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Voice Disorders (Definition)

Voice disorders - "voice quality, pitch, and loudness differ or are inappropriate for an individual's age, gender, cultural background, or geographic location." ...Read more


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Why is my voice really deep and hoarse morning after taking t3 (liothyronine)?

Why is my voice really deep and hoarse morning after taking t3 (liothyronine)?

Thyroidectomy?: Taking T3 (liothyronine) shouldn't make you hoarse. However, if you're on it right after surgical removal of your thyroid then the hoarseness is likely due to the surgery and is often short-term. ...Read more

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How can I make my voice hoarse?

How can I make my voice hoarse?

Overuse: There are many causes of a hoarse voice. Voice overuse, misuse, viral infection, and reflux of acid from the stomach are the common causes. I am not sure what you are saying in your question. But I assume you are asking what can cause a hoarse voice.
Constant clearing of the throat and frequent coughing can also cause a hoarse voice. If persistent see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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My voice is hoarse sometimes. What can I do to cure this?

Depends: To treat the hoarseness, one needs to know the cause. An otolaryngologist (ENT) doctor would be in a good position to provide evaluation and treatment with the goal of improving or possibly curing the hoarseness. ...Read more

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My voice is hoarse for the past few months. Any thoughts or advice?

See an ENT: Otolaryngologists or ENT surgeons can evaluate you and perform the necessary tests to evaluate your hoarseness.
There are many possibilites here so they would be the most qualified specialist to see. ...Read more

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What to do if I have done a lot of yelling over the years and now my voice so hoarse. Is that any way to reverse this?

What to do if I have done a lot of yelling over the years and now my voice so hoarse. Is that any way to reverse this?

See an ENT doctor: Complete loss, severe change in voice or hoarseness lasting longer than 2-3 weeks, it should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist- ENT (ear, nose and throat doctor). Take care. ...Read more

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I've had a "hoarse" voice since April 2nd (when I was sick). I'm all better, but my voice is still hoarse... What might be the cause of that?

Hoarse Voice: Greetings. The most likely cause of your vocal changes is persistent swelling of your vocal cords. The cold is most commonly caused by a virus as is laryngitis. Give your voice a rest. Drink lots of liquids and avoid aggressive throat clearing. Ibuprofen is a good antiinflammatory that will help too. I assume you have no reflux and don't smoke. Rest assured your voice should recover just fine. ...Read more

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I am a 32 y old woman and my voice is hoarse and quite deep, I feel this is getting worse with age, this is really affecting my confidence, thanks?

I am a 32 y old woman and my voice is hoarse and quite deep, I feel this is getting worse with age, this is really affecting my confidence, thanks?

ENT doctor: You should see and ENT doctor and have h/her look at your vocal cords and advise you. If you smoke then it is a "no brainier" as to what you need to do. Still see the ent, which stands for ear, nose, and throat. ...Read more

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Why do I have hoarseness in my voice?

Why do I have hoarseness in my voice?

Many reasons: But the underlying problem is something affecting the vibration of your vocal cords. The vocal cords are like two strands of a rubber band. When they don't vibrate well, you will have hoarseness. This can be due to inflammation (reflux, allergies), infection, poor technique leading to fatigue, smoking, nodules, polyps, cysts, etc. If hoarseness persists, you should see an ent. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery or a way to make my voice less raspy or hoarse?

Is there a surgery or a way to make my voice less raspy or hoarse?

Speech therapy: I recommend that you avoid screaming.

Treating reflux can be helpful. Don't allow yourself to be overweight or obese.

Avoid smoking.

Consider seeing an otolaryngologist.

Before considering surgery for your voice, speech therapy is most often used. ...Read more

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My voice has been hoarse for 3 weeks and feels like something is stuck in my throa. Help!

Multiple causes: You could have a vocal cord polyp or nodule, you could also have reflux disease which may be more likely. Even if you do have the former, conservative treatment is the same. Speak in a normal voice - no screaming or whispering. Try to drink enough water and reduce spicy or salty foods. Prilosec otc may help if taken for 4 - 6 weeks. If it continues see an otoloaryngologist for a laryngoscopy. ...Read more

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I lost my voice suddenly on saturday night, its really hoarse but still not back to normal. But im in no paim?

Laryngitis: You have laryngitis causes usually by an infection or trauma. Rest your voice, talk only when necessary and avoid exerting your vocal cords such as yelling, singing etc Adequate fluid intake. Warm salt water gargle. Healthy diet and rest ...Read more

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I have hoarse voice and lose air on my last words in a sentence and my last words don't come out. My voice is deeper at times too?

Needs Evaluation: This may represent many different entities, the most of which are benign. Sometimes however a laryngeal malignancy could present in this way. See your physician to sort it out. ...Read more

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I’m a female and unable to scream. If I try to nothing comes out. Just a raspy noise. My voice is often hoarse also. What could cause this?

I’m a female and unable to scream. If I try to nothing comes out. Just a raspy noise. My voice is often hoarse also. What could cause this?

Larynx problem: See your GP for possible referral to ENT doctor. There could be something like a growth on the larynx which causes the problem of the hoarse voice. ...Read more

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I had strep thoraot about a month ago and still have some hoarseness to my voice---will this eventually go away?

Try not: To use it so much. Rest is the bear doe it. A quiet whisper you should use if you have to use your voice ...Read more

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I lost my voice during a very bad cold that lasted for three weeks, now my voice is hoarse. What could this be? Is there any home remedies?

I lost my voice during a very bad cold that lasted for three weeks, now my voice is hoarse. What could this be? Is there any home remedies?

Laryngitis: See my tip on this. Try to rest your voice for about three days. Increase humidification in the bedroom, drink extra fluids, avoid shouting or raising your voice for about 2 weeks. This will allow the inflammation of your vocal cords to resolve. If you still have problems after instituting these measures for 2 weeks, see an ENT. ...Read more

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I choked on a carrot about 3-4 weeks ago and my voice got hoarse, and got better the next day. Could the carrot have caused permanent damage?

Did: You cough it out? It is unlikely to cause permanent damage. However if you have repeat of choking, a video swallow / or EGD or GI consult. ...Read more

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I've had laryngitis over and over again for the last few months. It's just a bit of hoarseness and then it's gone, but I use my voice for my work.?

I've had laryngitis over and over again for the last few months. It's just a bit of hoarseness and then it's gone, but I use my voice for my work.?

Happens: This hoarseness is common in people who use their voices, as teachers, singers, etc. But if it is recurring, you need to see an ENT for an examination, rest your voice when it happens, see a doctor soon, good luck.
P.S. You need an adult to ask on your behalf if you're under 18 years, according to HT rules ...Read more

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For the past few months my voice has been hoarse/scratchy but, without pain. I am a half a pack a day smoker, 49 year old male, in otherwise in excele?

Need an exam: Sorry, in any smoker who has a change in their voice an examination of their voice box is critical. Even though you have no pain, that is not significant clinically. You need to find an ENT doctor and have them take a good look at your voice box using a fiber-optic scope. ...Read more

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My throat is not hurting but my voice hoarse and cracking today?

My throat is not hurting but my voice hoarse and cracking today?

Voice hoarse: You prababely have viral laryngitis.It is usually self limiting and do not need any antibiotics, rest your voice, and if it persists than see your doctor, as it can be associated with bacterial or fungus infection, it can also be caused by esophgeal reflux, excessive smoking, use of inhaled steroids, allergies and overuse of voice by shouting and loud singing. ...Read more

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I am coughing up green phlem and my voice is hoarse what could this be. Its been going on for 5 days?

I am coughing up green phlem and my voice is hoarse what could this be. Its been going on for 5 days?

Bronchitis....: You likely have bronchitis, an infection of the airways. It is usually caused by either a bacterial or viral infection. See your doctor so the exact etiology of the infection can be determined and treatment rendered. The hoarse voice can be due to upper airway inflammation from the infected sputum or the cough itself. Sometimes, a sputum culture is needed to determine the responsible organism. ...Read more

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Well I stoped smoking 3 weeks ago n it feels weird when I eat n drink n my voice is hoarse in the moring should I be worried?

No: Sensory receptors are awakening, and secretions caused by the irritants are flowing better. Things will return to normal soon. Congratulations for quitting - it's the best thing you can do for your future health. ...Read more

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I quit smoking. Will the hoarseness in my voice go away in time?

Usually but depends: On what damage the smoking has already done. In some smokers, the vocal cords become scarred or develop nodules and hoarseness may persist. Most of the time it is chronic inflammation and this heals, with time. It will also depend on how long and how much you smoked, what kind of cigarettes, and your own biology and predisposition to smoking-related damage. Congratulations and stay quit!!! ...Read more

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I cough after eating certain foods and my voice is getting hoarse?

I cough after eating certain foods and my voice is getting hoarse?

Concern: Vocal cord malfunction
can be related to aspiration and coughing and hoarseness!
? Smoker?
See ENT - otolaryngology. ...Read more