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Montgomery, AL
A 44-year-old female asked:

I had fundoplication surgery dec 2011 for my chronic cough. it turns out i had at best(before the surgery) mild acid reflux. my cough was caused by a ?

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Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Is cough gone?: A nissan fundoplication is a surgery that's been done for years to treat acid reflux; now, however, it's often done laparoscopically. Reflux can cause cough, hoarseness, wheezing, heartburn, etc. If your symptoms are better, know that even mild reflux can cause symptoms. If the cough persists, it's back to the drawing board. Asthma, sinus infections, and/or allergies are frequent reasons. Lgromko.
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