Dear friend, welcome and thanks for entrusting your query here at HCM!
I am Dr. Prasad Akole (Critical Care Expert- http://bit.ly/Dr-Prasad-Akole) and am glad to address to your query here.
Many times people are labeled asthmatics when they actually have vocal cord or airway problems in early stages.
As your specialist thinks you have a vocal cord dysfunction
and your symptoms are also pointing to some vocal cord or tracheal pathology, you should take it seriously and seek ENT specialist’s advice.
You may be asked to get evaluated with Xray, Barium swallow, CT scan
and such modalities on evaluation.
At your age tumour growths, strictures are possible.
Do you get breathlessness, hoarseness
of voice or voice fatigue?
, blood in sputum?
It could also be asthma with infection.
I hope you are fully satisfied with the guidance I gave.
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Thank you and Good luck!