Monday, October 29, 2012

Lost Voice

I was cheering at a sporting event and my voice was sore after but I hadn't lost my voice and the next day my voice was normal but the day after that I hardly had a voice. It's been 5 days since the sporting event and my voice is getting worse. What is the cause and how can I help? And is it anything serious?

Melissa Kim M.S., CCC-SLP replies...

It is certainly possible that you experienced some vocal fold damage after the cheering episode... we often see a vocal fold hemorrhage or even the development of a polyp following a single vocally abusive incident. Given that your symptoms are continuing to worsen, I would suggest that you see an Ear, Nose, and Throat physician for a thorough evaluation.

Best of luck to you!

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