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My voice has been hoarse for a month now. No other symptoms. Saw my PC today and scheduled me to see an ENT this week. Nervous, is this serious?

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Dr. Elliot Schnur
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: The right approach

There are several causes for persistent hoarseness.
May be caused by allergies, smoking, reflux, an upper respiratory infection, polyps or tumors of the vocal chords and vocal cord paralysis, amongst other things. Visiting an ENT doctor is a very wise step. Direct examination of the vocal cords is critical and can be performed in the office. This will provide the diagnosis in many cases.

In brief: The right approach

There are several causes for persistent hoarseness.
May be caused by allergies, smoking, reflux, an upper respiratory infection, polyps or tumors of the vocal chords and vocal cord paralysis, amongst other things. Visiting an ENT doctor is a very wise step. Direct examination of the vocal cords is critical and can be performed in the office. This will provide the diagnosis in many cases.
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Dr. Edwin Schuller
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

Can be serious but probably benign polyp.

In brief: Possibly

Can be serious but probably benign polyp.
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