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Damaged Vocal Cords Symptoms
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
For 2 yrs, I have had symptoms including cervical spinal pain that has gradually gotten worse to weakened function of my vocal cords. Ideas on dx?
Please see below.: Vocal cord paralysis can cause a characteristic breathy voice often accompanied by difficulty swallowing, a weak cough, and feeling short of breath. If both vocal cords are affected, symptoms can include stridor. It can have a variety of causes, and correct treatment depends on the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Voice: Hi. Vocal cord paralysis results from damage to one or both recurrent laryngeal nerves (assume 1). This usually results from neck, lung, or mediastinal tumors, or from surgery in that region. The affected vocal cord is paralyzed. This makes vocal intonation with that cord unadjustable, so there is a raspy, somewhat constant tone from the affected cord (the contralateral normal cord works fine). ...Read more
What are the symptoms for vocal cord dysfunction? I have been told by an allergist I have it because I have chronic shortness of breath.
See below: Vocal cord dysfunction is a condition that mimics and/or complicates asthma. It is the result of one's vocal cords closing, instead of opening, with inspiration. The symptoms include trouble breathing (more so when breathing in), stidor like noise with breathing in, cough, trouble speaking, not responding to typical asthma medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My pulmonologist referred me to a specific ENT to determine if I have Vocal cord dysfunction what is testing like, symptoms, treatment?
Voice: The voice doctor will put a small flexible light into your nose, hook it to a camera and look at your vocal cords to check the function. ...Read more
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