ENT Scope for LPR

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   Posted 8/14/2013 4:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Yesterday an ENT put the scope through my nose and checked my larynx/throat for damage. Apparently there's nothing, and since I saw the screen showing the video feed, I know it's true. However I'm still getting symptoms like burning throat and mucus, and this guy knew nothing about reflux, let alone LPR; does the scope rule out LPR or should I push for more tests?

EDIT: This morning I woke up fine, and decided to lie in bed for a while. 20 minutes later I felt the burning in my throat, and I hadn't touched any food or water. I also use a wedge pillow. Why me? What is wrong that would cause me to burn without food's input?! :(

Post Edited (Daxter) : 8/14/2013 6:14:25 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 8/14/2013 7:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I think its encouraging that you did not have any swelling of the vocal folds. In my opinion this could rule out LPR which you dont want. It may be something else nerve related. Get a second opinion from a qualified ENT at a major university hospital if you can.

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   Posted 8/14/2013 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   

I would get into a GI doctor. They handle reflux issues a lot better IMO.

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   Posted 8/15/2013 1:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Daxter,
You sound similar to myself. I do not have any swelling or redness on the vocal chords but I have a painful throat at the back of my mouth, it's red, inflamed and a couple of nodules and 1 cyst this is all from LPR - your vocal chords don't need to be swollen have LPR - I think mine is caused by bile reflux and am having a dual impedance test on the 23 - I find a salt gargle 4 times a day helps along with Gaviscon advance
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