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A 62-year-old female asked about a male:

62yr male very raspy voice hard to talk x2mo has yellow sputum. tried everything no sinus or sore throat problems. any ideas?

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Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Be concerned: If hoarseness persists for more than 4-6 weeks then need to have larynx looked at by ent. Rare to have bacterial infection of larynx so yellow could be from lung or sinus drainage. Larynx tumors may produce yellow debris that is coughed up.

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Last updated Jul 23, 2013

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