GERD can cause irritation to your vocal chords, but you need to see an ENT and have him scope your chords
. When he scoped my chords
they were fine, even though I did have GERD. I had a biopsy, they still could not tell if it was cancer. I am a singer, so hoarseness was not good, so I had 1/2 removed. Turned out I did have cancer, so I had a TT, then RAI. Don't ignore it, see an ENT.