I'm glad they're being proactive, but I just can't believe that because his voice is this way he must have something serious going on. If it were you, would you take him in tirhgt away? Or wait until his next scheduled check (he does a lot of sports, so we go for doctor's notes often)? None of his peds has ever said anything to me about needing to have a specialist look at his throat...
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I hope it's not what your hubby is worried about...let's hope it's something far simplier than that. I would take him in to see the doc now though, to put hubby's mind and the school's mind at ease
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My guess is they're wondering about vocal cord nodules, which are kinda like calluses. Reflux is also a possibility -- sometime a hoarse voice is the only symptom. Or it could just be that his voice gets "tired" from the way he uses it (some people have speech mechanics that aren't so efficient, so your voice can "wear out" by the end of the day. Speech therapy can help...)
Whatever the reason, if his voice has been that way for a long time, the chances of a serious medical problem are vanishingly slim. It's something you could bring up at his next scheduled appointment. The next step would be a visit to an ENT to take a peek, if the ped thought that it was even worth pursuing...
It's true that a *new* hoarse voice in an adult can be a sign of cancer. But it's so incredibly far down the list for a kid with a raspy voice that it's *truly* not worth considering.