Difficulty speaking and 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.

Information written and reviewed by Certified Doctors.

Conditions

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

More information on Diphtheria is available here.

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

More information on Laryngeal Cancer is available here.

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

More information on Laryngitis is available here.

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

More information on Nasopharyngeal cancer is available here.

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

More information on Tonsillitis is available here.

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