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A 36-year-old member asked:

i've lost my voice for over a month & i was just wondering how this happens?

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Dr. Michael Pascolini
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Many reasons: There are many reasons you can become hoarse. Usually this means that something is irritating your vocal cords. This can be caused by reflux or post nasal drip. Viruses can also cause hoarseness. However not knowing your history you should be looked at by a physician. An ENT can use a scope to look at your vocal cords and tell you what the problem may be.

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