It is not possible to establish a diagnosis online so I suggest an in-person visit with a physician who can examine you and run tests if warranted. However, I can provide you medical information to your question. Vocal cord nodules are benign or noncancerous growths on both vocal cords that are caused by repeated abuse of the vocal cords that result in soft, swollen spots on each vocal cord over time. Eventually, these spots develop into harder callous-like growths called nodules which will become larger if the longer the vocal abuse continues. Examples of such voice abuse practices include yelling and coughing, or singing in your case. People in loud entertainment business like yourself are more susceptible to developing vocal cord nodules. Typical symptoms include, but not limited to, hoarseness
, breathiness, a "rough" voice, a "scratchy" voice, frequent vocal breaks, reduced vocal range, shooting pain from ear to ear, a "lump in the throat" sensation, neck pain, voice and body fatigue. If you have experienced a hoarse voice for more than 2 to 3 weeks, I would recommend a visit with a primary care doctor
who will give you a thorough voice evaluation and may refer you to an otolaryngologist
for further work-up and treatments. I hope you find the information helpful. Good luck.