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My voice is really ugly. Is there a way that I can change my voice permanently?

My voice is really ugly. Is there a way that I can change my voice permanently?

Ugly how?: There are many voice problems which are correctable. If your voice is hoarse, raspy, or otherwise abnormal, then you should see your local laryngologist or ent. If you smoke, stop immediately. That will invariably damage the voice. Other problems like laryngeal reflux and vocal abuse may be causing the problem, and can be corrected. In some select cases, surgery may improve your voice. ...Read more

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Voice Disorders (Definition)

Voice disorders include anatomic, infectious, inflammatory, and obstructive problems that interfere with the functioning ...Read more


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How do one learn to love their self? It's really hard for me. I doubt myself all the time & believe I'm ugly, I don't matter,I don't have a voice. Psy

How do one learn to love their self? It's really hard for me. I doubt myself all the time & believe I'm ugly, I don't matter,I don't have a voice. Psy

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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What are signs of schizophrenia? My boyfriend initially told me he "heard voices" about a year ago. I never took him seriously because the way he said it made it seem as if he was not really having a problem. He has very unpredictable mood changes, underg

What are signs of schizophrenia? My boyfriend initially told me he "heard voices" about a year ago. I never took him seriously because the way he said it made it seem as if he was not really having a problem. He has very unpredictable mood changes, underg

There : There are three types of symptoms with schizophrenia: positive symptoms, negative symptoms, and cognitive symptoms. When a person has positive symptoms they have lost touch with reality. They may experience hallucinations. There are different types of hallucinations. A person may hear voices or sounds coming from inside or outside their head, when there is no objective noise. They may see things that aren’t there, smell things even if there is not an aroma or they may have unusual sensations in their body without a physical cause. Another positive symptom is a delusion. A delusion is a belief that a person has that is not based on reality. For instance if someone has paranoid delusions, they might fear that other people want to harm them even if there is no evidence of this. An individual might think that they have special powers. If the person has a thought disorder it is hard for them to organize their thoughts. The person may speak in a bizarre way that is confusing or unintelligible to others. Negative symptoms can include getting little pleasure out of life; failing to take care of every day functions such as showering, changing clothes or brushing teeth; losing motivation; inability to carry out plans and lessening interactions with others. A person with negative symptoms may have very little facial expression and they might have a monotone voice. They may seem emotionless. Cognitive symptoms might not be as obvious as positive symptoms. They could include problems focusing, memory problems or difficulty understanding what is going on. Illicit drug use can cause symptoms that mimic some of the features of schizophrenia. Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia can also share features. People with bipolar disorder can have marked issues with their mood. Anyone presenting with the symptoms discussed above needs a thorough evaluation by a psychiatrist which includes a medical evaluation for possible physical causes of symptoms. These are definately signs of a serious problem. Making comments about "ending it" are of particular concern. If your boyfriend threatens to kill himself, 911 should be contacted. ...Read more

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What might cause voice changes all of a sudden?

Voice Changes: You may have something on your vocal cords. I would recommend that you see an ENT who could visualize your throat and vocal cords. ...Read more

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I just turned 13 and I don't have any voice changes or growth spurts. Why?

I just turned 13 and I don't have any voice changes or growth spurts. Why?

If you're under 16yr: Thanks for your interest in HealthTap. Your question might not get answered if you are under age 16 years and writing your own questions. Have a trusted adult or parent submit your questions, using your account to ask about your concerns. There are many pediatricians on HealthTap with a great deal of expertise, but they look for questions submitted by adults on behalf of teens or younger children. ...Read more

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Hi I would like to know what is the age range for teen guy voice to change and I'm 17 and I don't want it to change so would it anyway?

Hi I would like to know what is the age range for teen guy voice to change and I'm 17 and I don't want it to change so would it anyway?

Get Ready To Mutate: "Adolescent boys' voices often begin to mutate at 12-13 years of age and taper between 15-18. During this time, lower pitches tend to be more stable than upper pitch ranges, and most of the active changes tend to occur within one year." source: http://www.ncvs.org ...Read more

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My13 yrs son is now 148cm tall. He is very much worried about his height. His voice is not changed yet.Any exercise / medicine can help him?

My13 yrs son  is now 148cm tall. He is very much worried about his height. His voice is not changed yet.Any exercise / medicine can help him?

Depends on situation: If his height progression is > 5-7cm/yr & he always been shorter than his age group, this may represent his genetic height. This would be consistent for an average parent height of 163 cm. If his parents are taller he may enter puberty later & grow after his friends stop. If growth is <5cm/y or no signs of puberty by 14 he should have a growth evaluation. Meds will not improve on a genetic height. ...Read more

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In puberty, do girls' voices change?

In puberty, do girls' voices change?

Yes, definitely: Girls voice boxes respond to steroid production during puberty just like boys. Wouldn't it sound silly if adult women had children's voices? ...Read more