Vocal cord nodules are noncancerous grows on both vocal cords. Repeated abuse of the vocal cords results in soft, swollen spots on each vocal cord. The spots develop into hard, callous-like growths called vocal cord nodules. They usually decrease in size or disappear when misuse of the voice is stopped.
Vocal cord polyps are sometimes caused by vocal abuse. Polyps appear on either one or both of the vocal cords and can occur in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Symptoms of vocal cord lesions can include vocal fatigue, hoarseness, a scratchy voice, and shooting pain from ear to ear.
If you have experienced a hoarse voice for more than 3 weeks, you should see an otolaryngologist.