This is all weird to me & don't know much about this! I went to my ENT and she scoped me in her office, but couldn't see my Larynix or my vocal chords! This was due to my ARYTENOIDS (a part of the throat that helps speech, breathing, and swallowing) was extremely swollen!I think it's a joint in your throat! She said I only have a tiny opening in my airway and that's why I have trouble breathing! She didn't want me to go to emergency room cuz she said they won't know what to do! I must call these docs she gave me at a nearby hospital! They're throat specialists and have more equipment to see better than she does! This is not an allergy she said! My sister looked it up on Internet and people with RA/Rheumatoid Arthritis or any arthritis can be affected by this ARYTENOIDS joints in throat! My doctor want to rule out a malignancy! She cud have given me steroids, but not sure if it would help and she wants this throat specialist to see it as it is now! As soon as 9am comes I'll call for an appointment! She said if I don't get in right away to call her and she'd call them herself and get me in! I just hope they take my insurance! I'm very confused and uncomfortably in pain so whatever it is I hope it will be treated soon so I can speak, eat, and breathe clearly again! I'll keep u up dated! Has anyone ever heard of Swollen ARYTENOIDS before? This is a first for me!!! Thx and GODSPEED!