Alternative Names: Vocal fold nodule, Singer's nodules, Screamer's nodules, Teacher's nodules
Vocal cord polyps and nodules are growths that appear on the vocal cords. The polyps are small, soft growths; nodules are small, hard, callus-like growths occurring in pairs.
Vocal cord nodules are also caused by overuse.
Vocal cord nodules can become permanent if nothing is done to reduce abuse of the vocal cords. They can be surgically removed, but may return. Proper voice therapy/training allows you to talk without straining your voice and can get rid of nodules within a few months.