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Have vocal cord Polyp. Suggested to do surgery. Is there any other treatment available?

Hi I have diagnoised with vocal cord polyp . Doctor advised me to go for surgery to remove this polyp. These is horseness in my voice from last 2 months. Is there alternative treatment available apart from surgery. Currently I am taking Homeopathic Treatment for this. Can I continue with the same or any alternative treatment available in Alopathy. Thanks
Asked On : Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Critical Care Specialist 's  Response
Hi thanks for your question.
You are having vocal card polyps and horseness of voice.Vocal acrd polyps are responsible for horseness of voice.You are on homeopathic treatment for same.No homeopathic treatment is not going to help you.The only tratment is surgical and you have to get it removed surgically.
Hope this answers your question.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Amritpal singh chhabra's  Response
vocal cord nodule is a small, inflammatory or fibrous growth that develops on the vocal cords of people who constantly strain their voices. These are also called screamer's nodule, singer's nodule and teacher's nodule. A vocal cord polyp is a small swelling in the mucous membranes covering the vocal cords.

Treatment requires modification of voice habits, and a speech therapist may be of help. Resting the vocal cords by allowing little or no speaking for several weeks may permit the nodules to shrink.

In some patients inhaled steroid spray may be helpful.

If nothing helps then surgery is the only treatmnet.They can be removed during the course of a special examination (a laryngoscopy) in which a metal tube with a light on the end is passed through the mouth and into the throat. A small, sharp, cup-shaped punch is threaded through the tube and used to clip off the polyps.

I hope this will help

Best wishes
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