Throat problems when singing

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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.
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 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 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 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 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 f tn Did you have any hoarseness prior to the surgery? I have been having problems with hoarseness after singing for some time, it has progressed into being hoarse after only singing for 15 minutes. Funny thing is that I can still produce good sound while singing, but can't speak! I have three fairly large nodules in my right thyroid and one in the left. The doctor is not sure, but I think the nodules are affecting my laryngeal nerves.
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 f tn swimming with head out of water mostly (i.e., cocked up) 4. extensive singing (mostly incorrectly - from throat as opposed to the correct method. Also, periodically when doing certain shoulder weight lifting, I feel a concentrated 'point' of sharp (not oppressive) pain in, approximately, the center of the upper rt quadrant of my back. Also, I feel extreme tightness throughout the entire back of my neck (I actually feel something like 1/2-3/4 inch twisted wire.
Avatar n tn are constantly clearing your throat? When an infection sets into your sinuses , the postnasal drip from that can make a person feel like there is thick mucus sort of "stuck' in the throat area. Also with a chest infection , the mucus gets coughed up & loosens , & as it does this , we cough to clear our airway. Your words not coming out right as you describe it is most likely the post nasal drip or sputum from a chest infection that is literally just resting in your airway.
1028452 tn?1537448484 Like any good mother, when Karen found out that another baby was on the way, she did what she could to help her 3-year-old son, Michael, prepare for a new sibling. They find out that the new baby is going to be a girl, and day after day, night after night, Michael sings to his sister in Mommy's tummy. The pregnancy progresses normally for Karen, an active member of the Panther Creek United Methodist Church in Morristown, Tennessee. Then the labor pains come. Every five minutes...
Avatar f tn I think mine were squeezing the nerve, when the right side of my thyoid came out, my singing voice was better...however, they found that I had cancer, so I had the other side removed. My last surgery was June 09 and I went back to singing and teaching that fall, with no loss of high notes, it is better and clearer. I highly suggest if you are a singer that you find a way to get an ultrasound, if there are nodules, then you will know if that could be a factor.
Avatar n tn I have reflux although I take medicine which generally controls it. A few weeks ago, the reflux was really bad throughout the night and I woke up with a serious taste of blood in my mouth. So I spit and blood was in it. I talked to my gastro and didn't think anything else of it. I sing in my church choir and have done so for the past 14 years. Yesterday while in service I noticed the blood taste in my throat again. This accompanied feelings of strain while singing.
Avatar m tn With the mucusy feeling in my vocal cords, my throat muscles automatically compensate so badly that my upper throat feels extra tight when I start singing the higher notes. If I totally switch to head voice or even falcetto, then the throat relaxes a bit. But that's not what I want or how it used to be. Everything seems to tell me that I'm stuck with this condition forever, but I have always been a fighter. I know there's a solution out there somewhere.
Avatar f tn What will get rid of excessive mucus in the throat. it really interferes with my singing in the church choir.
Avatar f tn Thank you very much for the information. I went to the ENT doctor today. He's the one who made the surgery. He said it's not something to do with my operation. He check my throat and said it's just an infection. My throat is red. Last week he gave me medicine and still my voice is not normal. Today he gave me a strong medicine and asked me to come back next week if it works. I don't cough after eating. My sleep is just normal.
Avatar f tn My rage went down dramatically, and I felt pain when I sing. That was two weeks ago when we first started singing. I stopped this last week, but my throat now hurts all the time, sometimes more than others. It feels like someone is scratching sandpaper in my throat, and just today my whole throat closed up for a few seconds and I couldn’t breathe. It’s getting worse every day. And also, sometimes when I talk my voice cuts off, and that causes a sharp pain. My main concern is when I laugh.
Avatar m tn I sing, and perform live and the pain and tightness in my throat is effecting my larnyx and singing abilities. I read up on symptoms and side effects of the simplex 1 and 2 virus, one of which was pain during urination and another involving neck pains, I haven't had those two problems/symptoms but am still hazzy and concerned.
Avatar n tn If it is anxiety, you would first be feeling nervous and anxious probably about singing. It could be your posture, disc problems, all kinds of things that voice specialists would know about but your primary care doc wouldn't.
Avatar n tn what can be done medically when you loose your singing voice and your regular talking voice gets raspy after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis
Avatar f tn Hi, I am a 24 year old female and I realize that it is uncommon for someone my age to have ALS but I have the symptoms for it. I have muscle twitching in my hands and feet only. I have started get muscle cramps in my feet now. A few months ago I noticed a difference in my eating. It seemed like it was harder to swallow like my food was getting stuck in my throat. I would choke on liquids as well. It also felt like I couldn't clear my voice. It sounded like I had just woke up all the time.
Avatar n tn t want to sing, but I have noticed that when I try singing several songs, I experience bloat. My thinking is that it is the result of too much air-intake when working the diaphragm (for those that do not sing thru their nose...). I am still a little worried about my vibrato, I still notice it, but find it a little harder to achieve and lastly, I don't think that I hit perfect pitch anymore. Prior to the surgery, I have had acid reflux since 2001...
Avatar f tn The biggest problem is I have had trouble with getting vocal fatigue with talking and singing and I have pain in my throat a lot when speaking and singing. I have been tested for the usual, mono, ebv, acid reflux, blood work fine, ent did scope and everything looked fine. They suggested muscle tension dysphonia saying my muscles were too tight. I went to speech pathologist and worked on voice and still nothing has changed.
Avatar f tn At the beginning of this month I believe I strained or damaged my voice from long hours of singing. My throat felt fatigued and I had tension in my neck. Hoarse voice etc etc. I also ended up with a popping/thumping feeling in my throat that happened every time I swallowed except when I was eating or drinking. The best way I can describe the feeling is try and imagine the sensation and pressure of cracking the knuckle of your middle finger and imagining that exact feeling in your throat.
Avatar n tn i had hiatal hernia surgery 10 years ago, it worked great , and 1 year ago my symptoms returned hard, look for alkaline diets on google,give it a try for a week eating 70% alkaline foods and 30% acid, i was suffering for extreme acid reflux, i changed my diet and stop using 40 gram nexium , i am out of nexium now and feel better than ever, no bloating, no reflux and my throat feels like singing!!! i hope it works for you! god bless!
Avatar f tn I noticed after that, that the left side of my throat hurt pretty bad. I took a break singing until the next day but it kept getting worse. The muscle pain spread into my jaw and today up into my temple. Now it hurts like crazy from the left bottoms of my collar bone, up through my throat, into my temple and it started throbbing. I’m at the point of tears and I’m not sure where it’s coming from. I don’t think it’s my teeth since it started in my throat.
Avatar m tn before, i used to yell and sing loudly for as long as i could without any problems, but now when i try to do that it feels like my throat gets fatigued or i have a bit of disconfort. speaking in a normal volume i have no problem with. All this began when i tried to lift a really heavy object and as i heaved i flexed my neck muscles with too much force. thats when i felt the change. its been a year now and im wondering if i may have damaged my vocal chords or something?