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4 Potential Deepened Voice Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid, a butterfly-shaped organ inside the neck, no longer produces adequate levels of hormones. Thyroid hormones are essential for many bodily functions including breathing, heart rate, and metabolism.

    Most cases of hypothyroidism require lifelong hormone replacement therapy.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, depressed mood, difficulty concentrating, weight gain, muscle aches
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

    The adrenal glands make hormones in the body. If they are not working, it will affect a child's ability to grow and develop. This is, however, treatable.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    irregular period, acne, excessive hair on unexpected parts of body, unintentional weight loss, male pattern baldness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  3. 3.Acromegaly

    Acromegaly is an uncommon condition where the body makes too much growth hormone, which is a hormone made by the pituitary gland that stimulates growth and repair of various body tissues. In most cases the excess hormone comes from a small non-cancerous growth in the pituitary gland.

    Surgery is effective in returning hormone levels to normal, but body abnormalities will remain for life.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    headache, fatigue, joint pain, weight gain, vision changes
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma

    Adrenocortical carcinoma is an aggressive cancer of the adrenal glands. The cancer has often invaded nearby tissues or metastasized to distant organs at the time of diagnosis, and the overall 5-year survival rate is only 20-35%.

    Recovery from surgery is expected. Untreated, the condition is life-threatening.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, loss of appetite, weight gain, trouble sleeping, unintentional weight loss
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Deepened Voice

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Are you experiencing a headache?
  • Q.Do you currently smoke?

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Deepened Voice Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced deepened voice have also experienced:

    • 7% Hoarse Voice
    • 5% Dry Cough
    • 4% Cough
  • People who have experienced deepened voice were most often matched with:

    • 5% Hypothyroidism
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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