A member asked:

Has anyone experienced long term hoarseness from vocal cord nodules?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Stevan Cordas answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Vocal nodules: Yes they cause horaseness, a breathy voice and interfere with singing range.

Answered 10/3/2016


Dr. Phil Zapanta answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Yes: Any type of imperfection on the vocal cords will limit vocal cord vibration. This will cause hoarseness. Classic vocal cord nodules can be treated with speech therapy. If your voice doesn't improve and this affects your quality of life/job performance, you will need to have a frank discussion with your ENT to determine if surgery is the next correct step.

Answered 6/10/2014



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