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What Makes You Lose Your Voice
What would make you lose your voice for 4 months i didn't yell or anything there is no pain but i lost my voice for more then 4 months
After : After 2 weeks without any other symptoms, you may want to look into other reasons for your laryngitis. There are number functional and anatomical problems that can cause prolonged laryngitis such as: - otherwise silent reflux related changes, - vocal fold hemorrhage (broken blood vessels), - muscle tension dysphonia, - benign or malignant growths (especially if you are a smoker) these can be diagnosed via a laryngoscopic exam performed by an otolaryngologist otherwise known as an ear nose and throat doctor. If your laryngitis persists, you may want to have your doctor recommend a specialist who has the tools to complete a more thorough exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aphonia: Depends on the cause &extent of injury to the vocal cords. ...Read more
You want to lose it?: I'm thinking you mean the best way to get it back. If so - give it total (TOTAL) rest for several days. No whispering or mouthing words at all. Writing is the safest, but even then try not to be saying the words in your head. All those things pull on the vocal cords a bit. I did it personally and it works best if you don't do them. To lose it - surgery, I guess, but few Drs would do it. Why? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's possible: Permanent complete voice loss is rare. However, permanent partial damage to the voice resulting in a scratchy or rough or abnormal voice can happen. If you have other questions you should see a voice specialist near you. ...Read more
Hoarseness: The most common cause of recurrent hoarseness are voice overuse or voice abuse. Screaming, shouting or prolonged talking in a loud volume will result in hoarseness. Do not clear your throat or make yourself cough. Good hydration and proper voice hygiene is the key for prevention! ...Read more
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