Paradoxical vocal fold movement (PVFM) is a voice disorder that is often misdiagnosed with asthma. Your vocal cords will work normally and then all of a sudden something will cause them to close when they should be open. This action can cause wheezing and difficulty breathing. This is a difficult disorder to diagnose. Your doctor will review your symptoms and examine your vocal cords with an endoscope. A voice evaluation may also be performed.
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