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What is vocal cord polyps?
Vocal cord polyps are noncancerous growths that can develop over time on the vocal cords, possibly as a result of overuse. With continued overuse, these polyps may progress into harder, callous-like growths known as nodules. However, with lessened use of the vocal cords they may go away over time.
Common symptoms reported by people with vocal cord polyps
Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
December 13, 2018