Phlegm in throat

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Phlegm in throat

by MissCyndie on Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:00 AM

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Hi!

I was wondering if any of your guys out there have had any phlegm in the throat following thyroid surgery.  Seems for the past 7 weeks (I"m 10 weeks post op now) I have an excess amount of phlegm clogging up my throat when I try to talk.  The surgeon isn't worried..but I was wondering if anyone else experienced it and if so, how long did it last. Thanks. MissCyndie

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by summeri56 on Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:00 AM

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On 7/28/2009 MissCyndie wrote:

Hi!

I was wondering if any of your guys out there have had any phlegm in the throat following thyroid surgery.  Seems for the past 7 weeks (I"m 10 weeks post op now) I have an excess amount of phlegm clogging up my throat when I try to talk.  The surgeon isn't worried..but I was wondering if anyone else experienced it and if so, how long did it last. Thanks. MissCyndie


Yes,I had it real bad for weeks after surgery even had yellow mucous,thought I was getting an infection.I can't remember how long I had it,but it was so thick I couldn't breathe one time.Then a tight feeling like a band around my neck,they gave me antibiotics.I am sure that is normal for some people.

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by gwenique on Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:00 AM

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yes! wow, i thought it was just me, being sick or something. 

I must say I am sorta reassured that this happens to others. 

 I am about 8 or 9 weeks since surgery now. Obviously the phlegm has gotten better, it was VERY bad for 2-3 week. I resorted to taking mucinex, which did help.

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by MissCyndie on Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:00 AM

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Yeah..it almost chokes a person when they're trying to talk. Seems to manifest itself only when you try to talk. Otherwise, it's not bothersome.
Thanks for the replies. It really helps me to understand this thing better. 

Going to RA on Friday. Pray for me will you that I don't have the awful side effects that I"m reading about on this website. It's scaring the hell out of me what with them telling me that my salivary glands will be swollen, I might throw up the pill and I might have loss of taste of food for MONTHS! OMG!

They didn't tell me THAT at nuclear medicine today. And neck pain? OMG!

The size of golfballs? OMG again!

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by dinparadise on Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:00 AM

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On 7/28/2009 MissCyndie wrote:

Yeah..it almost chokes a person when they're trying to talk. Seems to manifest itself only when you try to talk. Otherwise, it's not bothersome.
Thanks for the replies. It really helps me to understand this thing better. 

Going to RA on Friday. Pray for me will you that I don't have the awful side effects that I"m reading about on this website. It's scaring the hell out of me what with them telling me that my salivary glands will be swollen, I might throw up the pill and I might have loss of taste of food for MONTHS! OMG!

They didn't tell me THAT at nuclear medicine today. And neck pain? OMG!

The size of golfballs? OMG again!


OMG! LOL  MissCindie...Calm down.  It's not that bad and it's all manageable.  I just got out of isolation on Sunday for my second round of RAI and I did just fine.  The chances of you bringing up the pill are slight. I have never even been nauseous (SP??) with RAI.  So hopefully you won't either.  Just relax in your 72 hours time out and stay calm.  Most of us do lose our sense of taste for awhile though so about 1 week out from RAI you might as well be prepared.  But it's not painful, a little nasty tasting, but no pain.  It lasts only a week or so for some and several weeks for others.  But we're lucky in this too will be over before you know it.  Other people with cancer are not that lucky.  As for the glandular problems, you're probably not going to experience it for about 6 months from now.  So stop worrying about it for now.  Take everything step by step.  Maybe you'll be one of the lucky ones who don't get it!!!  Yeah...and then you'll have bragging rights! :} 

Just calm down.  You've done a heck of a job so far.  You're gonna be just fine.  Let us know what fun you're having in isolation!

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by summeri56 on Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:00 AM

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On 7/28/2009 MissCyndie wrote:

Yeah..it almost chokes a person when they're trying to talk. Seems to manifest itself only when you try to talk. Otherwise, it's not bothersome.
Thanks for the replies. It really helps me to understand this thing better. 

Going to RA on Friday. Pray for me will you that I don't have the awful side effects that I"m reading about on this website. It's scaring the hell out of me what with them telling me that my salivary glands will be swollen, I might throw up the pill and I might have loss of taste of food for MONTHS! OMG!

They didn't tell me THAT at nuclear medicine today. And neck pain? OMG!

The size of golfballs? OMG again!


 

I had no salivary gland swelling or any nausea or loss of taste,I had nothing ,everyone is different you might not have anything from it either.Just make sure you get some lemon candies to suck on and drink lots of water.Good luck!

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by n1ladyd on Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:00 AM

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Hi,

Yes I had alot of phlem in my throat. i was concerned about the costant throat clearing and coughing. For me, It took about a week to go away. But when it did clear, Its stayed clear.

 

I had an issue with constant throat clearing before my DX. But now that the thyroid is out, the sx disappeared.

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by jitterbugpearl4 on Wed May 12, 2010 06:09 PM

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I've been 5 years after surgery and still have phelgm to the point, sometimes, of not being able to breathe.  Am going to a scope in June.  Anyone else have this problem for so long? 

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by jitterbugpearl4 on Wed May 12, 2010 06:10 PM

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I've been 5 years after partial thyroid surgery and still have phelgm to the point, sometimes, of not being able to breathe.  Am going to a scope in June.  Anyone else have this problem for so long? 

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