Contact Granulomas

Contact Granulomas: Overview

Alternative names: Contact ulcers, Granulomas of the larynx

A less common condition, occurring in those who speak with great force, for example public speakers or those in a noisy environment.

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Causes and Development

Contact ulcers can be caused not only by overuse of the voice but also by gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) or heartburn.

Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms include pain when talking, sometimes hoarseness, and a voice that tires easily.

Treatment and Prevention

If the cause is overuse of the voice, then the treatment is to rest the voice for an extended period of several weeks and to consider proper voice training.  If caused by GERD, then that must be treated.  Surgery is another option if the contact ulcer does not go away after several weeks.

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