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Old 09-13-2008, 08:39 AM   #1
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how to strengthen your voice after thyroid surgery

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Re: how to strengthen your voice after thyroid surgery

How long ago was your surgery? How weak is your voice? In normal situations there is a lot of swelling, it goes down very gradually, and the voice gets gradually stronger.

If there is vocal chord paralysis, it takes a while too, can get better by itself, or after a few months, there are injections an ENT can give you to get it better at that point.

 
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How long ago was your surgery? How weak is your voice? In normal situations there is a lot of swelling, it goes down very gradually, and the voice gets gradually stronger.

If there is vocal chord paralysis, it takes a while too, can get better by itself, or after a few months, there are injections an ENT can give you to get it better at that point.
i had my surgery on 8-21-08 i had my whole thyroid removed because it was very enlarged.right now my voice is weak and hoarse -i thought it might be some exercise or therapy that would help.the dr said my vocal cords were working fine

 
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Re: how to strengthen your voice after thyroid surgery

I took used some advil, and just waited, because my surgeon told me that there's swelling for months after surgery, internally, so I figured when the swelling went down, it would get stronger.

After my tt, I had a voice, but I couldn't extend it, then I could extend it but couldn't sing, then suddenly, I realized, around 8-12 weeks, it was pretty much back to normal.

My friend had two surgeries (due to discovery of cancer on her first lobectomy), and she's a public speaker, and she really had no voice for several months, and then around month 3 it started returning stronger and stronger, and she says by around 5 months ago, she was close to normal, and she actually had one vocal chord paralyzed.

It's a lot of patience......you could do speech exercises, but I think resting it as much as possible is key.

 
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i had my surgery on 8-21-08 i had my whole thyroid removed because it was very enlarged.right now my voice is weak and hoarse -i thought it might be some exercise or therapy that would help.the dr said my vocal cords were working fine
I had vocal chord nerve damage after my surgery and the answer was rest, rest and more rest. You cant hurry this and theres really very little you can do to help it along, you've just gotta wait for it to heal itself. 2 years on and my voice is pretty much back to normal, but when I speak for long periods it goes very weak - this is due to the damage though I think so you should be ok
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thank you so much God bless you

 
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