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Doctor insights on: Vocal Cord Polyp In Children

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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

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 on a ...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 kind of doctor sees somebody for vocal cord nodule?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for vocal cord nodule?

ENT: Otolaryngologist, or "ear nose throat" doctor specializes in this problem. ...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 don't clear up with speech 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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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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Can you recover your singing voice after a vocal cord nodule is removed?

Can you recover your singing voice after a vocal cord nodule is removed?

It depends: Depending on how the normal part of the cord was effected by the surgery to remove the nodule you may have no problem at all. If, however, some of the normal cord was injured it could lead to a change in your voice. ...Read more

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I had a vocal cord nodule removed, but it did not cure my hoarseness - what can I do?

I had a vocal cord nodule removed, but it did not cure my hoarseness - what can I do?

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

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What are vocal cord polyps?

Scar tissue: These are usually signs of irritation.

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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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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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An xray shows that I havr polyps on my vocal cord, what other than throat cancet could iy be?

An xray shows that I havr polyps on my vocal cord, what other than throat cancet could iy be?

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

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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?

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?

Vocal rehab: 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

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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?

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

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My gallbladder ultrasound reads abnormal thickening of neck does mean cancer if I have gallbladder polyps?

My gallbladder ultrasound reads abnormal thickening of neck does mean cancer if I have gallbladder polyps?

NO: Ultrasound is not how cancer is diagnosed. Gallbladder polyps is a risk factor for cancer and is an indication for cholecystectomy especially if symtomatic. See a surgeon for an opinion. Standard of care for cancer diagnosis is tissue based. ...Read more

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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

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

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My colonscopy shows that I have sessile polyp (neck less) in my rectum and rectal ulcer am on pentasa (mesalamine) what to do else?

My colonscopy shows that I have sessile polyp (neck less) in my rectum and rectal ulcer am on pentasa (mesalamine) what to do else?

Aspirin: There are some studies suggesting that low dose Aspirin may prevent polyps. Also if your colonoscopy was at thirty then any siblings and your children will need a colonoscopy at 20. ...Read more

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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? 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

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Are colonic polyps common in children?

Are colonic polyps common in children?

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

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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?

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

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Is it unusual for children under the age of 5 to have colon polyps?

Is it unusual for children under the age of 5 to have colon polyps?

Possibly: Some children under the age of 18 will have hamartomas which are not true polyps, however they can cause obstruction, prolapse and bleeding. If there is a familial polyposis syndrome polyps may be found in teenagers. ...Read more

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What does it mean when u have polyps on ur vocals and how is it fixed?

What does it mean when u have polyps on ur vocals and how is it fixed?

Polyps R polyps: They need 2 b evaluated and treated by an ENT specialist. Causes can b from over use, as in singers, smoking. If they look malignant the eval is extremely important, if they cause cough or change ur voice, they can b removed. ...Read more

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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

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Vocal Cord Polyp (Definition)

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


Polyp (Definition)

A polyp may occur anyplace on the body, but is most commonly seen in the colon when a colonscopy exam is done. It is a bump or protrusion from the lining of the GI tract and colon, which can can be benign or turn ...Read more