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I have been loosing my voice frequently. Is it related whith my vocal chords or larynx ?

hi, I ve been loosing my voice frequently since october last year; this episodes happens every 2-3 weeks an last between 3-15 days. I don t smoke or drink alcohol, and it happen all of the sudden. Also I feel something on my throat even when I drink water or pass saliva through it. What are the possible diagnostics for this problem? Is it related whit my vocal chords or larynx? Thank you
Asked On : Thu, 31 Mar 2011
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Get a video laryngoscopy done. If it shows a vocal cord problem, get a video stroboscopy done. By this time you will have a fair diagnosis; however, if you need a second opinion you may share the videos online through a free file sharing site such as Recurring loss of voice, with return to normal in between episodes, can be caused by laryngitis, voice abuse, infection, allergy, acid reflux, chemical or irritant exposure, vocal fold weakness, edema, abnormal vocal cord movements, and a host of rare causes. Knowing your age, patient profile, presence of other medical conditions like diabetes, hypertension, thyroid disorders, hormonal disturbances, anemia may also help in the diagnosis.
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