A member asked:

Why do i have hoarseness in my voice?

10 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Phil Zapanta answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Many reasons: But the underlying problem is something affecting the vibration of your vocal cords. The vocal cords are like two strands of a rubber band. When they don't vibrate well, you will have hoarseness. This can be due to inflammation (reflux, allergies), infection, poor technique leading to fatigue, smoking, nodules, polyps, cysts, etc. If hoarseness persists, you should see an ent.

Answered 7/11/2013


Dr. Clarence Watridge answered

Specializes in

Vocal cords: Hoarseness is usually due to vocal cords not closing correctly. This can be due to swelling from a virus, vocal nodes (singers), other masses on the vocal cords or nerve issues.

Answered 4/25/2016



Related Questions

A member asked:

Is a hoarse voice normal after a tyroidectomy?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

A member asked:

So post thyriodectomy a hoarse voice isn't normal?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

A member asked:

My voice is hoarse sometimes. What can I do to cure this?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

A member asked:

Baby's voice hoarse from crying it out. Can this cause any damage?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

Online Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients

$44 video appointments available today with a membership as low as $15/month

Book a Video Appointment
Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question