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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Vocal Cord Problems (Overview)

Vocal cord problems refer to any disorder of the larynx, which are the muscles in the throat responsible for producing vocal sound. Infections, strain, and problems with the nerves controlling these muscles are among the more common causes of vocal cord problems.


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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

Dr. Lynne Weixel
27 doctors shared insights

Vocal Cord Problems (Overview)

Vocal cord problems refer to any disorder of the larynx, which are the muscles in the throat responsible for producing vocal sound. Infections, strain, and problems with the nerves controlling these muscles are among the more common causes of vocal cord problems.


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Vocal cord problems! who do singers see?

Vocal cord problems! who do singers see?

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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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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Vocal cord problems! who do singers see?

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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Could a vocal cord problem a symptom of asthma?

Could a vocal cord problem a symptom of asthma?

Yes: Vocal cord dysfunction (paradoxical closure of the vocal cords) can both mimick and coexist with asthma. Google it. ...Read more

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What md do you see for vocal cord problems?

What md do you see for vocal cord problems?

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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Can a vocal cord problem be related to asthma?

Yes: Vocal cord dysfunction (vcd) also known as paradoxical motion of the vocal cords can simulate and can accompany asthma. It's not caused by asthma per se but is more common in asthmatics since the asthma may cause more focus on breathing by the patient. Google it for more info. ...Read more

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Having breathing problem on minimal exertion can it be due to swelling in my throat , vocal cord i hve lpr?

Having breathing problem on minimal exertion can it be due to swelling in my throat , vocal cord i hve lpr?

Acid reflux: Reflux of acid from the stomach causes burning or irritation of the throat and esophagus, primarily when lying down, but rarely results in breathing problems. Shortness of breath with exercise may indicate asthma or exercise induced bronchospasm. Either problem will be worse if you are a smoker. ...Read more

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Diagnosed partial right vocal cord paralysis following a surgery. Clean chest/neck CT. Said no neurological problem. Seeking another opinion. ?

Diagnosed partial right vocal cord paralysis following a surgery. Clean chest/neck CT. Said no neurological problem. Seeking another opinion. ?

Uncertain: If this was an injury from surgery you need to discuss with your position what type of injury it was. There are also other vocal cord problems, and it would be wise to see ENT physician ...Read more

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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