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Doctor insights on: Vocal Cords

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Can they repair vocal cords once they're damaged?

Can they repair vocal cords once they're damaged?

Depends: If damaged by singing or yelling, rest and humidification can help, some ENT docs specialize in this area. If due to growths on the vocal cord, the ear nose and throat doc can shave them off with a blade or laser. ...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 ...Read more


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What is good to eat for recovering my vocal cords ?

Vocal cords: Not sure what your vocal cords would be recovering from. But, a diet that is bland, low acidic content, and avoid chocolate and caffeine and alcohol. Basically follow a gerd diet and the same lifestyle modifications, would be good. ...Read more

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Vocal cords may be damaged when i sing for all night? I get sick :(

Please have your: Parents ask this question. Healthtap can only answer questions from people who are 16 and older (it's a legal thing). ...Read more

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Everytime i finish singing my vocal cords hurt ! what can I do? And i don't really sing the same nomore

Everytime i finish singing my vocal cords hurt ! what can I do? And i don't really sing the same nomore

Time to get checked.: An otolaryngologist (ear nose and throat doctor) may be able to help. A focused history and physical examination with may include a quick scoping of your throat and vocal cords can rule out any serious problems. ...Read more

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I'm curious what could happen when your vocal cords are removed? How can that happen in the first place?

Voice: Your voice and/or breathing/swallowing could be affected. they may be removed if there is a cancer affecting the voice box. ...Read more

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Back in time i used to sing/screem/shout alot. Nowadays i feel that i've problem with my vocal cords. How to recover vocal cords ?

Back in time i used to sing/screem/shout alot. Nowadays i feel that i've problem with my vocal cords. How to recover vocal cords ?

See a doctor: Please see your doctor for a complete history and physical. A consultation with an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat doctor) may be appropriate for complete visualization of your vocal cords. ...Read more

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Is everyone born with vocal cords?

YES...,: Vocal cords are important organ of our body. Sometimes babies can born with vocal cord paralysis with breathing, swallowing and voice issues. ...Read more

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Will bringing up mucus effect vocal cords?

Depends whether: Accompanied by coughing see {pcp for reasons for mucous. ...Read more