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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
After the microlaryngoscopy and biopsy, the doctor asked me not to speak for 2 weeks but i couldnt becuase i am a mother and i have 3 kids. my voice didn`t go back as it should be and my voice still complains of hoarness so what should i do? and will my voice return as it was before? thanks
I think this is a question better asked of your doctor. I do not know the indication for the surgery. I will say that you should have shared with your doctor that 2 weeks of voice rest is unrealistic given the three children. He might have considered a different surgery or a different treatment altogether.
I am hopeful that in time your voice will recover and if it doesn't, maybe revision surgery can be considered when your children are older and voice rest is more realistic.
Keith M Wilson, MD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Director of Head and Neck Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati