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Does having your adenoids removed change your voice?

Does having your adenoids removed change your voice?

Speech, not voice.: Adenoidectomy can change speech, but not voice usually. Speech can become hypernasal (too much air coming through the nose) for a variety of reasons. This should be checked by you ENT doctor, or a speech pathologist. ...Read more

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Adenoids (Definition)

Adenoids are lymphatic tissue found in the airway behind the nose in the back of the throat. Adenoids are made up of the same type of tissue as the tonsils. Both help fight infections. However, unlike the tonsils, they cannot be seen by looking in the throat. Adenoids are found in children and begin to regress before puberty. In children, enlarged adenoids can cause obstruction of the nasal airway leading to difficulty breathing, breathing through the mouth, nasally voice, ...Read more


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Could getting your adenoids removed improve your singing voice?

Could getting your adenoids removed improve your singing voice?

Adenoids: At your age, the likelihood of your adenoids causing any particular problem would be quite unusual. For most patients, the adenoid pad gets smaller by the time they reach age 12. Allergies, sinus infection and reflux can cause then to stay enlarged, though. If there were enlarged, removal can often change the voice, but whether your singing voice would be improved is impossible to predict. ...Read more

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Ii have a small, cartoon-like voice. Can this be caused by large, present adenoids in adults?

Ii have a small, cartoon-like voice. Can this be caused by large, present adenoids in adults?

Voice pitch: The pitch of your voice is determined by the length of your vocal cords. I don't think enlarged adenoids would change the pitch of your voice. ...Read more

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If i get my adenoids removed, will my voice deepen? If so, is it immediate following surgery or is it a gradual change?

Adenoids and Voice: Your adenoids are not closely associated with your vocal chords, so it should not permanently affect your voice.

You may get some post operative swelling which may make your voice a little hoarse, but that is usually temporary. ...Read more

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Tonsils and adenois being removed. Will that cause my voice to change?

Tonsils and adenois being removed. Will that cause my voice to change?

Possibly: Depending on their size the procedure may well change your voice. The bigger they are and the more they obstruct your airway the bigger the effect removing them will have. ...Read more

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I just turned 15. My voice hasn't broken yet. Whts wrong?

I just turned 15. My voice hasn't broken yet. Whts wrong?

Nothing: Not every boy's voice breaks. Particularly if you are a singer, you may get enough vocal exercise that it never happens to you. My kid brother is a singer and was lucky enough that it never happened to him- he ended up with a 3 octave vocal range instead! good luck and best wishes! ...Read more

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Hoarse voice for 2months now i can't sing properly?

Hoarse voice for 2months now i can't sing properly?

Aloe vera: Recommend otolaryngologist evaluate your larynx. Also consider gargling twice a day with aloe vera juice. ...Read more

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Im 19 and my voice hasn't broken should I be worried?

Im 19 and my voice hasn't broken should I be worried?

No: I'm going to assume that the rest of your body is that of a grown man. I'm told that martin luther's voice never broke; he seems to have been none the worse for it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does severe. Coughing damage your vocal cords? My voice isn't the same.

Does severe. Coughing damage your vocal cords?   My voice isn't the same.

It can: A severe cough can lead to vocal chord inflammation, tear, or even coming loose. However, other causes of vocal chord change and voice change are far more common and can be a sign of serious illness. See an ENT or pulmonologist as soon as possible to get checked out. ...Read more

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Haven't used my voice much for a few months. Is it okay/safe to go straight into singing?

Singing : You would want to gradually get back into it. Just like training for a race. Too much too soon will lead to vocal cord problems down the road. ...Read more

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If my voice isn't too deep yet so would that indicate that my growth plates are still open?

If my voice isn't too deep yet so would that indicate that my growth plates are still open?

No: After puberty, there is no relationship between your voice and the growth plates of your bones ...Read more

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I'm 18 and have really bad acid reflux and if i don't treat it will i lose my singing voice?

I'm 18 and have really bad acid reflux and if i don't treat it will i lose my singing voice?

May change it: Bad acid reflux can cause irritation and inflammation of the vocal cords. Can lead to swelling, edema, scarring, nodules, polyps, tumors of same. All of these could affect the sound quality, timbre, vocal strength, as well as general health of your throat (and general health). ...Read more

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I'm an 18 year old male and my voice isn't deep - this has lead to me being ridiculed. Why is this?

Anatomy: Could be due to the structure, elasticity and anatomy of your vocal cords. Best to see an otolaryngologist for an examination of your vocal cords. ...Read more

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I don't have a lisp. I have slushy voice that is unclear at times. My 's' sound comes out slushy mostly. How to fix voice?

I don't have a lisp. I have slushy voice that is unclear at times. My 's' sound comes out slushy mostly. How to fix voice?

Contact a speech Rx : Speech & language pathologists go through training that allows them to identify and work on areas to promote clear and useful speech.They often work with a rehabilitation center or schools.Look one up. ...Read more

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When I get nervous I hear a voice that screams, this makes me more nervous, which makes it worse and then I can't think straight?

When I get nervous I hear a voice that screams, this makes me more nervous, which makes it worse and then I can't think straight?

Psychiatric help: Auditory hallucinations are concerning and coupled with your anxiety states, they warrant an evaluation by a psychiatrist as you won't be able to handle these problems without help and guidance from a specialist. Speak to your primary care physician and get a referral promptly. ...Read more

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I'm 17 and my voice hasn't change yet and I don't want it to. Will it change still and what age (range) does a guys voice change ?

About the time: ' don't want it ' is not in your hands , your male hormones has its own path as you reach young adulthood . ...Read more

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What would make you lose your voice for 4 months i didn't yell or anything there is no pain but i lost my voice for more then 4 months

What would make you lose your voice for 4 months i didn't yell or anything there is no pain but i lost my voice for more then 4 months

After : After 2 weeks without any other symptoms, you may want to look into other reasons for your laryngitis.

There are number functional and anatomical problems that can cause prolonged laryngitis such as:
- otherwise silent reflux related changes,
- vocal fold hemorrhage (broken blood vessels),
- muscle tension dysphonia,
- benign or malignant growths (especially if you are a smoker)

these can be diagnosed via a laryngoscopic exam performed by an otolaryngologist otherwise known as an ear nose and throat doctor. If your laryngitis persists, you may want to have your doctor recommend a specialist who has the tools to complete a more thorough exam. ...Read more

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I've only coughed a little bit the past couple days but my voice is different, why? I haven't coughed at all today, plenty of fluids and rest.

I've only coughed a little bit the past couple days but my voice is different, why? I haven't coughed at all today, plenty of fluids and rest.

Maybe chord bleed: If you had a coughing spell, you might have suffered a small hemorrhage on your vocal chords which can cause your voice to sound different. Another explanation is that the same inflammation which led to your coughing, is also involving your vocal chords. Usually either of these causes will resolve on their own, given time. You're doing the right thing by fluids and rest. ...Read more

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