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My sister says she has vocal cord paralysis. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not likely

No increased risk of vocal cord paralysis in family members since the causes of vocal cord paralysis are not inherited.

In brief: Not likely

No increased risk of vocal cord paralysis in family members since the causes of vocal cord paralysis are not inherited.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Most likely not

Vocal cord paralysis can be caused by different things and it is usually not related to family history.

In brief: Most likely not

Vocal cord paralysis can be caused by different things and it is usually not related to family history.
Dr. Phil Zapanta
Dr. Phil Zapanta
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