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Doctor insights on: Bowed Vocal Cords

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After I have had vocal therapy for my bowed vocal cords will i loose the raspy tone in my singing voice?

After I have had vocal therapy for my bowed vocal cords will i loose the raspy tone in my singing voice?

Maybe: There are a number if treatments for bowed vocal cords including speech therapy, injectable implant, etc. This may however change different characteristics to your speaking and singing voice. See a laryngologist/ent/voice specialist for treatment options. ...Read more

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Vocal Cord (Definition)

The vocal cord is a short (about 1cm long) band of tissue in the larynx (aka "voice box"). It is paired, so everyone has 2, and they are located just below the "adam's apple." when you breathe, they are separated from each other. When you speak, they come together while your lungs push air (like a bellows or bagpipe) past them, and they vibrate, like a reed ...Read more


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Can they repair vocal cords once they're damaged?

Can they repair vocal cords once they're damaged?

Depends: If damaged by singing or yelling, rest and humidification can help, some ENT docs specialize in this area. If due to growths on the vocal cord, the ear nose and throat doc can shave them off with a blade or laser. ...Read more

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What is good to eat for recovering my vocal cords ?

Vocal cords: Not sure what your vocal cords would be recovering from. But, a diet that is bland, low acidic content, and avoid chocolate and caffeine and alcohol. Basically follow a gerd diet and the same lifestyle modifications, would be good. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my vocal cords hurt in the morning?

Vocal cords: Could be laryngopharyngeal reflux. Look it up on web. Could be muscle tension from vocal misuse. Try prilosec twice a day for three weeks. ...Read more

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Vocal cords may be damaged when i sing for all night? I get sick :(

Please have your: Parents ask this question. Healthtap can only answer questions from people who are 16 and older (it's a legal thing). ...Read more

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Everytime i finish singing my vocal cords hurt ! what can I do? And i don't really sing the same nomore

Everytime i finish singing my vocal cords hurt ! what can I do? And i don't really sing the same nomore

Time to get checked.: An otolaryngologist (ear nose and throat doctor) may be able to help. A focused history and physical examination with may include a quick scoping of your throat and vocal cords can rule out any serious problems. ...Read more

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I'm curious what could happen when your vocal cords are removed? How can that happen in the first place?

Voice: Your voice and/or breathing/swallowing could be affected. they may be removed if there is a cancer affecting the voice box. ...Read more

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Back in time i used to sing/screem/shout alot. Nowadays i feel that i've problem with my vocal cords. How to recover vocal cords ?

See a doctor: Please see your doctor for a complete history and physical. A consultation with an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat doctor) may be appropriate for complete visualization of your vocal cords. ...Read more