Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
163 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes hoarseness in voice?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Satvinder Bakshi

ENT Specialist

Practicing since :2007

Answered : 2467 Questions

default
Posted on Mon, 23 Jun 2014 in Living Healthy
Question: Hi. I have a number of symptoms that have occurred over the past 1 to 2 years. Fairly frequent hoarseness, but I have worked in radio for nearly 40 years and specialized in character voices that are strenuous. I have a 2 or 3 year battle going on with facial and scalp psoriasis. I have some small amount of wheezing, but minor. I have an intermittent cough but no production. It is usually dry. Within the last year or even 6 months I seem to have clay colored stools. Also some bowel incontinence where urgency is suddenly present.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Satvinder Bakshi 36 minutes later
Brief Answer:
please meet your ent doctor

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Please meet your ent doctor as i think you need to get your larynx/voice box examined as you may be having a mass or swelling in it.

There can be many reasons for this , including your professional use of voice and acid reflux from the stomach , especially with the medications which you are taking.

You will need some medications , steam inhalation 2-3 times a day and voice training by a speech therapist to help you.

The dry cough is likely to be due to the swelling in the voice box and will subside once you take the medications.

Please dont worry , you will be fine!!

Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,   ,  

Recent questions on  Gastroesophageal reflux disease

doctor1 MD

I have heart burn and my left arm and shoulder feel numb. The left side of my chest feels tight..near my heart but I do not have a crushing...

doctor1 MD

hello i am a 48 year old the underwent interferion w pegusis treatment and have been dormid all the meds for RA will really effect my current...

doctor1 MD

I m 42 5 2 weight 190 have been having problems with right hip for two weeks have trouble walkin or standing for long periods of time woke up one...

doctor1 MD

One doctor said I have acid reflux. After many medications I went to another doctor. He says I have Costochondritis which sounds right. However, I...

doctor1 MD

I had and was treated for strep. It has been a month, and I still have a lingering cough . Why is the cough hanging on? Have you had similar...

doctor1 MD

Pain on left upper side of chest, out of breath, sweating in cold room, extremely fatigued and acid reflux .

doctor1 MD

HI, I seem to have a chest cold - in the morning a lot of mucus some yellow and Greene. then during the day a lot of dry cough . Now at night feel...