Hoarseness

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Ear, nose, throat (ENT)

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Internal medicine

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  • Abnormal voice changes

  • No improvement in hoarse voice even after a few weeks

  • My voice sounds coarse in the evening/at night

  • My voice sounds hoarse in the evening/at night

  • Hoarse voice from talking too much at work

  • My voice sounds weird

  • Voice has remained hoarse for several weeks already

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

It refers to having an abnormal voice.when it sounds raspy, strained or breathy.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Abnormal menstruation

  • Edema

  • Respiratory wheeze

  • Difficulty breathing / breathlessness

  • Facial edema

  • Fever

  • Chest pain during swallowing

  • Dysphagia

  • Small voice

Possible causes

Related serious diseases

  • Bronchial asthma

    A condition where the airways are highly sensitive and overreact to foreign substances or environmental changes. The underlying cause is unclear but involves genetics. There are many triggers for asthma flares, including smoke, pollen, dust mite droppings, cold weather, exercise and viral infections.

  • Pertussis

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have a hoarse voice?

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

  • Is your hoarse voice worse when you wake up in the morning?

  • Is your hoarse voice worst in the evenings and nights?

  • Do you have a sore throat?

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References

  • Judd O, Colvin IB. Hoarse voice. BMJ. 2010 Apr 7;340:c522. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c522. PMID: 20375088.

    https://www.bmj.com/content/340/bmj.c522

Medically Reviewed By:

Rohini R

Rohini R, MD

Ear, nose, throat (ENT)

Yoshinori Abe

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Internal medicine

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