At Century ENT, we specialize in providing exceptional care for vocal cord nodules. Vocal cord nodules are benign, often small, lumps or bumps on the vocal cords that can significantly impact a person’s voice. They are sometimes referred to as “singer’s nodules” or “screamer’s nodules” and are essentially vocal cord calluses. These nodules typically develop due to continued injury to the vocal cords, often caused by voice overuse in activities such as singing, shouting, or frequent coughing.
Recognizing Vocal Cord Nodule Symptoms
It’s crucial to identify the signs of vocal cord nodules, which may include:
- Hoarseness persists for more than a few weeks.
- Difficulty speaking or singing effectively.
- A raspy or strained-sounding voice.
Vocal cord nodules can often be visualized during an in-person examination, as they are usually small and positioned on the surface of the vocal cords. Treatment options may vary depending on the severity and impact of the nodules.
Comprehensive Treatment Approach
Our dedicated team at Century ENT offers a comprehensive treatment approach for vocal cord nodules, which may include:
- Medications for inflammation and pain management.
- Rest and voice therapy are tailored to improve vocal cord function and reduce strain.
Exploring Surgical Options
In cases where vocal cord nodules are causing severe symptoms or not responding to conservative treatments, surgery may be recommended. Surgical intervention aims to address the nodules directly and restore optimal vocal cord function.
Expert Care at Century ENT
If you are experiencing symptoms of vocal cord nodules or suspect their presence, we encourage you to make an appointment with our specialist team at Century ENT. We are committed to providing you with the highest standard of care, tailored to your unique needs. Together, we will determine the best course of action to help you regain and maintain your vocal health.
Don’t let vocal cord nodules affect your voice and quality of life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and embark on your journey to improved vocal health and well-being.