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Hoarse: Introduction

Hoarse: Hoarseness or loss of voice. See detailed information below for a list of 417 causes of Hoarse, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Hoarse:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Hoarse. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Hoarse:

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Hoarse: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Hoarse, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Hoarse Treatments

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Stories from Users for Hoarse

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Message Boards for Hoarse

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Diagnostic tests for Hoarse:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Hoarse. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Laryngoscopic examination (if hoarseness is chronic) to identify any lesions of the vocal cords such as cancer, singer's nodes, polyps, tuberculosis or syphilis. It will also identify vocal cord paralysis due to cancer of the lung, aortic aneurysm, enlarged heart or other chest tumors
    • A normal laryngoscopic examination may suggest hysteria, myxoedema due to hypothyroidism or Acromegaly
    • Feel cervical lymph nodes for enlarged lymph nodes full neurological examination. If any abnormalities may suggest peripheral neuropathy, poliomyelitis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, brain stem tumor or cerebrovascular disease
  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count and ESR
    • Thyroid function tests (to detect hypothyroidism)
  • more tests...»

Medications or substances causing Hoarse:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Hoarse as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Hoarse: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Hoarse may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Hoarse

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Hoarse. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Hoarse: Deaths

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Hoarse: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Causes of Hoarse listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Hoarse as a symptom include:

Definitions of Hoarse:

An unnaturally deep or rough quality of voice.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Organs affected by Hoarse:

The list of organs typically affected by Hoarse may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Hoarse

The list below shows some of the causes of Hoarse mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Hoarse?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hoarse. Of the 417 causes of Hoarse that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 7 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 8 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 14 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 400 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hoarse:

The following list of conditions have 'Hoarse' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Hoarse:

The following list of medical conditions have Hoarse or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


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Causes of Hoarse Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Hoarse based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Hoarse?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Hoarse, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Hoarse:

    Loss of voice, Phonation changes, Voice changes, Dysphonia, Aphonia
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Hoarse:

    Subtypes of Hoarse:

    Loss of voice (65 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Hoarse:

    Voice symptoms (550 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Speech symptoms (1393 causes), Communication symptoms (1386 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Larynx symptoms (231 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Neck symptoms (833 causes)

    Symptoms related to Hoarse:

    Voice symptoms (550 causes), Crying (64 causes), Larynx symptoms (231 causes), Laryngitis (23 causes), Stridor (695 causes), Vocal cords, Laryngotracheitis, Laryngeal cancer, Speech therapy

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