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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
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
53 years experience Neurosurgery
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
12 years experience Family Medicine
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
20 years experience Pediatrics
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
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Take a voice holiday: And visit an ENT Doctor
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A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Gottschall
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hoarseness: Hoarse voice can have many causes. At time it can persist after a cold. If hoarseness persists or last longer than 2-3 months then you should see yo ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Possible polyp: You may have a polyp on your voice box. Check with an ent.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
MGT: I would suggest a full evaluation for allergic disease and other causes of post nasal drip.
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