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For the past three days the left side of my throat feels…

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For the past three days the left side of my throat feels like it is swollen on the vocal chord.. I am a singer and have no highs on my voice...it feels like it is weak and will not support notes. I was beginning to lose my speaking voice Sunday, and it is still on the verge of hoarseness.

Doctor's Assistant: How severe is this?

It is kind of mild, except for the weakness I feel and difficulty with weakness and a bit diffiult to swallow...taking small bites of food...chewing thoroughly.#

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have had throat problems when I was touring with a broadway show but, I have not been singing on that kind of intensity (8 shows a week). I am a former smoker...quit in 1989.

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Doctor: Dr. A, Board Certified MD replied 2 months ago

How old are you?

Were you using your voice a lot before this started? Have you been sick at all?

Any cough, bloody sputum, regurgitation?

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