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Can you recover your singing voice after a vocal cord nodule is removed?

Can you recover your singing voice after a vocal cord nodule is removed?

It depends : Depending on how the normal part of the cord was effected by the surgery to remove the nodule you may have no problem at all. If, however, some of the normal cord was injured it could lead to a change in your voice. ...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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I had a vocal cord nodule removed, but it did not cure my hoarseness - what can I do?

I had a vocal cord nodule removed, but it did not cure my hoarseness - what can I do?

Another opinion: If your nodule is gone and you are still hoarse and you have discussed this with your ENT and have not gotten help then you need another opinion. Find an ENT who has a special interest in the voice. You should have a videolaryngoscopy with stroboscopy and a consultation with a speech therapist. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my vocal cord nodule go away?

Vocal cord nodule: Nodules are benign. They are slow to resolve, often taking months. Primary treatment is speech therapy, voice rest and coverage for acid refulx.. Surgery is reserved as the last option if non-surgical treatments aren't successful. ...Read more

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How long does a small vocal cord nodule take to heal?

Depends: Voice abuse is the most common cause of a vocal fold nodule. It is a thickening of the lining epithelium and usually requires voice therapy. However, modified voice rest can result in recovery of this thickening in a matter of weeks to months. You need to see your layrngologist for advice or a voice therapist for therapy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vocal cord nodule?

Vocal cord nodules: This is basically a callous of the vocal cord. It produces a change in one's voice. They are most often due to over use of your voice. First line treatment is generally voice therapy with surgery reserved for recalcitrant cases. ...Read more

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How do you treat a vocal cord nodule?

How do you treat a vocal cord nodule?

Vocal cord nodules: Are usually due to vocal abuse. The main treatment is speech therapy. Also agressive treatment of any acid reflux. Occasionally, surgery is needed for cases that dont clear up with speech therapy. ...Read more

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Is vocal cord nodule painful?

Typically no: Vocal cord nodules/cysts typically do not cause pain, but often hoarseness. If the cyst is infected or becoming too large, may cause pain and difficult breathing etc... Obviously you should follow-up with your doc about the nodule and make sure it is not malignant/canerous etc.. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vocal cord nodule?

What are the symptoms of vocal cord nodule?

Hoarseness: Vocal cord nodules are usually caused by vocal abuse. The main symptom is hoarseness. They do not cause pain and can not be felt. An ENT doctor can examine your vocal cords and explain the treatment. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for vocal cord nodule?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for vocal cord nodule?

ENT: Otolaryngologist, or "ear nose throat" doctor specializes in this problem. ...Read more

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Are vocal cord nodules bilateral? Can they become cancerous?

Are vocal cord nodules bilateral? Can they become cancerous?

It depends,,: It depends on the cause of the nodules/lesions. Lesions from overuse or misuse of the vocal cords like loud yelling are usually symmetric and bilateral, and rarely progress to anything harmful. Those from cancer are more likely to be unilateral and irregular. Either way it's wise to see your doctor if you have any symptoms like hoarse voice to be sure what the cause is. ...Read more

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Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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Vocal Cord Nodule (Definition)

This is basically a callous of the vocal cord. It produces a change in one's voice. They are most often due to over use of your voice. First line treatment is generally voice therapy with surgery ...Read more