• Wannaknow Wannaknow
    October 06, 2009
    Can GERD cause you to cough up clear mucus?
    Wannaknow Wannaknow
    October 06, 2009

    I have a cough with clear fluid coming up, along with a burning in my back. What is causing this?



  • Amy Tudor
    August 08, 2014
    Amy Tudor
    August 08, 2014

    Hi there, Wannaknow -


    I know this is an old question, but I did want someone from our staff to answer you!  I hope you've long since discovered the cause of this problem and gotten some treatment for it. It sounds like you might be having uncontrolled reflux or even a hiatal hernia with GERD and that this might be causing you to bring up clear mucus like this, but I'm only a layperson and can't diagnose the issue.


    If you did find out what was causing the symptoms and got treatment for it, perhaps you'd consider coming back and telling us how things turned out for you? Your experience might be invaluable to someone else suffering from the symptoms.


    Here are some links that might be helpful for you in any case.  Best of luck to you!


    Heartburn Trigger Foods

    7 Symptoms of Acid Reflux

    Understanding Acid Reflux: A Doctor Q&A



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