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A 18-year-old male asked:

I have chronic excess throat clearing,excess burping,no heartburn. gastroscopy showed sliding hiatus hernia, is laryngopharyngeal reflux likely ?

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Dr. William Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
LPR : Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat , post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. Many studies show it responds best to proton pump inhibitor rx. It is possible you may have this. See an ENT for evaluation.
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Last updated Jan 11, 2020


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