Data Incident Notice

Hemorrhage (Vocal Fold Bleed)

Hemorrhage (vocal fold bleed) is a true vocal emergency where a forceful vocal event like yelling, a hard cough, a very strong sneeze or even external injury to the neck causes the vocal cords to fill with blood. Treatment is complete voice rest and medication. If you experience a sudden voice change after a forceful vocal event, stop talking and see one of our physicians immediately.