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How Fast Can I Make My Vocal Cord Nodule Go Away
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 on a ...Read more
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
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
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
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
ENT: Otolaryngologist, or "ear nose throat" doctor specializes in this problem. ...Read more
ENT first.: Start with a good ENT in your area that has experience treating singers. The ENT can determine the correct diagnosis and treatment, which often includes working with a speech therapist to change any vocal habits that may have led to the problem. Voice rest and lots of fluids are a must! ...Read more
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
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
Vocal nodules: Yes they cause horaseness, a breathy voice and interfere with singing range. ...Read more
Hi I am a 26 year old female. I'm slowly finding out over time I have nodules on my lungs, thyroid and now vocal cord. Why is this? I'm very concerned
Me too: This isn't normal. The only way to know for sure is to have biopsy of one of the nodules to find out the nature of the nodules. ...Read more
Voice rest: Vocal cord nodules are often due to overuse of the vocal cords. A period of voice rest is often helpful. ...Read more
What is long term prognosis and problems with having vocal cord implant? Can scar tissue or nodules grow? Recovery time? Thank you.
Best approach: Is to check with ENT who is going to do procedure &/or get a 2nd opinion. HRS, MD, F ACC ...Read more
I have a multi nodule goiter, with the largest nodule measuring 3cm on the right side. I have vocal cord paralysis on the same side. My family has?
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Yes: If the nodule causes hoarseness removing the nodule should help significantly. Most nodules form from trauma and it is possible that the nodule can go away if the trauma is stopped (much like a callous or blister going away by wearing shoes that fit). Prior to doing surgery a trial of speech therapy can be tried. If unsuccessful, surgery performed by an experienced ENT should be very helpful. ...Read more
I had nodules cut of my vocal cords 5days ago. Is it normal for my tongue to be numb still. Also still white and is now getting sores all over it?
Possible: Wait for biopsy report and go for follow up visit. ...Read more
I suspect nodules / polyps in my vocal cords as I have lost some of my upper range singing ability. Is there a way to self-check? Can an ENT help?
An ENT would have to do a laryngoscopy to determine whether you have nodules on your vocal cords or whether you might have simply bruised them.
In the abscence of nodules vocal rehabilitation exercises might be indicated to get your vocal range back. ...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
No way to say: Rest the voice, like the pros. Low probability to ruin the voice at your age but an ENT doctor would likely be the best to answer. Good luck. ...Read more
My vocal cords are swollen gray color not white no nodules no lumps no growthswhats causing the infection?
Ask doc.: I think you should talk to the doc who looked at your vocal cords. If you are looking at your own vocal cords all bets are off. ...Read more
Multiple thyroid nodules some are very large & others are attached to my vocal cords. Hard to swallow, swollen neck & painful, took raditn pill. 3 yrs ago. Help?
See endocrinologist: You did not mention if you had an overactive thyroid 3 years ago when given radioactive iodine. I assume your thyroid levels are normal now. If you still have large thyroid nodules, and symptoms related to it, you may need surgery to effectively deal with the problem. It is best to see an endocrinologist for a complete evaluation of your thyroid. ...Read more
Laryngeal nerve: The nerve to the vocal cord loops from the brain down into the chest, and back up to the larynx. (For that reason, its name the recurrent laryngeal nerve.) Therefore, vocal cord paralysis sometimes is caused by problems in the chest. These are normal tests in this situation. ...Read more
Hello, I have a small nodule on the right side of my neck and after 3 month I found it doubled its size. I feel no pain from it.
I have a subcutaneous nodule which isn't visible but can be felt, at the top of front neck region. What could it be?
Lymph node: Possibly inflamed. Have you been sick recently?? ...Read more
What is irregular to palpation (i am hypothyroid and they said that, yet no obvious nodules. Armour has shrunk my "neck" area, but this is confusing.
Irregular to palp.: While no nodules are present, the palpating individual may have felt a difference in texture or size. ...Read more
I have subcutanous nodules that have come up in thigh, back, and now neck. They do not originate in skin;deeper. Benign or cancerous?
Get a biopsy: Subcutaneous nodules can be caused by cysts, abscesses, lymph nodes, lipomas (fatty tumors) and many other causes. However, cancer can also show up as nodules under the skin and further evaluation is needed by your doctor. A biopsy of the nodule should let you know if there is a reason for concern. More info: http://firstaidcertificates. Ca/subcutaneous-nodules-causes-signs-symptoms-and-treatment/ ...Read more
What is a node? Does that mean nodule or lymph node? I have a 7mm node in neck. What is the radiologist referring to? Lymph node or nodule?
For a thryoid biopsy is needle inserted below neck am having needle biopsy of thryoid nodule and want to know where needle is inserted - below neck?
Had sono of neck, level 5 perform found a subcutaneous hypoechoic nodule consist w/ lymph node meas 1.1 x 0.2 x 0.9 C.M. Fatty hilum observe? What mea
Swollen glands: Could present this way, maybe related to a scalp irritation, if not improving after a few days you should see your doctor to make sure it's not another condition. Good luck! ...Read more
A condition in which abuse of vocal cords cause benign (noncancerous) growths on both vocal cords. Over time, repeated abuse of the vocal cords results in soft, swollen spots on each vocal cord. These spots develop into harder, callous-like growths called nodules. The nodules will become larger and stiffer the longer ...Read more