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Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Typically no: Vocal cord nodules/cysts typically do not cause pain, but often hoarseness. If the cyst is infected or becoming too large, may cause pain and difficul ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hassan Arshad
15 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hoarseness: Vocal cord nodules are usually caused by vocal abuse. The main symptom is hoarseness. They do not cause pain and can not be felt. An ENT doctor can ex ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yo-El Ju
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ENT: Otolaryngologist, or "ear nose throat" doctor specializes in this problem.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Surgery: Vocal cord nodules are generally treated with surgery.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Vocal cord nodules: This is basically a callous of the vocal cord. It produces a change in one's voice. They are most often due to over use of your voice. First line trea ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on the cause: Vocal cord nodule may need resection to ascertain the cause of the nodule. Vocal cord nodules can be cancer, viral infection, voice disuse etc. It w ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: Voice abuse is the most common cause of a vocal fold nodule. It is a thickening of the lining epithelium and usually requires voice therapy. However ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: With good vocal therapy, one get return of their voice following voice surgery.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Follow up: You should contact your surgeon for a re-check and re-examination of your vocal cords. This can usually be done easily in the office.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Growth in voice box: Vocal cord polyps are benign lesions that can occur either one or both sides of voice box.
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