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Can Nodules Affect Your Singing Voice
Is my singing voice going to be okay? Do I have a vocal nodule or just need more rest? I love to sing and lately I have really been using my singing voice more frequently. Last week i was singing rolling in the deep by adele and all the sudden, on the lou
Sudden : Sudden losses of the voice may be due to a hematoma (a collection of blood) in or on the vocal cord. Small blood vessels can rupture from vocal abuse like yelling, singing, coughing, etc. Treatment is controversial. Some feel that small hematomas can be treated with voice rest. Others feels that they lead to scarring of the cord or growths called polyps and they should be managed surgically. Other causes of voice loss and hoarseness include muscle tension dysphonia (the muscles around the larynx are over stimulated and the muscles are tense) and vocal nodules (callus-like growths on the cords). If your voice does not improve, then you should be seen by an otolaryngologist (ent). ...Read more
How much stress will it take for your vocal cords to form nodules? I am a high school student in chorus and do a lot of singing and lately iv'e had a very soar throat and worried about damage to voice
Stress Vocal : Most of us will not form nodules, no matter what we do. But, repeated vocal strain, especially in someone with acid reflux is the usual situation. Best approach is to practice a warm up routine before singing. Ask you chorus leader to suggest a warm up routine. Drink plenty of fluids before performing. Avoid antihistamines before performing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dr said I have one small nodule on my vocal chords but "not to worry about it." I am still losing my voice. Could the nodule cause . Voice loss?
No: A vocal fold nodule is the result of voice abuse, voice misuse, or rarely a tiny bleed into the vocal fold. It is a thickening of the lining surface of the vocal fold. It will disappear with proper voice therapy. It should not be surgically removed because that surgery may result in permanent scarring of the tissue. ...Read more
My voice keeps going hoarse, i changed my diet to no acids drinks, no hot spicey foods, less alchol, etc.. Took speech theraphy for awhile, and it got better, and the nodules went away..Now they are back...And im always hoarse even when i stick to my res
Could stress cause prolonged voice loss? Nodules, polyps, allergy, and reflux have all been ruled out.
Next step: See a speech pathologist and get a video strobe. ...Read more
My Dr. Ordered an ultrasound due to a nodule she discovered during my annual exam. Results came back recomm FNA. My voice has been hoarse.
Not sure of question: I presume you are talking about the thyroid. Thyroid nodules come in many different flavors. But the best way to determine what the actual nature of the nodule is is to biopsy it. Local anesthetic and skinny needle often times is enough to determine what it is. Best wishes ...Read more
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