The vocal cords are what allow us to communicate with spoken words. The vocal cords are located inside the larynx, also known as the voice box.
Vocal Cord Nodules and Polyps
Vocal cord nodules are benign growths that form on the vocal cords. With repeated vocal mistreatment, your vocal cords can start to swell. Eventually, this leads to the swollen areas becoming firm and forming a nodule. The more you misuse your voice, the larger this nodule becomes.
Vocal cord polyps can appear as a swollen spot or bump on the vocal cords. It may also look like a blister or a growth that is long and thin. Polyps are typically larger than nodules and are more like blisters.