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I need some help with a Laryngeal Granuloma

I have a growth on my throat next to my vocal chords and it is blocking 1/2 my windpipe.  I'm having surgery in 2 weeks to remove it for the second time in 10 months.  My ENT kept telling me that reflux was the issue, but an Endoscopy showed no signs of reflux.  The pathology from the 1st one was benign and tested negative for paploma virus.  They are basically telling me that they don't know what it is and that I just have to keep having surgery to take it out.  I can't continue with that plan for the next 20 years so I'm asking for some help.  Has anyone else had this issue?
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Hello and welcome to the forum.  This has to be very frustrating for you and can understand your reluctance to consider this a chronic issue you will continue to have to have surgery for.  Laryngeal granuloma's are usually the result of irritation.  Reflux is indeed often the reason why people have this but also if you are constantly clearing your throat, this can develop.  Intubation from your previous surgery can cause it.  Have you tried reflux medication in case you have this but it is not showing in a typical way?  Surgery is one treatment for laryngeal granuloma but they also use botox injections to treat.  Your granuloma sounds quite large but they also can do a steroid injection into the granuloma to decrease its size.  

Here is some info to read through as to the issue of potential reflux. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/esophagitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20361224
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