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Cause of vocal cord problems

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Greco
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General Practice 9 years experience
ENT!: Depending on your insurance, you will need to see your primary doctor for a referral, but otherwise you can make an appointment with an otolarygologis... Read More

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Murray Grossan
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hoarseness: Normally the voice is clear and easily understood. If vocal cords no longer move correctly, the voice quality and sound change. If the vocal cords are... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
ENT first.: Start with a good ENT in your area that has experience treating singers. The ENT can determine the correct diagnosis and treatment, which often inclu... Read More
Dr. James Sidman
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Speech pathologist: Some speech pathologists specialize in voice therapy. Or, see an ENT doctor who specializes in.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
ENT first.: Start with a good ENT in your area that has experience treating singers. The ENT can determine the correct diagnosis and treatment, which often inclu... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Yes: Hi. The recurrent laryngeal nerves (RLN) run right by the thyroid on their way to the voice box. Sometimes a RLN has to be sacrificed doing thyroid ca... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Complex answer: A disorder called vocal cord dysfunction can mimic and / or complicate asthma.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
No: Hiv is not a cause of vocal nodules. Vocal nodules are most often due to voice misuse or abuse, like screaming or yelling.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Vocal cord dysfuncti: Many things, this generally refers to vocal cords that close instead of open on inspiration. Reflux, sinus infections, allergy and other conditions ha... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
No known cause: Very little is known about vcd. It can cause some very distressing airway symptoms. There is no known cause and no known hereditary connection.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Vocal cord/asthma: No there is no relation.Bronchial asthma can not cause any vocal cord problems unless the cause of symptoms of both is due to esophageal reflux.

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