Throat problems when singing

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Avatar n tn About 2 months ago, I was doing a solo with my church choir. I had to sing a very high and extended note (I'm a first soprano). I think I strained my vocal cord or something because that day my throat started hurting when I speak or sing. My throat does not feel sore otherwise. I've tried antibiotics and gargling with Peroxide, but they didn't help. Any ideas?
Avatar m tn Been having problems with my throat for the last year. Began after an upper airway infection last spring. Constantly sore throat, lost of burning. Started to have pain while singing, and swallowing. Tried antibiotics and allergy medicin with little or no help. Now after a year my tounge shows atrophy and fasicuisations. Been to ENT´s, neuros, gastro, all tests comes back normal. The doctors susspected ALS, but it seems pretty sure to be ruled out.
Avatar m tn I noticed a pain in my throat last night while singing. I was only doing it unconsciously so I didn't worry until it became completely unbearable. At this point I stopped singing completely and even stopped speaking for the rest of the night. I woke up this morning to find that every time I swallow there's a clicking above my Adam's Apple. It isn't there when I turn my head left, or right.
1679858 tn?1346765181 Hi....when u say the lump in ur throat affects ur singing...what do u mean? It can be GERD/acid reflux...or it can be chiari affecting u.... When it affected my singing, my throat felt like I had spasms...and my voice was gone, nothing was coming out....and it felt strange like when u cry or get emotional, this is y I asked this of Heather....I had no idea it was chiari and b4 I got my dx my DD thought I was just lip singing in church...I felt bad, but I could not get nething out.
Avatar m tn Shouting and talking very loudly or talking or singing a lot and straining the voice can also damage the vocal chords. When singing, it is always important to do vocal warm up exercises to loosen up the chords so that you do not strain the vocal chords when singing. If you suffer from gastric problems like acid reflux, or GERD, that too can damage the vocal chords as the gastric fluids enter the oesophagus.
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).
228936 tn?1249094248 Hi, I have some reflux problems and swallowing /throat problems that my doctor said could be from long term untreated reflux. Could this make it difficult to sing, ie, making my throat feel irritated while singing? This is a problem because I am a musician and am expected to sing sometimes.
Avatar f tn ive had chronic ear infections my whole life, have been told the tubes in my ear close up when i sleep and mucas gets stuck in there, gets stagnant, and then i get an infection. after hundreds of trips to ent and family med dr, they basically just treat me with antibiotics and send me on my way. now at age 38 they seems to be less frequent, and when It does happen its much less painfull. I notice my head feels very congested and i cant hear well.
Avatar m tn Lately I have been having a lot of mucus buildup in my throat, not really my throat, it feels kind of in the middle, like a combination of my nose and throat. My voice has changed as well, both normal and singing (singing more) and it constantly feels like something is stuck in between my nose and doesn't hurt at all, it's just there and annoying. I'm not sure if it's vocal damage from all my screaming or if it's an underlying issue maybe more serious.
Avatar f tn I was taking singing lessons, I would sing for about an hour everyday, but when the discomfort started I postponed the singing lesson. I the discomfort always tend to get worse after I talk for a long period of time or if I do try to sing something. Could I have vocal cord nodules, if so, what do I need to do to rid myself of them?
Avatar n tn i have lost my complete upper register singing voice, ie cant scream, have had nodules removed in the past, and recently have a feeling of something in my throat, kind of like my adams apple is a little bit swollen. eating seems to alleviate this for a short time and i also salivate and get a sore jaw only with the very first bite of food when im hungry.
Avatar m tn An adept Ear Nose and Throat specialist can address your concerns. It sound as if you indeed stand to gain greatly from tonsillectomy but an ENT should be consulted right away.
Avatar n tn I had my thyroid removed a week ago today, and I have had zero problems with my voice. I had a bad sore throat for a bit from the breathing tube during surgery, but that was really it. I do local community theatre and was worried about my voice, as well, and the doctor (general surgeon for me) he couldn't guarantee anything, of course. I'm not sure how rare of an effect it is, though. It really can be the luck of the draw, I think.
Avatar m tn Hellow , I am 20 years old amd am a singer . Few days ago I hitted too many high notes since then am feeling pain & something stuck in my throat, not always but few times specially when i try to sing . My voice is not opening up and it hurts when I try to sing . I saw the ENT doctor & did my endoscopy . He said everything is fine , U've just bit of mucus but am not feeling everything fine . I dont smoke or drink .
Avatar m tn I used to have a smooth and melodious singing voice but now it is almost gone and I use to squeak in the middle of my singing. I cannot control my voice properly, singing in falsetto notes is hopeless now. Flexibility of my voice is also gone my throat feels tightened and restricred I cannot do proper vibrato or so. And the part of my throat around my Adams's Apple also pains. Please Help me :( And sorry for my bad English...
Avatar m tn Really, sorry - I forgot something else that may be important so I want to add to this one more time: I am also shorter on breath and I can tell not as much air is getting pushed through. I know this because I have to take more breaths when singing in places I don't normally have to and when working out I can tell I have to breathe a lot more.
Avatar m tn (as one learns in voice training) yields atonal growls -Must use excessive muscular effort to project my voice across a room -Pitch instability when sustaining a pitch and drastic voice breaks when sliding from pitch to pitch -Feeling of discomfort, inflexibility, strain, almost like a grinding feeling in my throat when talking at normal pitch -Voice very quickly fatigues (within a minute or two of talking) After quick googling, I would think it was vocal nodules.
Avatar m tn Had problems for a year. Had some sort of throat infection, flu symptoms, sore throat,( but unsure if this is connected with my problems now.). Then I started having problems with my voice. Difficulties with singing and screaming.Tired. Doctor saw redness in throat, and I got allergi medicines, and antibiotics. Not much help in them. During summer, voice problems worse.Pain using voice and swallowing. Lump in the throat feeling, sometimes food stuck in throat. Pain in the neck.
Avatar f tn I used to sing alot as a child but after puberty I stopped due to an aching pain below the chin on each side of the middle throat. It worsens after talking and has been there every day for the past 7 years. Some days I try to avoid talking and singing due to the discomfort. It has nothing to do with swallowing. It just always is a dull ache. I've had a camera down my throat to look and there was nothing abnormal. I had my thyroid checked a month ago and was normal.
Avatar m tn Had problems for a year. Had some sort of throat infection, flu symptoms, sore throat,( but unsure if this is connected with my problems now.). Then I started having problems with my voice. Difficulties with singing and screaming.Tired. Doctor saw redness in throat, and I got allergi medicines, and antibiotics. Not much help in them. During summer, voice problems worse.Pain using voice and swallowing. Lump in the throat feeling, sometimes food stuck in throat. Pain in the neck.
Avatar n tn Two years ago, I started singing, but I was using bad technique and I was straining my voice to hit the high notes. This continued one to two hours every day for about 5 months, then i stopped, because the lower range of my voice would start sounding rough after singing for a few minutes. After about one or two months, I started singing again with improved technique, and my voice stopped becoming rough.
Avatar m tn but i have a problem, after singing a have terrible sorethroat and ache... can you help me to solve the problem or some advise?please write me bach. thanks ahead.
Avatar f tn I am assuming the audiologist determined your boy hears perfectly well. So, as for the singing, I think that may have more to do with his vocal cords and throat arrangement, especially since he had problems eating as an infant. I mean, forget the words, and see can he hum all over the scale. But that, too, requires the vocal cords to cooperate, so that might not be the problem, rather a throat thing.
Avatar n tn over the past couple of weeks i have had sinus drainage not enough to even treat and no other symtoms except when trying to singing i can not sing high notes or increase my volume talking is not affected nor singing baritone and my chords feel constricted a feeling i have never experienced before lemon slices don't seem to help to loosen either, i did have a sowlen gland onthe left side of my neck for a couple of months that is gone now This discussion is related to <a href='/post
Avatar n tn Few days before i started seeing blood in my spit i have got my voice very much strained(because of singing). Sometimes i feel very mild pain in my throat(this symptom also started recently say one month). Other than this i do not see any other kind of problem. I am very worried about this. Is this very serious? What could be the reason for this?