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Vocal fold polyp: Treatment, symptoms, advice and help

 

These are similar to vocal fold nodules, except that rather than being hard, they are similar to blisters, soft fluid filled sacs and again usually appear in pairs.


Causes


Voice misuse and abuse.
(See above voice abuse section).


Symptoms


Due to the presence of the polyp on the vocal fold the vocal fold vibration is interrupted leading to an abnormal voice quality.

  • Hoarse voice.
  • Reduced pitch range and durability.
  • No pain.

Treatment

  • Increased voice care awareness.
  • Vocal tract relaxation.
  • Open throat speech technique.
  • Awareness of throat tension during speech.


Prognosis


Excellent - with treatment advice being adhered to.