Laryngoscopy is an endoscopy of the larynx. It is a procedure where the doctor looks at the larynx, vocal cords, and nearby structures present near the back of the throat. It helps the doctor find the cause behind voice problems, breathing problems, ear pain, airway blockages, and stenosis. There are three kinds of laryngoscopy - indirect laryngoscopy, flexible laryngoscopy, and direct laryngoscopy.
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How to manage my mother's chronic throat pain?
Query: Hi doctor, My mother is suffering from severe pain in the throat since the past six months. We have been to a lot of physicians, and most of them seem to think it is a sore throat. But, the sore throat medications are not helping. One doctor suggested that the throat pain has got something to do ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Your mother seems to suffer from reflux laryngitis. Like the doctor said, it is the inflammation due to excessive production of acid by acid cells in the pharynx, which causes the acid to reflux into the larynx and cause chronic throat irritation.It produces a foreign bo... Read Full »
I have sinusitis and feel like something is stuck in my neck. What can be done?
Query: Hi doctor, I have got chronic sinusitis diagnosed by ENT doctor. I am suffering from difficulties of swelling for months, feel like something is stuck in my neck like sputum or something else that is moving up and down, especially while eating or having flu. Do you think it is related to ENT or I ha... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In such a patient what we would do is a laryngoscopy. Just to rule out any growth or inflammation. Chronic sinusitis due to contact post nasal drip tends to cause reflux-related symptoms and globus feeling. Secondly, we need to check your hemoglobin status to rule ou... Read Full »
I have a sore throat and lost my voice due to it. How to treat it?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old. Over four weeks ago, I started getting a sore throat and lost my voice for about a month now. I have a sore neck like something is grabbing it. My voice has been sore if I try and talk. I have mucus coming up, which is white colored with some blood. I am on Penicillin V... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would suggest you take a swab of the throat mucus and ascertain the organism that is growing and producing the symptoms. The sensitivity pattern will reveal whether the organism is responding to the antibiotic being taken. To help lighten the mucus and remove it... Read Full »
Why is there a sensation of ache on my throat when I laugh or cough?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a sensation of ache in my throat near Adam's apple area only when I laugh or cough. It does not pain, and it is more of an achy muscle feeling, and I have had it for a few months. Is this normal? I am currently taking Lansoprazole and nasal steroids for post nasal drip. I also suff... Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. There can be multiple causes of the symptoms that you are experiencing.1) Reflux laryngitis: due to acid reflux, the acid reaches the larynx and causes constant irritation in the throat.2) Chronis laryngitis: it is seen in people with excessive... Read Full »
What is the cause for something stuck in my throat?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a feeling that something is stuck in my throat for the past 4 to 5 days. There is no pain but I feel uneasy. On drinking water, I feel better, but the feeling of something stuck in my throat still remains. I cannot see any swelling in the neck area. Please suggest the diagnosis and... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This could be due to acid reflux. Try taking Pantocid DSR (Domperidone and Pantoprazole) on an empty stomach for a few days, once or twice daily. For a decisive diagnosis, we need these details as well. 1. Are you diabetic or hypertensive? 2. Did you eat anything from... Read Full »
What is the reason for the difficulty in speech and the change in the voice of my father?
Query: Hello doctor, I am worried about my father. He is not able to speak clearly of late. He feels that his tongue has swollen. I have consulted many doctors, but they were unable to diagnose his disease. All his test reports are alright. There was no problem detected. But one doctor tells us that the mu... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you elaborate on the symptoms ? How old is he? Does he feel like there is something stuck in the throat? Is there any change in voice or a hoarseness? Is there any pain or difficulty in swallowing? Is there any weight loss or loss of appetite? Does he smoke? Does h... Read Full »
After puberty, I feel hard to speak in a normal tone. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a question about my voice. As a kid, I had a raspy voice the entire time until puberty. After I hit puberty, I do not think my parents noticed anything, but people have said I sound like Kermit the frog or that I need to stop mumbling. The problem I have is that I have to try qu... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your nose is blocked then you may have nasal polyps or some nasopharyngeal mass like adenoid or may have deviated nasal septum. For that, an endoscopy or CT scan is required. It may alter the voice. After ruling out these possibilities, you can consult a speec... Read Full »
Do I need surgical intervention for nodule in vocal cords?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 70 years old. I am feeling hoarseness in my voice for some time. A doctor suggested laryngoscopy, and in the scan, there is a nodule in my vocal cord. What should I do now? Should I remove it or just go with medication? Read Full »
Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for providing a brief history and the endoscopic picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). A vocal nodule is a benign lesion situated on the true vocal cord. This is not cancerous and not lethal, not requiring immediate surgery. However, hoars... Read Full »
Can vocal hemorrhage cause vocal problems?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a semi-professional singer and recently, I have been dealing with some vocal problems, I think I had a vocal hemorrhage and it seems to slowly heal, I am really not sure about what it is, so it would mean the world if you could give me your thoughts on it and in how much time it is... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are hemorrhagic patches (early stage) in the anterior one third of both the vocal cords but that will heal if you will take adequate voice rest, drink plenty of water, maintain vocal hygiene for a month and take proton pump inhibitors as well. Get repeat laryng... Read Full »
Why does my Adam's apple hurt on touch?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old male with a history of some tonsil problem. About seven years ago, I had both a peritonsillar abscess and mononucleosis around the same time. After that, I began seeing an ENT for some fatigue and for lymph nodes on my neck that were both large and painless. After a... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you please send me pictures of your throat and of the prescription of the surgery done before? I feel you have recurrent follicular tonsillitis, and you got peritonsillar abscess for the same reason. Chronic throat infection also causes lymph node enlargement, which ... Read Full »