Hi Doctor, after a recent exam with a fiberscope, my ENT wrote, "He has got a little bit of vocal cord edema and he has what I deem a proto nodule on the left cord."
I am a professional singer and have had a busy schedule, sometimes two shows a day. Since that exam, I have cut back my performances, focused on rest, water, and a "back-to-basics" approach to vocalizing. I am doing much better, and continue to see improvements each week. My biggest hurdle at this point is trying to get my head voice back.
My question is: What does "proto nodule" mean? Thank you very much!