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A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of vocal cord dysfunction (vcd)?

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Dr. James Sidman
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Stridor: Patients with this problem are almost always teenage girls (unknown reasons). The symptoms are noisy breathing (stridor) that goes away with sleep and relaxation.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Should i be concerned having vocal cord dysfunction?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Endocrinology 52 years experience
Vocal cord.: Yes you should be concerned. Have your PC refer you an "ear, nose, and throat" specialist.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What is vocal cord dysfunction?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 61 years experience
Hoarseness: Vocal fold (chord) dysfunction is a non=specific term that simply means your true vocal folds are not vibrating or moving in a normal fashion resulting in hoarseness or a rough quality to the voice. Depending on the duration of this disorder or if you are a smoker, you need to see a laryngologist (ent doctor) to make a more specific diagnosis and render treatment.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What causes vocal cord dysfunction?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Selz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 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 have all been implicated. There does not appear to be one cause.
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