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Throat

Recurrent Sore Throat

Sore throats can be painful and annoying. Fortunately, most sore throats are caused by a minor illness and go away without medical treatment.
Several conditions can cause a sore throat, including bacterial infections, viral infections, irritants and injuries. Treatment for a sore throat depends on the cause. You may be able to use home treatment to obtain relief.

Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy are surgeries that remove the tonsils or adenoids. These surgeries are used to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children and are rarely used to treat snoring in adults. The surgeries do typically require a stay in the hospital.

Swallowing Problems

Difficulty swallowing is also called dysphagia. It is usually a sign of a problem with your throat or esophagus—the muscular tube that moves food and liquids from the back of your mouth to your stomach. Although dysphagia can happen to anyone, it is most common in older adults, babies, and people who have problems of the brain or nervous system.

Vocal Nodules

Thyroid nodules are growths or lumps in the thyroid gland in the front of your neck. This gland controls how your body uses energy. Most thyroid nodules are not cancerous and do not cause problems. Many don’t even need treatment.

However, sometimes a thyroid nodule can cause problems. Sometimes a nodule can make too much thyroid hormone. When a nodule makes too much hormone, the rest of the gland is suppressed and doesn’t work as hard as usual.

Throat Cancer

Thyroid cancer is a disease that you get when abnormal cells begin to grow in your thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is shaped like a butterfly and is located in the front of your neck. It makes hormones that regulate the way your body uses energy and that help your body work normally.

Thyroid cancer is an uncommon type of cancer. Most people who have it do very well, because the cancer is usually found early and the treatments work well. After it is treated, thyroid cancer may come back, sometimes many years after treatment.


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