hi i've recently been to the docs due to hoarse and loss of voice. at first doc told me to stay completely silent for 2 weeks (hard work) with no improvement, now he is sending me for a camera to check the area out. Any ideas on what they will be lookin for. I'm quite nervous and don't know what to expect, I woulld be grateful for any advice. Thanks
Your symptoms could be due to Vocal abuse, which is due to excessive talking, throat clearing, coughing, inhaling irritants, smoking, screaming, or yelling. Vocal misuse is improper voice usage such as speaking too loudly or at an abnormally high or low pitch. Frequent vocal abuse can cause temporary or permanent changes in vocal function, voice quality, and possible loss of voice. This can be diagnosed by a throat examination.
Other structural abnormalities like vocal nodules, vocal polyp and sometimes contact ulcers on the vocal cords need to be ruled out with further investigations.
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