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A 21-year-old female asked:

Can gerd / heartburn make you feel mucousy in my upper chest & throat areas even if i don't feel actual heart burn at the time?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: sometimes the reflux fluid can come up without associated pain. would see your doctor, if symptoms persist
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
GERD: Best to discuss this with your ENT who knows your medical history. If you are uncomfortable with your Dr. consult with another for a second opinion. "The root cause of laryngopharyngeal reflux is often gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. This disease occurs in both adults and children. Irritating acidic juices back up from the stomach into the esophagus and throat."
Last updated Dec 31, 2020

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