LPR Reflux... Does this sound like I should get tested?

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beyond_infinity
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   Posted 4/24/2011 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope everyone is well. My name is Zack and I live in Denver Colorado. I would like to be advised as to if others with LPR think I may have LPR Reflux.

I'm 24 years old, and otherwise in great health. about 3 years ago I noticed that I would have maybe a tiny bit of "gunk" caught up in my throat when waking up in the mornings. That has steadily turned in to now waking up every single day with a lot of mucous that I have to cough up. During the day 2-3 times I also find myself needing to clear my throat as well. It started out as one of those things that I thought would go away on its own, and I have ignored it for far too long and now I am very worried. My nose is always somewhat stopped up and when I wake up in the mornings my mouth is usually very dry and the back of my throat/mouth has a foul taste. I've gone to a family physician twice, both who thought maybe that something was causing my nose to to stuffy which in return was leaking into my throat which is why I was having to cough stuff up. The only treatment recommended to me has been a netti pot which doesn't seem to offer any kind of permanent solution whatsoever. Other than constantly having to clear my throat and having a stuffy nose, I have shown no other symptoms (my voice seems to be ok, etc..).

My grandfather on my mothers side of the family who died before I was born apparently had the same condition where he had to clear his throat several times a day, however my mother thought it was due to the fact he smoked 2 packs a day since the age of 14. I do not smoke at all. I'm not sure if maybe its hereditary that I have weak or failing upper and lower sphincter muscles in my esophagus.

Sometimes the substance caught in my throat is yellow, and occasionally I do have a little bit of blood in what I have to cough up. about 50-80% of the time its just clear.

Thanks in advance. I have a specialist near me in CO that I am scheduling to go see but wanted to run it by those with experience first!

Best,

Z

stkitt
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   Posted 4/24/2011 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Z,
 
Hello and welcome to HealingWell.  You could have Reflux but it feels a bit to me like you need to see an Ear, nose and throat specialist.  Your problem could be related to your upper respiratory tact.
 

Acute sinusitis symptoms often include:

  • Drainage of a thick, yellow or greenish discharge from the nose or down the back of the throat
  • Nasal obstruction or congestion, causing difficulty breathing through your nose
  • Pain, tenderness, swelling and pressure around your eyes, cheeks, nose or forehead
  • Aching in your upper jaw and teeth
  • Reduced sense of smell and taste
  • Cough, which may be worse at night

If I had to guess, I would say you  grandfather's sx were most likely from smoking.

Please remember that I am not a Dr.

Again welcome to the forum.

Kindly,

Kitt


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couchtater
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   Posted 4/24/2011 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
My LPR symptoms was a chronic cough, bronchitis, pneumonia, gunk in the throat, and sinus infections.
Joy

beyond_infinity
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   Posted 4/24/2011 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the input. Maybe that would be the best, to first go to a eat nose and throat specialist.

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   Posted 4/24/2011 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi beyond_infinity,
Welcome to Healing Well! A good ENT will be able to diagnose LPR. I agree that it is a great place to start! Hope you get an answer and get feeling better soon.
Denise
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