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Hoarseness

 

Voice change or hoarseness lasting longer than two weeks warrants thorough evaluation by an otolaryngology provider. A typical case of laryngitis tends to result from a viral infection and should resolve within several weeks. Causes of chronic hoarseness or voice change include, but are not limited to, allergies, chronic sinusitis, acid reflux, vocal cord nodules or polyps, vocal cord weakness, or a vocal cord cancer. A simple in-office exam involving a laryngoscope (or a camera that examines the voice box) can be performed to help diagnose the voice change.  – Ashley K. Laha, PA-C

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