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Doctor insights on: Dual Vocal Chords

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Can vocal cord nodules interfere with breathing?

Can vocal cord nodules interfere with breathing?

No, but ....: Classic screamer's nodules or "singer's nodules" of the vocal cords do not obstruct the airway. On the other hand, infants and children can be infected with the hpv virus (usually during vaginal delivery), and this can cause respiratory papillomas of the vocal cords - these will grown slowly and, despite being a benign disease, can result in fatal airway obstruction. If concerned, see a doc! ...Read more

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Can severe coughing damage your vocal. Cords? Voice isn't normal.

Can severe coughing damage your vocal. Cords?   Voice isn't normal.

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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Gerd/acid reflux affect on vocal chord?

It can: Reflux that penetrates above the upper esophageal sphincter mechanism can sometimes affect the upper airway including vocal cords. Symptoms can include throat pain and burning, difficulty swallowing and voice changes including hoarseness. Check with your doctor. A quick endoscopic examination can make this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Who does vocal chord examination?

Who does vocal chord examination?

ENT or speech path: Usually, depending on the problem, the vocal cords are examined by an otolaryngologist (ENT) or a speech pathologist. Usually a mirror or laryngoscope are used. ...Read more

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Does vocal cord dysfuction mimic asthma?

Does vocal cord dysfuction mimic asthma?

Yes: Yes it can. You may need a good history taking by your doctor, a good examination and likely a breathing test (spirometry) ...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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How can club singer heal vocal cords from second hand smoke?

How can club singer heal vocal cords from second hand smoke?

Rest: Hydration and voice rest. This would include not practicing, speaking as little as possible, avoiding smoke - 1st or 2nd hand. Seeing an ENT doctor or family doctor for further guidance and treatment. ...Read more

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Can a vocal cord removal successfully treat larynx cancer?

Can a vocal cord removal successfully treat larynx cancer?

Sometimes: The vocal cord is part of the larynx, and if the disease is very limited to a single vocal cord (of two), a smaller surgery can sometimes be performed with greater preservation of surrounding tissue. ...Read more

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Is collapse of arytenoid into airway upon inhalation with strider/breathlessness in adult with normal vocal chord movement mechanical or functional?

Is collapse of arytenoid into airway upon inhalation with strider/breathlessness in adult with normal vocal chord movement mechanical or functional?

Depends.: Good question. Depends why it is happening. If it is occurring due to muscle tension dysphonia (inappropriate use of muscles of voice production), it's functional and may improve with voice therapy by a Speech a Pathologist. Other causes such as swelling or trauma are not functional, though it is not common that they are referred to as mechanical. Be sure to follow up with your ENT on this issue, ...Read more

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Can botox injected into your vocal cords under ga for abductor type dysphonia do longterm damage?

Can botox injected into your vocal cords  under ga  for abductor  type dysphonia do longterm  damage?

Yes: Not the Botox itself, that will wear off after a while - but a needle could cause some damage- although that is very rare. ...Read more

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Could a bifid uvula affect someone's singing voice or tone?

Could a bifid uvula affect someone's singing voice or tone?

Sure: Any uvula can do this. See ENT MD as well as Speech Pathologist / Therapist , and their referrals as needed. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Can vocal chords be damaged from being strangled?

Can vocal chords be damaged from being strangled?

Yes: Compressing the Larynx can cause permanent changes in the vocal cords including changes in the voice. ...Read more

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How often are vocal chords hurt when removing a thyroid nodule?

How often are vocal chords hurt when removing a thyroid nodule?

Depends: The biggest risk is from damage to the recurrent laryngeal nerve, which runs under the thyroid and controls the vocal cords. It depends on the patient's risk factors and the skill of the surgeon. However, despite that it can still occur as a transient injury in up to 5-8% of thyroid surgeries. It can also be permanent in up to 0.3-3% of thyroid surgeries. Being intubated can also contribute. ...Read more

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Globus sensation in throat and whistling with exhalation. Voice a little hoarse. Chest x rays okay. PFT good. Lungs sound clear. Possible causes?

Globus sensation in throat and whistling with exhalation. Voice a little hoarse. Chest x rays okay. PFT good. Lungs sound clear. Possible causes?

Anxiety, GERD: Commend yourself for “Chest x rays okay, PFT good., Lungs sound clear” Globus is a feeling, as if you have a lump in your throat but there is no physical swallowing problem. It is due to or stress causing Anxiety, and may be associated with Acid Reflux from the stomach. whistling with exhalation is likely is due to mucus in Bronchi. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Therapy for stress, Relaxation ...Read more

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Would vocal cord dysfunction lead to a positive methacholine test? Can the cords constrict like bronchial passages during the test if vcd is present?

Would vocal cord dysfunction lead to a positive methacholine test? Can the cords constrict like bronchial passages during the test if vcd is present?

Yes: Methacholine challenge test can at times induce vocal cord dysfunction as well even though it is mainly used in diagnosing hyperreactive airways. Asthma and vcd co-exist in many cases. ...Read more

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What it's mean in flexible laryngoscopy test: "findings supraglottic hyper function, muscular tension dysphonia"?

What it's mean in flexible laryngoscopy test: "findings supraglottic  hyper function, muscular tension dysphonia"?

Hoarse?: i think it is a fancy medical term for raspy voice,hoarsness . it means that your vocal cord are failing to close completely, because the hyperfunction muscle pulling them apart.it si something voice therapy can solved. be cereful until you have a better control there is slim chance of aspiration that could lead to repiratery problems ...Read more