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Benign Leukoplakia removed form vocal cord 1 mth ago. Now shows scar tissue. Do I need to worry abt turning to cancer or is everything ok? Scared

Benign Leukoplakia removed form vocal cord 1 mth ago. Now shows scar tissue. Do I need to worry abt turning to cancer or is everything ok? Scared

No imminent: Danger. You are not in any imminent danger, however, you should follow your doctor's advice for follow-up visits and tests. If you smoke, quit now. ...Read more

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 on a ...Read more


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Elaborate? Benign Leukoplakia removed form vocal cord 1 mth ago. Shows big post-op scarring. Voice ok, worried about turning cancer later. Unlikely?

Elaborate? Benign Leukoplakia removed form vocal cord 1 mth ago. Shows big post-op scarring. Voice ok, worried about turning cancer later. Unlikely?

Remain watchful: Leukoplakia is a precursor lesion which can evolve into cancer in a small minority of people. But once it is removed then there is minimal risk of that change. Yet you must be checked by your ENT doctor periodically. This is an easy area to monitor yet any change of voice will require you to get checked. By and large you are expected to do well. So remain alert yet not worry too much. ...Read more

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Is everyone born with vocal cords?

Is everyone born with vocal cords?

YES...,: Vocal cords are important organ of our body. Sometimes babies can born with vocal cord paralysis with breathing, swallowing and voice issues. ...Read more

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What causes nodules in the vocal cords?

What causes nodules in the vocal cords?

Nodules: Vocal abuse. Causes tissue trauma when yelling, do staccatos well singing, heard attacks on voice. See ENT. Can go away with prolonged voice rest. ...Read more

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Will bringing up mucus effect vocal cords?

Depends whether: Accompanied by coughing see {pcp for reasons for mucous. ...Read more

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What can be done about paralyzed vocal cords?

What can be done about paralyzed vocal cords?

Two things: 1) speech language pathology treatments

2) collagen injections

http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/vocal-cord-paralysis/ds00670/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. ...Read more

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What causes papillomatosis of the vocal cords in a child?

What causes papillomatosis of the vocal cords in a child?

HPV: Human papilloma virus (hpv) causes papillomas on the vocal cords in infants and older children. Please discuss the likely method of acquisition and any treatment with your child's doctor. There are over 60 strains of hpv that can cause laryngeal papillomatosis. Perhaps in the future the hpv vaccine might be able to provide some measure of prevention. ...Read more

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Can I have damaged my vocal cords or are they just swollen?

Either or both: Cab drivers, for instance, may develop vocal cord polyps (growths) from recurrent screaming (at other motorists) this starts as swelling and inflamation. Polyps can go on to become malignant tumors in rare cases.
This needs to be looked into if symptoms persist. ...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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Can it be possible for you to permanently damage your vocal cords by screaming?

Absolutely: Every time you scream, you are damaging the mucosa over the vocal fold muscle. The recurrent screaming may lead to vocal fold hemorrhage and permanent scarring or cyst formation. So, yes, screaming can permanently damage your vocal folds. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could my vocal cords go back to their normal function if I abstain smoking?

Thoughts? Could my vocal cords go back to their normal function if I abstain smoking?

Possible, ask yr MD: Tobacco smoke irritates the vocal cords, so certainly it will help, but there may be other factors affecting your voice. Check with your doctor, there can be other things going on, some serious & some not. Kudos for quitting! . Important to get support (class, help line, nic anonymous) as relapsing will definitely make it worse, as well as affecting your body adversely in other ways. ...Read more

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Please if somebody can help - vocal cords problem since flew to japan and got laryngitis bad?

Please if somebody can help - vocal cords problem since flew to japan and got laryngitis bad?

Viral or physical: The term vocal fold (chord) problem is very non-specific. If you are hoarse from a long flight, there are at least 3 possibilities. You may have talked too much (voice abuse), you may have contacted a viral infection from another passenger (laryngitis) or the physical environment may cause dryness of the throat and larynx. Time and fluids or occasionally oral steroids will resolve your problem. ...Read more

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Do the vocal cords move when we breath in and out? Or do they just stay open? And do they close completely when u hold ur breath?

Open when breathing: Normal vocal cords abduct (open) with inspiration (breathing). They may paradoxically close during inspiration causing stridor (noisy upper airway sound). If paralyzed they may also adduct (close) due to Bernoulli's principle, as velocity increased, pressure decreases collapsing the vocal cords. ...Read more

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Can they repair vocal cords once they're damaged?

Can they repair vocal cords once they're damaged?

Depends: If damaged by singing or yelling, rest and humidification can help, some ENT docs specialize in this area. If due to growths on the vocal cord, the ear nose and throat doc can shave them off with a blade or laser. ...Read more

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What is good to eat for recovering my vocal cords?

Vocal cords: Not sure what your vocal cords would be recovering from. But, a diet that is bland, low acidic content, and avoid chocolate and caffeine and alcohol. Basically follow a gerd diet and the same lifestyle modifications, would be good. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my vocal cords hurt in the morning?

Otolaryngologist: Please get a thorough evaluation from an otolaryngologist. Your discomfort may be the result of snoring, sleep apnea, acid reflux or other problems.

And the discomfort that you feel may be in the general vicinity of the vocal cords but may truly not be arising in the vocal cords. ...Read more

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Vocal cords may be damaged when I sing for all night? I get sick : (

Please have your: Parents ask this question. Healthtap can only answer questions from people who are 16 and older (it's a legal thing). ...Read more

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Everytime I finish singing my vocal cords hurt! What can I do? And I don't really sing the same nomore

Time to get checked.: An otolaryngologist (ear nose and throat doctor) may be able to help. A focused history and physical examination with may include a quick scoping of your throat and vocal cords can rule out any serious problems. ...Read more

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I'm curious what could happen when your vocal cords are removed? How can that happen in the first place?

Voice: Your voice and/or breathing/swallowing could be affected. They may be removed if there is a cancer affecting the voice box. ...Read more

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Back in time I used to sing/screem/shout alot. Nowadays I feel that I've problem with my vocal cords. How to recover vocal cords?

Back in time I used to sing/screem/shout alot. Nowadays I feel that I've problem with my vocal cords. How to recover vocal cords?

See a doctor: Please see your doctor for a complete history and physical.

A consultation with an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat doctor) may be appropriate for complete visualization of your vocal cords. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux make your vocal cords swell?

Can acid reflux make your vocal cords swell?

Depends: It depends on the severity of your reflux. If an ENT doctor is telling you that have this finding, you should seek evaluation from a gastroenterologist to determine if you truly have acid reflux. ...Read more

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How can I get a surgeon to remove your vocal cords?

Never: I am not sure what you mean. There is no laryngologist that would remove the vocal folds unless you had carcinoma of both vocal folds. If you mean you have a lesion on a vocal fold that causes hoarseness such as a nodule, polyp, hemorrhage, granuloma, you need an ENT doctor. If your question is as you pose it, you would wind up with aphonia, complete absence of your voice. ...Read more

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My question is what causes your vocal cords to be very itchy?

Tough question: It is hard to know what structures in your throat are causeing dicomfort. It may not be the vocal cords themselves. If the syptoms do not respond to simple measures right away I would see your doctor. Certain blood pressure meds can cause persistent throat itchiness. You might be having an allergic reaction to something. You might have an infection or a vocal cord polyp. ...Read more

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How long do paralysed vocal cords and breathing difficulties last for?

How long do paralysed vocal cords and breathing difficulties last for?

It depends: What is the cause? Transitory paralysis may occur under certain situations. Damage to the recurrent laryngeal nerve can be reversible. Again it depends on the cause. Also neuromuscular conditions like myasthenia gravis can be treated. ...Read more

Leukoplakia (Definition)

White, thick patches on the oral mucosa due to hyperkeratosis of the epithelium, producing favorable conditions for development of epidermoid carcinoma; often occurring on the cheeks (l. Bucca┬┤lis), gums, or ...Read more