Change of voice

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

Croup

Croup is a childhood condition that affects the windpipe (trachea), the airways to the lungs (the bronchi) and the voice box (larynx).


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Barking cough
  • Blocked nose
  • Runny nose
  • Shortness of breath
  • High temperature

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Croup.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Diphtheria

Diphtheria is a contagious bacterial infection that mainly affects the nose and throat.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • High temperature
  • Sore throat
  • White spots on tonsils
  • Shivering or rigors
  • Difficulty speaking

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Diphtheria.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Epiglottitis

Epiglottitis is inflammation and swelling of the epiglottis.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Change of voice
  • Feeling irritable
  • Noisy breathing, on breathing in
  • Feeding less than usual

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Epiglottitis.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Laryngeal Cancer

Cancer of the larynx, also known as laryngeal cancer, is an uncommon type of cancer that develops inside the tissue of the larynx (see below).


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Change of voice
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Food sticks on swallowing
  • Unusually tired
  • Ear pain

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Laryngeal Cancer.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Laryngitis

Laryngitis is inflammation of the larynx (voice box).


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Change of voice
  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty speaking
  • High temperature
  • Cough

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Laryngitis.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Nasopharyngeal cancer

Nasopharyngeal cancer is cancer that affects the nasopharynx.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Nose bleeding
  • Swollen glands in neck
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Swollen neck
  • Hearing loss in one ear

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Nasopharyngeal cancer.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Sore throat
  • White spots on tonsils
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Unusually tired
  • High temperature

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Tonsillitis.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.