Vocal Cord Polyps/Nodules

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Can vocal cord polyps go away on their own?

With proper voice training nodules can disappear within six to 12 weeks.

Sometimes with rest, vocal cord polyps will go away on their own with in a few weeks.

Are vocal cord polyps painful?

No, vocal cord polyps are not painful.

Do vocal cord polyps need to be removed?

If the polyps are of larger size or have been there for a long time than it has to be removed. Children do not usually have surgery.

Are vocal cord polyps common?

Vocal cord polyps are common in adults. They are the non cancerous growths which causes hoarseness of voice.

What are signs of damaged vocal cords?

-Persistence hoarseness of voice or any changes in the voice for more than two weeks.

-chronic vocal fatigue

-discomfort while talking.

What are vocal cord polyp?

Vocal cord Polyps/Nodules are the benign (noncancerous) growths (mass of tissue) on both vocal cords.

The major cause of the formation of the vocal cord nodule is the overuse, strenuous or abusive voice practices such as yelling and coughing. The individuals who use their voice constantly in a loud environment are more susceptible to the formation of vocal cord polyps/nodules.

What are the causes of vocal cord polyps?

The major cause of formation of vocal cord nodules is by overuse, misuse or abuse of voice.

Vocal nodules occur more frequently in women between the ages of 20-50.

Polyps may also be caused by a single traumatic event to the vocal cords such as yelling at a concert.

Other causes of formation of vocal cord polyps are as follows

-Long-term cigarette smoking.






-Tense muscles.

-Cheer leading.

-Drinking caffeine and alcohol.

-Talking loudly.

What are the symptoms of vocal cord polyp?

Symptoms of vocal cord polyp includes:

-Hoarseness of voice.

-Voice becomes rough.

-A scratchy voice.

-Harshness in throat.

-Shooting pain from one ear to another.

-There is sensation of lump in the throat.

-Pain in neck.

-There is decrease in pitch.

-There occur voice and body fatigue.

What are the investigations for vocal cord nodule?

Cases of vocal cord polyps are diagnosed by looking at following points.

Hoarseness of voice for more than 2-3 weeks indicates there is formation of polyps or nodules.

A complete voice evaluation should include following steps

-There is examination by the physician preferably by an otolaryngologist and through examination of ear, nose and throat is done.

-Proper evaluation of voice by a speech-language pathologist.

-Neurological examination is also required to be done.

Then after this the quality, pitch, loudness, ability to sustain voicing is evaluated by the team of specialists.

There is also done an instrumental examination by inserting an endoscope into the mouth or nose to look at the vocal cords.

Stroboscope is also used to watch the vocal cords.

Videostrobolaryngoscopy is helpful for detecting the lesion sites.

What are the treatment for vocal cord polyp?

Following treatment are helpful:

-Voice rehabilitation.

-Speech therapy.

-Vocal rest.

-Removal of vocal cord nodule with minor surgery is helpful.

-Stop smoking.

-Less use of loud voice.

-Stress reduction techniques and relaxation exercises of throat are done.

What are the complications of vocal cord nodule?

Most common complications after surgery are:

-Tongue numbness after surgery

-Altered taste

-Minor trauma to the teeth, Oral cavity, pharynx.

Risks come along with phonomicrosurgery are as follows

-Worsened voice quality



-Dental trauma

-Oropharyngeal injurydue to larayngeal suspension

-Scar formation due to overaggressive tissue resection.

Homeopathic treatment for vocal cord polyp or nodule?

-argentum nitricum

-sanguinaria canadensis

-sanguinaria nitricum

-arsenicum album

-hepar sulphuris.

For more information, you can visit eMedicine and ClevelandClinic.

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