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I'm a 14 years old girl. These are the symptoms I've been noticing for the past two years and it's getting worse:
-Hoarse voice, everyone is always asking me why am I always "sick"
-Over salivation
-Difficulty swallowing
-Excessive thick mucus
-Sore throat
-Feeling as if something is stuck in my throat
-Difficulty breathing, I sometimes get dizzy for not being able to get enough oxygen and have to pause whatever I'm doing to catch a breath

Keep in mind that these symptoms are present every day and they are really starting to bother me. I don't what's wrong. It's getting out of control. I can barely talk anymore and I'm ashamed of my voice. It's always so croaky, in the best situations it's slightly raspy. Everyone else is noticing this and it's making me really uncomfortable. Could it be because of the tonsils? My doctor told me they were red and swollen when she took a look at them.

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replied July 21st, 2017
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Thank you for asking
I read your question and i understand your concern. Hoarseness of voice at age of 14 should be first evaluated for thyroid gland trouble like hypithyroidism. Also laryngoscopy should be done to assess vocal cords. Apart from it complete hormonal assay should be done. If you have not yet started menses i would suggest complete endocrinological workup.

I hope it helps. Please consult your doctor as our advice is just for education purpose only.

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