- Persistent cough.
- Bloody cough.
- Throat pain.
- Bad breath.
- Difficulty swallowing.
- Persistent earache.
- Mass or growth in the throat.
- Acid reflux (GERD), which can cause redness and swelling of the vocal cords.
- Cancer of the throat or voice box.
- Nodules on the vocal cords.
- Polyps (benign lumps) on the voice box.
- Inflammation in the throat.
- Thinning of the muscle and tissue in the voice box (presbylaryngis)
More about Treatment
A laryngoscopy is an exam that gives your doctor a close-up view of your larynx and throat. The larynx is your voice box. It's located at the top of your windpipe, or trachea.
- diagnose a constant cough, throat pain, bleeding, hoarseness, or constant bad breath.
- check for inflammation (swelling and irritation)
- discover a possible narrowing or blockage of the throat.
- remove foreign objects, such as small toys swallowed by mistake.