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How is the cause of hoarseness found?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

When visiting a doctor, you will likely be asked a variety of questions, like whether or not you smoke or have allergies. A person with hoarseness is usually examined by an ear, nose, and throat doctor. Tests like a laryngoscopy or a throat culture may be performed in order to point to a specific cause.

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