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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 SWSpoon, Community Member, asks

Q: Throwing up a little when I bend over

I always have a feeling that my throat is clogged by mucus deep down.  I often cough of clear mucus.  My allergist did some sort of scope and said that I have acid damage in the area around my vocal cords.  He suggested protonix, but wasn't sure what was going on.  I went to an ENT and wasn't given much more info.  I don't know how else to describe it, but I throw up a little in my mouth (especially if I bend over) What might be going on?

 

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Stephanie, Health Guide
7/ 5/10 8:48pm

It sounds like from your scope by the allergist that you could indeed have reflux that is causing damage to your vocal cords. Chronic cough and/or throat clearing can be symptoms of reflux and so can be the acid you are getting into your mouth when you lean forward.

 

Did the allergist prescribe Protonix? Have you seen your primary care doctor about this? Often times the doctor will try a trial of either an H2 blocker or a Proton Pump Inhibitor to determine if your symptoms are indeed due to reflux. Basically if you get better then that helps confirm the diagnosis.

 

Best of Luck - Stephanie

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By SWSpoon, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/25/10, First Published: 06/30/10