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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is vocal cord polyp?

Non-cancerous lumps on the vocal cords, also known as "singer's nodules". They usually result from long periods of vocal strain (e.g singing, shouting).

Symptoms of vocal cord polyp

  • Hoarse voice lasting more than 3 weeks

  • Working requires or strains my voice a lot

  • Hoarse voice

Questions your doctor may ask to check for vocal cord polyp

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose vocal cord polyp

  • Have you had hoarse voice for more than 3 weeks?

  • Do you use your voice a lot at work?

  • Do you have a hoarse voice?

Treatment for vocal cord polyp

Treatment is usually with voice therapy and rest. In some cases, surgery to remove the polyp can be considered.

View the symptoms of Vocal cord polyp

  • Hoarseness


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