A member asked about a female:
Is it at all possible to be born without vocal chords? i am writing a book and no research is yielding any results. it is physical, not psycological .
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 20 years experience
I suppose anything: is possible. People are born with 1 lung, without a stomach, with fused hip joints and with everything in your chest reversed from left to right. So it is possible to be born without vocal cords, though I don't have any knowledge of whether that will be viable. I suppose you can live without vocal cords, but not without the epiglottis.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
1.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 5, 2019
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$44 video appointments with $19/month membership*
*Billed $57 every 3 months. Cancel anytime.
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.