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I have acid reflux and last night i had it come up and this morning i am coughing up light black phlegm what could it be

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Talk with your doc: There are many possibilities, but a very concerning possibility is old blood from your gut like your stomach when it's irritated [gastritis] or an ulc... Read More

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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
LPR differs from GER: LPR is similar to GERD. LPR, you may not have the classic symptoms of GERD, Heartburn. That's why it can be difficult to diagnose and sometimes ca... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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CT scan: and oncology evaluation. You should have your sputum tested for infection ( culture) and cytology. You need to have your tumors checked and evaluated ... Read More
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
Pediatrics 20 years experience
See your doctor!: Your symptoms require an evaluation ASAP by your physician to determine further testing and plan of care.
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wanganswered
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Hemoptysis : Given your history of smoking and age, I would refer you to see pulmonologist for evaluation, CT and/or bronchoscopy as indicated per initial evaluati... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Yes, probably reflux: Chronic unexplained cough could be associaterd with acid reflux as well as bronchial asthma. You should ask your physician about a trial of medication... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rony Gorges
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
A trial of : lansoprazole 15 mg (over the counter med) 30mins before breakfast and dinner for 2 weeks. If it does or does not helps see your doctor
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Depends how long you: Have been coughing, and 6 weeks is a long time to be coughing. You may be experiencing food allergies, if it's always after eating, and not due to ger... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Smith
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Acid reflux: start by taking famotidine 20 mg OTC meds---twice a a day avoid alcohol/and food 2-3 hours before going to bed.. Add omeprazole 20 mg OTC meds ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Try antihistamine: It's possible that your symptoms are related to allergies. Try using a non-sedating antihistamine like claritin. If that doesn't help consider a nasal... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Probable reflux: Reflux in adults is the second most common cause of chronic cough. The gag sensation could be from acid throat irritation while you are laying down. ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Long time.: The cough will last as long as the acidity is rising high enough to trigger the cough. Treat the esophageal problem and the cough will go away after ... Read More

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