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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Enlarged Vocal Chords

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Anyone know what is a natural remedy for vocal chords nodules or persistent hoarseness?

Anyone know what is a natural remedy for vocal chords nodules or persistent hoarseness?

Speech therapy: Dangerous causes of hoarseness should be ruled out by an ENT doctor. Following that, speech therapy can be beneficial for vocal nodules. ...Read more

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Enlarged Vocal Chords (Definition)

Enlarged vocal cords are a clinical finding in which the vocal cords, which are in the throat and help produce sound, are larger than in a normal, healthy person. This can cause hoarseness and typically occurs because of non-cancerous growths ...Read more


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Could clearing sore throat permanently damages your vocal cords?

Could clearing sore throat permanently damages your vocal cords?

Yes: Clearing of the throat by habit or a feeling of mucus or reflux of acid can permanently damage the surface of the true vocal folds. When you continuously clear your throat you are essentially banging the vocal folds against each other. Eventually you may develop a vocal fold nodule, ulcer, bleed into the fold. You need to find out why you are clearing your throat so often. ...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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What to do to clear up hoarseness in throat caused by GERD or acid reflux. There are no nodes on the vocal chords.

What to do to clear up hoarseness in throat caused by GERD or acid reflux. There are no nodes on the vocal chords.

Ask your doctor: The doctor who looked at vocal cords may be able to recommend a medicine for this problem. Start by asking your doctor. Otherwise, see a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Acid reflux and swollen vocal cords, what to do?

Acid reflux and swollen vocal cords, what to do?

See below: It is a sign of aspiration, treat the condition more aggressively with medication, eat lighter dinner, raise head of bed by 6-8 inches (not by extra pillows, for it could worsen the situation) go to bed empty stomach, if those measures are not sufficient then consult with a gastroenterologist, . ...Read more

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Would a thyroid groider push on my vocal chords and permanently damage them?

Would a thyroid groider push on my vocal chords and permanently damage them?

Yes: A goiter is an enlarged thyroid gland sits beneath the trachea where vocal cords (vc) reside. The nerve that tells the vocal cords to function is the recurrent laryngeal nerve. It's course travels from brain around thyroid then up to vc. A lrge goiter or nodule can stretch the nerve causing damage, why its recommended to remove nodules by 4 cm can any voice change taken seriously. ...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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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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Voice cord inflammation for baby?

Voice cord inflammation for baby?

Yes: Baby's can have this from overuse, i.e. Too much screaming. Also infection such as croup-like syndromes. Even drainage from allergies or viral colds can cause hoarseness.If the baby is having no difficulty breathing, this usually clears up on its own. ...Read more

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Would a yeast infection of the vocal cords mimic vocal cord cancer?

Would a yeast infection of the vocal cords mimic vocal cord cancer?

No such thing: I've been a doctor for 30 years. I've seen many cases of laryngeal cancer but none of yeast infection of vocal cords. I don't think there is such a thing. If you have persistent hoarseness see ENT specialist ASAP. Risk factors for head and neck cancer are smoking, and drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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How can enlarged thyroid with throat tightening or throat spasm be treated

How can enlarged thyroid  with throat  tightening or throat spasm be treated

Goiter: If the thyroid is large it can cause narrowing of the airway and that is an indication for surgery. You should have your thyroid hormone levels checked, if hyper or hypoactive it can be treated. If the hormone level is normal, you should have a cat scan to determine if the gland is narrowing the breathing pipe or trachea. If so surgery may treat your problem. Finally you should look for other causes of shortness of breath including asthma or obstructive sleep apnea. ...Read more

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If someone has throat cancer that pushes on there vocal chords, once the cancer is home will their vocal chords heal back to normal? Or will that permenently affect their vocal chords?

If someone has throat cancer that pushes on there vocal chords, once the cancer is home will their vocal chords heal back to normal? Or will that permenently affect their vocal chords?

Depends: If it is "pushing" on the vocal cores, there is a good chance that function should return. If it involves the nerves or is invading the cords, it may not. Also the treatment- surgery or radiation, may eradicate the tumor but damage the chord in the same spot. ...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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Can smoking cause a hoarse voice?

Dysphonia: Yes, absolutely. It will cause vocal cord irritation and swelling as well as trauma due to cough and most importantly, will significantly increase your risk for laryngeal cancer. ...Read more

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Suffered from sore throat, raspy voice for years. Tried speech therapy. No polling etc. Always clearing throat. What's best to eat? To avoid?

Suffered from sore throat, raspy voice for years. Tried speech therapy. No polling etc. Always clearing throat. What's best to eat? To avoid?

Post nasal drip: Chronic post nasal drip with or without allergic cause or reflux would be two of the most common causes of those symptoms. You can do a trial of antihistamines, pull dairy from your diet, or do allergy testing to confirm this as the cause. Reflux can be confirmed by seeing ent, having a nasal scope and showing inflamed vocal chords. ...Read more