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My Mum Had A Flu Virus Which Caused Her To

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Posted on Sat, 28 Dec 2019
Question: My mum had a flu virus which caused her to lose her voice. She has had her voice come and go for 3 weeks. But it is more gone than she can talk properly. She also has intermittent feeling something is stuck in her throat though not sore. She has no other symptoms.
I am worried to death it could be some kind of throat cancer. She has had rectal cancer 3 years ago and ovarian cancer 11 years ago. Do you see the cancer has come back? Please help asap I am really worried
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Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
About throat problems;

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking!
I can understand your concern regarding your mother's health.

As she lost the voice after the flu it is very likely to be due to viral laryngitis but I would suggest seeing an ENT if it persists more than 3 weeks.

If she does not smoke, the chances of laryngeal cancer are very low. Furthermore, ovarian and rectal cancers do not give metastasis in the throat.
So do not get worried!

If there is no pathology in the throat, an ultrasound of the thyroid gland should be done.

Hope the information will help.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Best wishes,
Dr. Mirjeta

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni (46 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
About throat pathology;

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,

It is probably due to thyroid nodules.
She needs to see a physician for a clinical examination. Better to check directly with an ENT.

Regards,
Dr. Mirjeta


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Mirjeta Guni (6 minutes later)
It has been going on for 4 weeks now
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Follow up: Dr. Mirjeta Guni (0 minute later)
Sorry I forgot mum doesn't smoke
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Follow up: Dr. Mirjeta Guni (3 minutes later)
What is the feeling like food getting stuck but then it feels like it dissolves this is only intermittent
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Follow up: Dr. Mirjeta Guni (28 minutes later)
So it's not necessarily cancer
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Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni (35 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It is not necessarily cancer!

Detailed Answer:
No, it is not!
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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My Mum Had A Flu Virus Which Caused Her To

Brief Answer: About throat problems; Detailed Answer: Hello and thank you for asking! I can understand your concern regarding your mother's health. As she lost the voice after the flu it is very likely to be due to viral laryngitis but I would suggest seeing an ENT if it persists more than 3 weeks. If she does not smoke, the chances of laryngeal cancer are very low. Furthermore, ovarian and rectal cancers do not give metastasis in the throat. So do not get worried! If there is no pathology in the throat, an ultrasound of the thyroid gland should be done. Hope the information will help. Let me know if I can assist you further. Best wishes, Dr. Mirjeta