A 55-year-old male asked:
Can sore throat due to larynogopharyngeal reflux last for long time like over 18 months? Can it eventually turn into something serious?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Franklyn Gergits answered
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
LPR: Greetings, LPR takes a long time to develop. Most often it goes unnoticed for an extended period of time until the delicate membranes become so irritated that you feel pain. Likewise, it takes time for recovery once the reflux is addressed. A complication of untreated LPR could be laryngeal cancer. This would occur more likely in a smoker with a strong family history of cancer. Get checked - ENT.
Answered on Dec 9, 2016
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