MEAN LIKE EVERY 3 MINUTES, LIKE SOMETHING WAS STUCK IN THE BACK OF MY THROAT, I DID THIS TO THE POINT MY THROAT FELT RAW AND SORE, MY VOICE WAS ALMOST GONE AND I KNOW I WAS DAMAGING MY VOCAL CORDS CLEARING MY THROAT SO MUCH, BUT COULDN'T STOP!!! DR.
Avatar m tn Maybe you should see an otolaryngologist and have a stroboscopic vocal fold examination. Have you done this? They can see what your vocal folds are doing, if they have nodules or polyps or other injuries; or if they're not functioning properly due to muscle weakness or nerve damage. Depending on the results, he may recommend seeing a speech pathologist that specializes in voice disorders.
Avatar m tn s never really been an issue. Recently I develoloped serious problems with my voice and throat and I went to a specialist where I had a gastroscopy done as he felt it that my reflux could possibly be causing the problem. I was put on Protium 40 initially but my GP put me on Protium 20 after about three months(mistake on her part possibly) which has controlled it but I still get reflux from time to time. I have been on protium for 6 months approx but my vocal issues still exist.
Avatar m tn A few days ago, while trying to belt out some higher notes, I hurt my voice. My voice is hoarse, and in the hollow of my throat, right between my collar bones, there is a burning sensation. My voice cracks occasionally, and I noticed a loss of one octave spanning across the past five months, and it gets tired really easily. I have put myself on vocal rest, and have been keeping the talking to a minimum. I also noticed that when I sing, my larynx goes up really high. What could this be?
Avatar n tn I've had an ongoing problem with my voice box over the past 3 years, not last year but this one and the one before.(2006&2008). I have mucus that develops and causes me not to be able to talk, until I gargle deeply and can loosen and cough up the sometimes hard and bloody mucus. I've seen a doctor about this and treatments by antibiotics haven't worked and treatment for acid reflux hasn't worked. I don't smoke and only drink occassionaly.
Avatar n tn A day later I started to lose my voice and could not get rid of the sore throat. I have always had bouts of pharyngitis, though never with voice loss. That is what it feels like, pharyngitis. Could the badly decayed tooth be causing the pharyngitis + the voice loss.?
Avatar m tn For some reason it almost seems like honey/lemon and tea almost makes my throat worse. It creates more mucus and causes more voice problems it seems.
Avatar f tn When I get excited like at football games or loud parties my throat seems to tighten up and my voice is altered to very low like laryngitis until I settle down and its over. At night I seem to have to clear my throat alot if I don't constantly drink water. I also notice that my tonsils have cryptic craddles and some times collect food thats eaten and decays causing very bad breath even when I can't see anything in my tonsils.
Avatar n tn m taking neurontin to control the coughing but I still have constant throat clearing and breathing difficulties. Has anyone had any of these problems? This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/282990'>Constant throat clearing</a>.
Avatar f tn I have pains running from my middle ear down my neck. My whole neck is aching and I woke up with no voice. My throat feels a bit swollen and everything is throbbing. I do have ringing in my ears, and a growling noise when I shut my eyes or yawn. I have a headache in the back of my head and I've felt groggy all day. I do have vertigo. I am 16 and without health care. Any help?
Avatar f tn s always liquids), cracking voice, throat irritation, post nasal drip, throat clearing, difficulty swallowing, sensation of something in throat and worse asthma. I take allergy medications (antihistamines and steroid nasal spray) and haven't had problems with post nasal drip for a while...I was wondering why that's been happening lately. Thanks for the list...I'll take a trip to my doctor.
Avatar m tn When the hoarseness didn’t pass I went to an ENT (three weeks ago now) who had a look at my vocal cords with a camera and told me they where red/swollen. His theory was that I had been misusing my voice and prescribed voice rest. Now, it’s been a month and a half since my symptoms first started and my voice still is really bad. I have been resting my voice sort of on and off and probably could have done a better job at it.
Avatar f tn m in my 10th week of treatment I have developed an awful cough but also my voice is very raspy and my throat hurts from time to time sometimes severely my doc says there is no infection but it feels like it , I gave up smoking cause I was finding it difficult to breath anyone else had this ?
Avatar f tn I have problems with my voice and have for about 30 yrs.I got hit in the throat causing a bone that controls one side of my voice box. I don't know about that type of surgery, but if you were put to sleep they insert a tube down your airway and inflat a balloon to hold it in place. If it is not properly deflated before removing, it can also break those bones. That would give you air instead of sound.
Avatar m tn Im Just 22 from India, and been having this problem for around say 5 years from today,i feel theres a tight feeling,a lump at the back of my throat, sumthing ready to be swallowed,but stuck there, and my voice keeps gettn hoarse time to time,if i sleep or take rest for sumtime,it gets fine for sometime,but tends to get worse in few minutes,water helps at times,though i try n keep my vocal chords and throat hydrated,,my worse gets hoarse from time to time,and i am really down and depressed at tim
Avatar m tn This can be caused by bacterial or viral infections, mucus coating due to post nasal drip, irritation of the throat and voice box by irritants. Irritants can be anything from dust, smoke, etc. Damage can also be caused if you suffer from acid reflux. You may have damage to the vocal chords by over use, or by straining the vocal chords. If you do sing, then do make sure you do vocal warm ups. The voice box needs to be looked after like any other part of your body.
Avatar n tn I'm only 17 and for the past year or so, worsening over time, i've noticed that my throat gets clogged with something, and I'll caugh and caugh and try to clear my throat, but it doesn't work..it's especially worse after I eat. Also, around the same time I begun to notice that, i've also been gagging uncontrollably after I eat. Not throwing up, just gagging. I've never had an eating disorder or anything like that..