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Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
31 years in practice
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Can I have damaged my vocal cords or are they just swollen?

Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
31 years in practice
6M people helped
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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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified
9 years in practice
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Dr. Jamil Hussain
Board Certified, General Practice
55 years in practice
104K people helped
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Acid reflux and swollen vocal cords, what to do?

Dr. Jamil Hussain
Board Certified, General Practice
55 years in practice
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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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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified
9 years in practice
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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
103M people helped
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What could cause my vocal cords n voice box to be swollen real bad n infected?

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
103M people helped
What could cause my vocal cords n voice box to be swollen real bad n infected?

Not many things: If you are truly infected it must be with an organism of low pathogenicity. Tuberculosis, fungal infection, cytomegalovirus come to mind. But all this is unlikely. If your vocal cords are swollen for 6 months you should see an ENT doctor asap. ...Read more

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Dr. Hassan Arshad
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
11 years in practice
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What do you recommend if I have acid reflux and swollen vocal cords?

Dr. Hassan Arshad
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
11 years in practice
218K people helped
What do you recommend if I have acid reflux and swollen vocal cords?

Several things: First is to make sure that your vocal cord swelling isn/t due to a serious problem. An ENT doctor can take a look at your vocal cords directly. To control reflux, you need to change your diet (just look up gerd online), followed by medication if that does not work. If you smoke, then quitting now will help as well. Finally, rest your vocal cords when you can and avoid yelling. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
19 years in practice
3M people helped
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Swollen vocal cords and can't talk, and can't eat, been that way for about three months!!

Dr. Suzanne Galli
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
19 years in practice
3M people helped
Swollen vocal cords and can't talk, and can't eat, been that way for about three months!!

See an ENT: a board certified otolaryngologist should evaluate your vocal cords ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
143M people helped
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
78M people helped
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My vocal cords are swollen gray color not white no nodules no lumps no growthswhats causing the infection?

Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
78M people helped
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

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Dr. Alan Feldman
Board Certified, Endocrinology
36 years in practice
2M people helped
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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?

Dr. Alan Feldman
Board Certified, Endocrinology
36 years in practice
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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

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Dr. John Chiu
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
52 years in practice
21M people helped
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Having breathing problem on minimal exertion can it be due to swollen vocal cords 2decho, pft xray, cbp, tsh=normal, ?

Dr. John Chiu
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
52 years in practice
21M people helped

Possible vocal cord: If you have lpr, this can trigger vocal cord dysfunction- a condition wherein the vocal cord paradoxically closes up when you try to breathe in . Usually the shortness of breath occurs in 5 mins or less after exertion. You need to control the lpr then consider seeing an ENT and/or speech therapist if the problem fails to resolve. It may take weeks ...Read more

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