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South Elgin, IL
A 26-year-old female asked:

Went to an ent a year ago and had my throat and vocal cords looked at. i constantly have a hoarse voice still. worried. do i need to go back again?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Can not hurt: Persistent hoarseness for over 1 year, assuming you did not have a "raspy" voice before is certainly cause enough to be re-evaluated by an ENT dr. Best wishes to you.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Chronic hoarseness: Do u smoke or use smokeless tobacco? Do u often strain your voice by shouting or singing loudly? R u exposed to irritating smoke/fumes/ irritants. May be chronic irritation or inflammation from one of the above; may be aspiration of gastric reflux; may be vocal strain. Provide ENT with thorough history including above info.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Provided original answer
smoking; smokeless tobacco; dysphonia; laryngeal polyps
Mar 29, 2013

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