Vocal Cord Paralysis Quiz

Check your symptoms and
find possible causes with AI for free

Reviewed By:

Rohini R

Rohini R, MD (Ear, nose, throat (ENT))

From our team of 50+ doctors

Please choose the symptom you are most concerned about.

It will help us optimise further questions for you.

By starting the symptom checker, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Find another symptom

How Ubie can help you

With an easy 3-min questionnaire, Ubie's AI-powered system will generate a free report on possible causes.

Your symptoms

Input your symptoms

Our AI

Our AI checks your symptoms

Your report

You get your personalized report

Personalized Report

✔︎  When to see a doctor

✔︎  What causes your symptoms

✔︎  Treatment information etc.

Just 3 minutes.
Developed by doctors.

Learn more about Vocal cord paralysis

Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is vocal cord paralysis?

A condition where the nerves supplying the vocal cords are damaged, causing them to move poorly. Causes include strokes, and radiotherapy/surgery to the neck.

Symptoms of vocal cord paralysis

  • Hoarse voice

  • Feeling breathless

  • Noisy breathing; e.g. wheezing, rattling

  • Voice is softer than usual

  • Cough

  • Have been under general anesthesia for a surgery within the last 6 months

Questions your doctor may ask to check for vocal cord paralysis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose vocal cord paralysis

  • Do you have a hoarse voice?

  • Are you breathless or having hard time breathing?

  • Is your breathing noisy; e.g. wheezing, rattling?

  • Do you have a quiet voice making it hard to speaking loudly?

  • Do you have a cough?

Treatment for vocal cord paralysis

This condition can sometimes be treated with voice therapy and training. However, in some cases surgery or injections may be needed. If both vocal cords are paralyzed, there can be difficulty breathing and emergency medical care is needed.

View the symptoms of Vocal cord paralysis

Reviewed By:

Rohini R

Rohini R, MD (Ear, nose, throat (ENT))

From our team of 50+ doctors

Just 3 minutes.
Developed by doctors.

Ubie is supervised by 50+ medical experts worldwide

Shohei Harase

Shohei Harase, MD


Kameda Medical Center, Japan

Yu Shirai

Yu Shirai, MD


Yotsuya Yui Clinic, Japan

Yoshinori Abe

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Internal medicine

Co-founder of Ubie, Inc.

Rohini R

Rohini R, MD

Ear, nose, throat (ENT)

Bayshore Health Centre, India

Seiji Kanazawa

Seiji Kanazawa, MD, PHD

Obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN)

National Center for Child Health and Development, Japan

View our medical experts