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Dear All so I am back again, tjhis time with a different problem.  I have had a hoarse voice for 3/4 weeks, been to the doctor twice and received anitbiotics and steroids.  Throut does not hurt and cough getting better but still hoarse now worried to death what it could be, I have looked it up on the dreaded google and frightened myself to death.  Could it be my dry mouth that is causing this or could it be increased use of steroid inhaler.  Please help

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    Hi Jean, Poor You its not funny when you are trying to say something and people dont understand.  Years ago I lost my voice (hubby was pleased!!!!) and then after time it came back but hoarse, it was like this for ages so after my gp had tried everything he sent me to the ENT consulant, he looked down my mouth and couldnt see anything so he then gave me a spray and put a camera down to look at the vocal cords, apparantly they where not working as I had to say different things. After that I was sent to a person to learn me to use my vocal cords because you can speak without using them, eventually my hoarse voice came back to my normal speach.  Hope this helps but dont look things up because as you said it frightened you, they always say the worse to cover themselves but dont say if.............................  Take care, hope you can soon talk probably, but if

    you dont get anywhere ask your gp to send you to the ENT Consultant.

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    Hi Grandmaw it was great to hear from you, I lost my husband two years ago and now everything worries me to death so it is good to have people like you on here I can talk to.

    Was it painful getting the ENT to look at your throat?

    Can it take a long time to get back to normal?


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      Hi Jean, sorry that you lost your husband, that must be a great loss.

      When the ENT looked and put the camera down, he actually sprayed

      something so it was abit numb, and it didnt hurt at all, I think because I just went to see him and didnt know that I was going to have that done I hadnt worried about it which was good because I get very stressed etc.  Not sure how long it took to get back normal, but it was interesting that you can talk (hoarse) without using your vocal cords.

      but please ask your gp if you still remain hoarse for another week.

      Good luck, and hope you will soon feel better. take care

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    Have you been to a Neurologist to check for Neurolgical symptoms
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