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Voice change permanently due to swelling on my voice box

this my question is to ent doctors.i had voice change one year back and i done layngoscopy .doctor told me there is swelling on my voice box and i am not able to speak with my original voice and still i felt strees on my voice while speaking and i took lot of tablets but it doesnt work.what to do? i have small 14 month baby and i used to sing for her in night IS my orignal voice will come back?
Tue, 22 Mar 2011
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1. Is it possible for you to access the images of your laryngoscopy?
2. Vocal cord swelling (Reinke's Edema) will not last a year. You now may have developed vocal nodules (Singer's Nodules), vocal cord thickening, polyps or scarring which is preventing your voice from returning to normal.
3. Get a follow-up laryngoscopy done and compare the images, if possible.
4. Reduce voice abuse and exposure to tobacco smoke, if any; take measures to reduce acid reflux and remember to rule out thyroid problems.
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