Loss of voice after throat surgery to remove polyp
An ENT recently found a polyp in my throat and recommended surgery. At the time the only symptom I had was a feeling something was stuck in my throat but my voice was fine. The polyp was removed and is benign. When I woke from surgery I couldn't talk. It has been a week since surgery and the most voice I have is a whisper with effort. The pitch fluctuates and the best way I can describe the sound is like someone with laryngitis. Is it normal to experience this after polyp removal? How long should I wait for the voice to return before seeking help?
I am having surgery soon for the same problem, i was wondering if anyone can tell me if your put to sleep or are u awake while having the operation, please can someone tell me im really worried as i have about 3 polyps to be removed.
I had surgery 8 days ago to remove polyps from my voice box and can still only talk in a whisper. I was told to rest my voice for a couple of days,which I did, but still no improvement. If anyone is reading this who has any advice on this I would be very grateful to hear it.
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