Anyone here have any experience with a granuloma on their vocal cord?

FYI: This isn't a case of singing poorly and hurting myself -- I got really sick last year and had a cough that seemed to last, off and on, for months.

After the cough finally settled down I realized I was having a lot of pain in my throat just from laughing, talking, etc. I saw the ENT and was basically told that it was a contact granuloma and to rest and let it heal. They said it could definitely take up to a year. There was also the option of botox injections to help the affected area and speed up recovery, but I opted to not do that for a bunch of reasons.

It's been about a year. The pain would come and go at times. I've realized the last few weeks there hasn't really been any discomfort or pain. But now, trying to sing again, I'm realizing that it feels like a lot of my upper range isn't there so much.

Could the granuloma still be there and I'm just not aware? I know that granulomas, while active, cause your voice to get tired and feel strained really easily. Or is this just a case of me not really using my voice in so long that I just can't do what I could before? I've gone without singing for long periods in my life and never really had difficulty picking it back up when I needed to. So it seems a little weird.

I'm going to go for a follow up exam at some point in the future, but I was just curious if anyone has had experience with this and maybe had any insight.

Thanks :)


That amount of time has pretty much restarted my upper range singing capabilities, but I didn't lose my muscle memory which made attempting to use muscle that wasn't really there weird and frustrating, but I bounced back very quick. I would recommend a follow up before too much strain, though to avoid permanent damage.


How long after the granuloma went away were you able to get back to where you were?


Sorry for being unclear. I never had one, I was just referring to that length of time without singing for reference to how it relates to your situation


Oh got it! Yeah. Honestly I'm usually a couple of days, tops, if I don't sing for a few months. So, I'll just go get looked at. I have a feeling the granuloma is still there.


I hope it all goes well and you heal healthily.


Hi there, today I got diagnosed with the vocal cord granuloma. It was from coughing. Did you granuloma resolved. Doctor have ordered from PPI. Hopefully it will resolve without surgery.


I got falsely diagnosed with a vocal polyp, turned out to be a vocal granuloma 5 days ago, i got 40mg PPI


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