What are vocal cord polyps?

Scar tissue. These are usually signs of irritation.
Growth in voice box. Vocal cord polyps are benign lesions that can occur either one or both sides of voice box.

Related Questions

Are vocal cord polyps reversible?

They can shrink. Often times the best coure of action is to have the polyp removed (and biopsied for presence of cancer cells-as benign polyps can convert to malignant tumors) check with an experienced otolaryngolgist (ent). Read more...

An xray shows that I havr polyps on my vocal cord, what other than throat cancet could iy be?

Overuse. Cancer is an uncommon cause of lesions on the vocal cords. The most common is growth of polyps which are like callouses and comes from over use, serious singing and chronic infection. Read more...
Polyps. See an ear, nose and throat doctor to actually look at your vocal cords, it is very difficult to diagnose this with an xray. You can get benign polyps, warty growths and nodules for a variety of reasons. Please go to have it diagnosed completely, they can do any biopsies needed also. Read more...

I hadmassive polyp removed from my vocal cord 1/14/13. Began talking 1/18, sounded a bit better still hoping to heal. Now I sound worse! Is this norma?

It can be. Sometimes healing can lead to swelling and in some cases a temporary polyp called a granuloma. Contact your surgeon and let him/her know. They may want you to come in to take a look. Read more...
Re-evaluation. You should have your vocal cords re-evaluated. This is done using a flexible fiberoptic scope in the office. Read more...