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Q. Will I recover from vocal cord paralysis eventually?

Answered by
Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 15, 2018 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hello doctor,

I have had vocal paralysis over four months now from a fist fight from strikes to my throat. One doctor says it will take a year and another told me some people never recover. Will I eventually recover because I cannot speak well and it is making everything harder? Voice is raspy and breathy and takes a great effort for me. Will it eventually heal? I am a type 1 diabetic and taking medications for the same.

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. You are having unilateral vocal cord palsy. As sufficient time had passed but need not worry. You should consult a good speech therapist and try a full course of speech therapy. You may get relief but if no satisfactory result comes then finally, a phonosurgeon may do thyroplasty. Thyroplasty usually gives a good result.

For more information consult an ENT otolaryngologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/ENT-Otolaryngologist


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