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I am a teen with a terrible problem. Often I have a loud gurgling sound in my throat after I eat. It is loud enough for someone standing next to me to hear it. How embarrassing is that? It can happen right after I eat or even an hour after eating. Sometimes I have a bad taste in my mouth or vomit in my throat when this is happening. The doctor gave me Prevacid (a Proton Pump Inhibitor) medication. That helps a bit but I cannot get rid of it. I have had plenty of testing: an endoscopy, a pH probe, gastric emptying test and an upper GI/Swallow study. This problem has been going on for over a year and it is so annoying. Any ideas?
I am sure you are so frustrated after all of the testing and still no clear answers. The symptoms you are describing are not typical of reflux. With reflux, food and acid may come up as far as the throat and may result in a wet burp or vomit. However, it doesn’t sound like you are having the sensation of food come up your throat. Si...
Recently there have been a lot of questions posted about the “less common” symptoms of reflux such as chronic cough. It seems as though when people think of reflux they think of the symptoms such as heartburn, nausea, gas and chest pain. But, there are a lot of other symptoms that we don’t think of as reflux and chronic cough is one of them.
Why does reflux cause a chronic cough? The research has shown that when the acid comes up in the throat the esophagus can become inflamed. For some, that inflammation is going to show as pain/heartburn but for others, the body is going to respond to the irritation with a cough. The body doesn’t know what is causing the irritation and it goes about trying to rid itself of this irritation.
Another possibility is that in addition to the irritation in the esophagus, throat and nasal passages, the sinuses can also become inflamed. When this happens, the sinuses may react by producing mucous. The mucous can then ...
Acid Reflux from Infancy to Adulthood III: Adults This is part 3 of a 3-part series on Acid Reflux. See Part I: Your Baby and Acid Reflux See Part II: Children and Teens GER vs. GERD Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) is a normal physiological event characterized by the sensation of food coming up the esophagus in the form of a wet burp. Many adults have GER after eating a large meal, drinking a carbonated beverage or eating too fast. GER symptoms may include: o Sour taste in the mouth after a meal o Sensation of food coming up the throat o Burping o Belching o Fullness, bloating On the other hand, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is the abnormal backwashing of stomach contents and acid into the esophagus causing complications. GERD may cause esophagitis (irritation to the delicate lining of the esophagus), ulcers and respiratory issues. GERD symptoms may include the symptoms of GER plus: o Heartburn/chest pain
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