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How is a voice disorder diagnosed?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Physical exam

Your ent/laryngologist can diagnose most voice disorders by listening to you, going over your medical history, and then examining you and your voice box.
There are many types of voice disorders, and some form of treatment can help with most of them. A long term voice problem (over 1-2 weeks) may indicate a serious condition so don't delay in getting seen. Best wishes.

In brief: Physical exam

Your ent/laryngologist can diagnose most voice disorders by listening to you, going over your medical history, and then examining you and your voice box.
There are many types of voice disorders, and some form of treatment can help with most of them. A long term voice problem (over 1-2 weeks) may indicate a serious condition so don't delay in getting seen. Best wishes.
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Ronda Alexander
Guidelines from the national ENT organization recommend that patients not be sent for treatment until the larynx (voicebox) is examined by a qualified provider.
Dr. Alan Mindlin
Ophthalmology

In brief: Ent eval

Seek ear nose throat eval to rule out treatable causes first.

In brief: Ent eval

Seek ear nose throat eval to rule out treatable causes first.
Dr. Alan Mindlin
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