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What does it mean when your voice is hoarse for over a week

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Borderline problem: If your voice problem last more than ~2 weeks, it's important to get to a voice specialist so that you don't do yourself any harm by trying to 'push t... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology 56 years experience
Vocal cord issue: Involvement of the larynx (voice box) usually includes the (true) vocal cords but other structures can be involved. Painless hoarseness can be caused ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Coller
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Possibly: I would get evaluated. Many things can cause your symptoms: nodules on vocal cords, infections, tumors, nerve damage, or it just might be the "way you... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satish Charo
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Virus: Likely a virus infection of throat or inflamed gland in neck due to your immune system fighting off infection. Could possibly be bacteria also. Will p... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Whose available ?: An ENT might see you directly but an appointment may take a while. A GP could likely see you sooner & would have sway getting you in faster with a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Swollen vocal cords: At that age she has either fussed herself into swollen vocal cords or got them in some other way.Some upper airway viruses or reflux can be triggers.A... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Hoarseness: Children can become hoarse (loosing his voice) due to environmental contaminants such as second hand smoke, pollution or fumes. Chronic allergies can ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Possible polyp: You may have a polyp on your voice box. Check with an ent.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Laryngitis: See my tip on this. Try to rest your voice for about three days. Increase humidification in the bedroom, drink extra fluids, avoid shouting or raising... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Did: You cough it out? It is unlikely to cause permanent damage. However if you have repeat of choking, a video swallow / or EGD or GI consult.
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