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Can thyroid issues (hyperthyroidism/graves) affect the vocal cords? meaning can it make your vocal cords fatigue more easily while talking? thank you

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Dr. William Culviner answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Hyperthyroid : Hyperthyroidism itself does not affect your voice. However, if your gland is enlarged and compresses the recurrent laryngeal nerve( the nerve that supplies function to the vocal cords), you could actually have vocal cord paresis(weakness) or paralysis( immobile vocal cord) that affects your voice. See an ENT to do laryngoscopy.

Answered 10/19/2014



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