I finally have a photo of the papilloma on my vocal chords
It will be removed in a few weeks and my voice should return to normal.
I hope this link works, otherwise the photo can be found in my photos
along with the papilloma removed from my throat.
Oh I see, I'm in the UK! I'm pretty sure I have oral hpv, I just need to find someone who can diagnose me. Any chance you can tell me how it feels etc? I know everyones different but I need something to compare with. Oral hpv is so damn rare I can't find a lot of info on it!
My history of posts started in the GERD community pages
From my posts under acid reflux:
49 y/o white male, quit smoking and heavy drinking 11 yrs ago, Saw ENT dr. for a sore throat and he found a papilloma on the deep back of my throat and what appears to be an ulcer on my left vocal chord. He stated it is an ulcer because a papilloma wouldn't be red around the outside. Outpatient surgery is scheduled for the papilloma and nexium 40mg is prescribed for 90 days for the ulcer.
Do you agree or might the ulcer be another papilloma?
Answer: Sounds like a logical plan of treatment Acid reflux can definitely cause ulcers in upper airway and symptoms such as cough, hoarse voice etc .
More: I had a sore throat so my ENT dr. performed a Laryngoscopy using a very simple device thru my nose and found what appears to be an ulcer on my left vocal chord. I am now on Nexium for 3 months hoping it will clear up. After 2 weeks there hasn't been much relief.
and More: I've been diagnosed with high risk hpv with one in my throat and possibly one on my vocal chords. That one might be an ulcer from acid reflux. On 2-18 I will have the upper one removed in my dr's office and 3 months of Nexium hopefully will heal the other. Otherwise they will have to knock me out and remove that one too. I plan on posting any developments partly because I can find very little on what I'm going thru.
If you could, please post your developments and you could help the next person who comes along.
All the best,
I did have the upper one removed and it was a benign papilloma (they don't "type" them)
The one on my vocal chords did not respond to GERD treatment so it is most likely also a papilloma and will be removed 5/19/10 using micro laryngoscopy with biopsy. The danger is breaking my front 2 teeth from forcing the device. bummer.
Thanks for the info. There is so little infomation about this out there, no one seems to know anything. I went to the STD clinic and they said they weren't "experts in that feild" and couldn't possibly say what the bumps on my tongue was and told me to go to my docs. I then went to the doctor and they said the bumps were "Just things you get on your tongue sometimes..." I told him about having HPV and he reluctantly referred me to an oral surgeon as I asked him.
I am pretty certain the bumps are HPV related. I know oral HPV is incredibly rare and very unlikely to be on the tongue but I have resigned myself to the fact it is HPV. I am starting to wonder if oral HPV is so rare because it is constantly misdiagnosed and brushed off as nothing.
I am unsure of what will happen from here, the bumps are so tiny and in such an akward place I doubt they will be able to remove them. I hope your 2 teeth don't break, that'd be iceing on top of the cake:/
I also had gerd problems,and found that DGL,get it at the health food store helps in preventing this problem by causing your throat to make the mucos to prevent the acid damage. I discovered a mass behind my uvala that looked like hard mucas,with a black spot in the middle.The way I found it was because of all the blood it produced.I went to an ENT Dr. and was told I had a papillomaon my upper palate,and I should have it removed and biopsied. I will do this some time this summer.I also had the scope ran thru my nose.
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