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Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders

Raspy throat and crackly voice

06/30/2009

Question:

I am a 67 year old female that has had a slightly enlarged thyroid with a solid nodule on each side, but it still produces the hormones. Lately I have had a crackly voice, a hollow feel and I have to repeatedly clear my throat. It is not sore just bothersome. I started using estrogen creme, under doctor`s orders, since the middle of May. That is the only change in medication that I am doing. Can you give me any insight on this problem? Thank you

Answer:

Unfortunately, I do not have enough information to give you detailed information. I would recommend a thyroid ultrasound and voice evaluation by an ENT physician. This would give a more detailed evaluation of your condition and insight into treatment.

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Response by:

Lee   Zimmer, MD Lee Zimmer, MD
Assistant Professor or Otolaryngology, Director of Endoscopic Cranial Base Center
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati