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Vocal Cord (Overview)

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 clarinet. www.mainlineent.com.


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What does an inflamed vocal cord feel like?

What does an inflamed vocal cord feel like?

Pain: An inflamed vocal fold is almost always caused by a virus following an upper respiratory infection, such as a sore throat, cough or nasal drainage. Usually both vocal folds are inflamed and that usually produces hoarseness and certainly pain can be present. The pain would be located behind the thyroid cartilage (adam's apple). A diagnosis is necessary by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

Vocal Cord (Overview)

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 clarinet. www.mainlineent.com.


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What is the definition or description of: vocal cord?

What is the definition or description of: vocal cord?

Vocal cord defined: 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 clarinet. www.mainlineent.com. ...Read more

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What are vocal cord polyps?

Growth in voice box: Vocal cord polyps are benign lesions that can occur either one or both sides of voice box. ...Read more

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Whom do you see for vocal cord problems?

Whom do you see for vocal cord problems?

ENT!: Depending on your insurance, you will need to see your primary doctor for a referral, but otherwise you can make an appointment with an otolarygologist (ENT) specialist. ...Read more

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Are vocal cord polyps reversible?

Are vocal cord polyps reversible?

They can shrink: Often times the best coure of action is to have the polyp removed (and biopsied for presence of cancer cells-as benign polyps can convert to malignant tumors) check with an experienced otolaryngolgist (ent). ...Read more

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I've been taking predisone 20 mg in the morning for 6 days . Can i abruptly stop safely ? It is for lesion on vocal cord .

I've been taking predisone 20 mg in the morning for 6 days . Can i abruptly stop safely ? It is for lesion on vocal cord .

Ok: Since it is such a short duration, you can stop it without significant problem (except for possible fatigue for a day with the withdrawal). However you should follow the dose and duration prescribed by you doctor. ...Read more

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Can a thyroidectomy cause vocal cord damage?

Can a thyroidectomy cause vocal cord damage?

Yes: Hi. The recurrent laryngeal nerves (RLN) run right by the thyroid on their way to the voice box. Sometimes a RLN has to be sacrificed doing thyroid cancer surgery; more often a surgeon with no business operating in that part of the body hits one (or both). Since you had a thyroidectomy, may I guess it was for cancer? Was the cancer outside the thyroid capsule? Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there a good way treat vocal nodules on my vocal cord?

Voice rest: Vocal cord nodules are often due to overuse of the vocal cords. A period of voice rest is often helpful. ...Read more

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How common is vocal cord injury from general anesthesia?

Rare: When you place a large plastic through the vocal cords there is always a chance of damage. Fortunately there is usually only a swelling which goes away quickly. More serious damage has been seen but is rare. ...Read more

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