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Mellowrose
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   Posted 5/3/2013 3:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,

I saw an ENT today and he confirmed that I have LPR.
All he did was look at my throat and stick a tube down my nose.
Is this adequate testing for such a diagnosis?

My long-term symptoms are a constant lump in my throat,
lots of mucous at the back of my throat, and
intermittent hoarseness. Could these be explained by anything else?

If I don't make the lifestyle changes he suggested,
could I develop throat or laryngeal cancer?

Since I don't actually feel the "refluxing," how will I ever
figure out which foods aggravate it?

He told me that for anything related to the esophagus, I'd
have to see a gastroenterologist. I always thought the main
danger of LPR was esophageal cancer.

Is airway reflux the same thing as LPR?

Thanks in advance!

DOGGBONES
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   Posted 5/3/2013 7:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Mellorose,
See the post I bumped up for you by justpassingthrough on lpr. Reflux from gerd/lpr can lead to cancer, however it is somewhat rare. Airway reflux is lpr.

Mellowrose
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   Posted 5/3/2013 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so much, Doggbones! :-)

Mellowrose
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   Posted 5/3/2013 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
But may I ask...was the testing this ENT did sufficient
to give a definite diagnosis?

Thanks.
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