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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 ...Read more


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Can vocal cord nodules or polyps hurt?

Can vocal cord nodules or polyps hurt?

Not usually: Vocal fold nodules or polyps usually arise from voice abuse or voice misuse. They are rarely painful. ...Read more

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Is vocal cord nodule painful?

Is vocal cord nodule painful?

Typically no: Vocal cord nodules/cysts typically do not cause pain, but often hoarseness. If the cyst is infected or becoming too large, may cause pain and difficult breathing etc... Obviously you should follow-up with your doc about the nodule and make sure it is not malignant/canerous etc.. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you treat a vocal cord nodule?

How do you treat a vocal cord nodule?

Vocal cord nodules: Are usually due to vocal abuse. The main treatment is speech therapy. Also agressive treatment of any acid reflux. Occasionally, surgery is needed for cases that dont clear up with speech therapy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vocal cord nodule?

Hoarseness: Vocal cord nodules are usually caused by vocal abuse. The main symptom is hoarseness. They do not cause pain and can not be felt. An ENT doctor can examine your vocal cords and explain the treatment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for vocal cord nodules?

What is the treatment for vocal cord nodules?

ENT first.: Start with a good ENT in your area that has experience treating singers. The ENT can determine the correct diagnosis and treatment, which often includes working with a speech therapist to change any vocal habits that may have led to the problem. Voice rest and lots of fluids are a must! ...Read more

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How fast can I make my vocal cord nodule go away?

Vocal cord nodule: Nodules are benign. They are slow to resolve, often taking months. Primary treatment is speech therapy, voice rest and coverage for acid refulx.. Surgery is reserved as the last option if non-surgical treatments aren't successful. ...Read more

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How long does a small vocal cord nodule take to heal?

Depends: Voice abuse is the most common cause of a vocal fold nodule. It is a thickening of the lining epithelium and usually requires voice therapy. However, modified voice rest can result in recovery of this thickening in a matter of weeks to months. You need to see your layrngologist for advice or a voice therapist for therapy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vocal cord nodule?

Vocal cord nodules: This is basically a callous of the vocal cord. It produces a change in one's voice. They are most often due to over use of your voice. First line treatment is generally voice therapy with surgery reserved for recalcitrant cases. ...Read more

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Can vocal cord nodules turn cancerous?

Can vocal cord nodules turn cancerous?

Unlikely: Most nodules are benign but like any growth rarely they can be malignant. Some nodules may be premalignant and over time - especially in smokers - they can become cancerous. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more