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Vocal Cord Polyp In Children
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
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 ...Read more
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
ENT: Otolaryngologist, or "ear nose throat" doctor specializes in this problem. ...Read more
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
Another opinion: If your nodule is gone and you are still hoarse and you have discussed this with your ENT and have not gotten help then you need another opinion. Find an ENT who has a special interest in the voice. You should have a videolaryngoscopy with stroboscopy and a consultation with a speech therapist. ...Read more
Polyps: See an ear, nose and throat doctor to actually look at your vocal cords, it is very difficult to diagnose this with an xray. You can get benign polyps, warty growths and nodules for a variety of reasons. Please go to have it diagnosed completely, they can do any biopsies needed also. ...Read more
I'm having polyp removal from my vocal cord. What am I able to eat post surg and how long the period doctors?
I hadmassive polyp removed from my vocal cord 1/14/13. Began talking 1/18, sounded a bit better still hoping to heal. Now I sound worse! Is this norma?
Re-evaluation: You should have your vocal cords re-evaluated. This is done using a flexible fiberoptic scope in the office. ...Read more
I suspect nodules / polyps in my vocal cords as I have lost some of my upper range singing ability. Is there a way to self-check? Can an ENT help?
An ENT would have to do a laryngoscopy to determine whether you have nodules on your vocal cords or whether you might have simply bruised them.
In the abscence of nodules vocal rehabilitation exercises might be indicated to get your vocal range back. ...Read more
I was vomiting for several hours with the flu a few days later I developed tonsils plus the ENT found a polyp on my vocal cords what can I expect?
Flu: Firstly you have to get through the flu, then the enlarged tonsil will have to be evaluated to make sure its no a bacterial infection there, lastly the vocal cord polyp needs evaluation to make sure its not a pre-cancer. ...Read more
My gallbladder ultrasound reads abnormal thickening of neck does mean cancer if I have gallbladder polyps?
I had polyps removed on friday 14th sept and today I have pain in face, back of my neck and jaw also have a slight temperature? And the amount of horrible tasting stuff I keep swallowing, is this normal
Possible perforation: You should be expediently evaluated if not already done. Perforation (puncture)of the colon must be considered as a potential cause of these symptoms. Reaction to sedation is less likely this far out. Contact your GI doctor or if getting worse, go to the nearest er. ...Read more
My colonscopy shows that I have sessile polyp (neck less) in my rectum and rectal ulcer am on pentasa (mesalamine) what to do else?
Here's is results of tests to date no biopsies have been done yet. 2 nodules in neck- polyps in upper GI - swollen liver and spleen with lesions.?
Ovary: Biopsy a lession in neck. It could come from one of the ovaries. ...Read more
Have salivary/parotid Sarcoidosis now have polyp/canker sores under tongue and side of tongue in back. Hurts down neck and ear also. Can this be Sarcoid?
One cause? Lymph node (all), neck, back & joint pain, cough, wheezing, painful lumps shins under skin, R ear noise, tmj, fatigue, anxiety, nasal polyp
One cause?: You describe multiple signs and symptoms that may or may not be related. Please see your Physician for examination. Your Physican may also recommend that you see your Dentist, but I suspect that hour problems are medical, not dental. ...Read more
29 yr female w bladder polyps, abdominal pain, blood on tissue from bowel movements, a swollen lymph node in my neck, random vomiting fits. Gastritis?
Gastritis is a: Possibility. But it be better to get it confirmed because of your history. ...Read more
Yes/No: Adenomas which are dysplatic polyps that increase the risk for colorectal cancer are not commonly found in children. However wit peutz-jeghers syndrome and juvenile polyposis, children may have colon polyps with cancer risks. Isolated juvenile polyps (hamartomas) of the colon are common (occurring in 1 to 2 percent of children), usually solitary, and are no risk for cancer. ...Read more
I'm 34 and had tonsils out 4 1/2 yrs ago. Whenever I get a cold I get laryngitis. August I had vocal polyps removed and now have 1st cold & laryngitis?
Immunity: Sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. It sounds like you are highly susceptible to infection. Are you asking why you are sick again after having a tonsillectomy and polypectomy? Some people just have a predisposition to infection for multiple reasons. Try frequent salt water gargles and ask your dentist or primary care doctor for chlorhexadin mouthwash. ...Read more
My gynae said I had a uterine polyp which had to be removed or else I would not be able to have children. I went to another gynae a few months later who said he could not see anything. Do I need a 3rd opinion? Is this serious?
What effect does stress have on vocal chords and how can we avoid all that? Can it cause a polyp? Thanking you
Stress is bad: Stress is tough on the body in general. Stress on the vocal folds is generally in the form of talking too much, talking loudly, or illness such as a cold. Learning correct posture, lung and breathing control, and knowing when to limit speech or vocalization help to reduce stress on the voice box, or larynx. Vocal abuse can lead to nodules. If you sing, a good voice coach is paramount. ...Read more
A condition in which abuse of vocal cords cause benign (noncancerous) growths on both vocal cords. Over time, repeated abuse of the vocal cords results in soft, swollen spots on each vocal cord. These spots develop into harder, callous-like growths called nodules. The nodules will become larger and stiffer the longer ...Read more