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what does it mean to wake up choking and vomit

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
No: Vomiting is not a typical symptom of sleep apnea. The gasping or choking sensation that's mentioned is from air hunger and not from anything that has ... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Shives
21 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Nocturnal vomiting is not typically a feature of sleep apnea, but I am very concerned that you could choke, or even suffocate, and so i urge you to se ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Not necessarily: This could be a type of mucous buildup from draining sinuses, allergies or other unrelated problems. I would not rule out sleep apnea, but you need t ... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Wolfman
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Kind of yes: If you have bad reflux, when you lay down there is no gravity keeping your gastric juices and acid in your stomach. The acid will migrate up your esop ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds serious: my gut feeling is a seizure or other sleep problem i would definitely see your doctor asap for this issue
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
We all pass gas when: We sleep, and if you are having diarrhea, then it might not be unusual to pass some stool at the same time. GE reflux is not uncommon, and when lying ... Read More
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Dr. Carrie Cannon
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911: Call 911 if you are choking and can't breathe, immediately.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
51 years experience Pediatrics
GERD: You can modify the diet, sleep on two + pillows, thicken feeds, avoid those foods that make you burp, take antacids even ppis or h2 blockers and/or se ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Describing LPR?: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid ; pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). A ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Isobe
53 years experience Phlebology
Yes: Gerd which results in backwash of stomach contents during sleep is a common cause of your symptoms. Obesity with sleep apnea is another cause, and a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Reflux?: If your cough is worse when you are lying down then reflux is possible. If you're coughing all day upright or lying down then it's some type of upper ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Erica Thomas
15 years experience Pediatrics
Nighttime cough: Postural changes may provoke cough as a result of post-nasal drainage. The subsequent forceful coughing may prompt emesis, sometimes produing phlegm.
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A 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
1 year old coughing: Check for asthma Bring child to doctor and ask to check for asthma can also be pyloric stenosis, reflux/ GERD , rarely muscular dysrophy or other n ... Read More

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