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Doctor insights on: Orange Phlegm With Acid Reflux

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I have acid reflux and last night  i had it come up and this morning I am coughing up light black phlegm.  what could it be. ?

I have acid reflux and last night  i had it come up and this morning I am coughing up light black phlegm.  what could it be. ?

Talk with your doc: There are many possibilities, but a very concerning possibility is old blood from your gut like your stomach when it's irritated [gastritis] or an ulcer. Please talk with your doc. ...Read more

Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Phlegm (Definition)

Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more


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Acid reflux with excess phlegm and saliva. What can I do?

Acid reflux with excess phlegm and saliva. What can I do?

Lifestyle changes: Excess saliva/mucus can be a symptom related to extra-esophageal reflux disease. This can be a silent symptom of gerd in about 50% of people suffering from reflux (meaning no heartburn). Other symptoms include chronic cough, hoarseness, throat mucus, feeling something sticking in your throat, or difficulty swallowing. Treatment with acid suppressors and lifestyle changes can help. See your doc! ...Read more

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I have a perpetual need to clear my throat (no acid reflux, no phlegm) that has lasted for multiple months. A huge annoyance, what do I do?

I have a perpetual need to clear my throat (no acid reflux, no phlegm) that has lasted for multiple months. A huge annoyance, what do I do?

Try antihistamine: It's possible that your symptoms are related to allergies. Try using a non-sedating antihistamine like claritin. If that doesn't help consider a nasal steroid inhaler though that will require a prescription. ...Read more

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Hi. I've been taking Omeprazole for about a month for acid reflux. Yesterday and today I had loose stools that were orange. Is this caused by the Rx?

Hi. I've been taking Omeprazole for about a month for acid reflux. Yesterday and today I had loose stools that were orange. Is this caused by the Rx?

Omeprazole sideeffec: Abdominal pain, lose tools diarrhea and bloating maybe side effect of omeprazole. Stools color change may depend on the diet or gallbladder dysfunction ...Read more

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I have had pain in my ribs for over a week now. Also feels like I have acid reflux. Today I had a bowel movement and I had orange oil discharge. Help?

I have had pain in my ribs for over a week now. Also feels like I have acid reflux. Today I had a bowel movement and I had orange oil discharge. Help?

Cannot diagnose: Without seeing you face to face, obtaining a detailed history and doing a physical exam and possibly some lab testing it would be impossible to advise you. Suggest you see a GI doctor in your area and get evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Horrible cough. Usually worse at night, but is getting horrible during day too. Starting to cough up flem (clear). Doc said it was acid reflux, nothing?

Horrible cough. Usually worse at night, but is getting horrible during day too. Starting to cough up flem (clear). Doc said it was acid reflux, nothing?

Yes, probably reflux: Chronic unexplained cough could be associaterd with acid reflux as well as bronchial asthma. You should ask your physician about a trial of medication for acid reflux and take for at least 4 weeks and see if improves. ...Read more

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Persistent dull pain in frontneck area since start of feb. Also productive cough after eating (but not due to acid reflux or postnasal drip). Ideas?

Depends how long you: Have been coughing, and 6 weeks is a long time to be coughing. You may be experiencing food allergies, if it's always after eating, and not due to gerd, or pnd. You could have a sinusitis that needs to be treated before it gets worse, or you may be reacting to environmental allergens inhaled. So, go to your doctor, and have her/him check you out, and get your diagnosis soon. ...Read more

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I have what feels like plegm in back of throat for two months now I swallow and it just won't go down, could it be acid reflux? 40yr old female.

I have what feels like plegm in back of throat for two months now I swallow and it just won't go down, could it be acid reflux? 40yr old female.

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How can I get acid flem out of my throat a no longer have a gaulblatter and suffer with acid reflux badly I take one 40 mg Prilosec a day but the flem?

How can I get acid flem out of my throat a no longer have a gaulblatter and suffer with acid reflux badly I take one 40 mg Prilosec a day but the flem?

GI post GB: First make certain it is not biliary reflux. It is is acid reflux problems you may start with taking more prilosec, don't wear constricting garments. Eat slowly, chew you food well and don/t gulp beverages with your meals. Don't eat after 7pm and watch what you eat. You may need a digestant but let a GI specialist decide that after checking you. L it is common to have an incompetant ge valve affilil. ...Read more

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Have acid reflux. Cough, choke, gag and expel lots of phlem/mucus. Developed gurgle in throat which expels lots of mucus when I cough, for 30+ days. E?

Have acid reflux. Cough, choke, gag and expel lots of phlem/mucus. Developed gurgle in throat which expels lots of mucus when I cough, for 30+ days. E?

A trial of: Lansoprazole 15 mg (over the counter med) 30mins before breakfast and dinner for 2 weeks. If it does or does not helps see your doctor ...Read more

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Hi. I've been very bad acid reflux. Constant chronic coughing and throwing up phlegm. Tums does not seem to be helping. Is Prevacid advisable? And have I made a mistake in taking tums as that seems to be category C? I am in my 10th week of pregnancy. Than

Hi. I've been very bad acid reflux. Constant chronic coughing and throwing up phlegm. Tums does not seem to be helping. Is Prevacid advisable? And have I made a mistake in taking tums as that seems to be category C? I am in my 10th week of pregnancy. Than

DietEevateHeadOfBed&: You can do following
Do not drink or smoke
Raise the head of you bed by 6 to8 inches
Prevacid or Prilosec is safet take but ask your OB Doctor if it is ok
Besides that avoid cirus fruits, mint, tomatoes, big fatty meals and eat at night at least 3 hours before going to bed, ...Read more

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I am experiencing headache, fatigue, cough (quality: with brown phlegm or mucus), chills and sore throat. I also suffer from acid reflux??

I am experiencing headache, fatigue, cough (quality: with brown phlegm or mucus), chills and sore throat. I also suffer from acid reflux??

Sounds like you: Have a viral illness. If your symptoms persist for another 48 hours or you run a fever it would be important to see a health care professional for an examination and lab work to exclude other infectious possibilities. ...Read more

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Can you cure acid reflux?

Can you cure acid reflux?

No: You can control the sx of reflux with medication and avoidance fo certain spicy, citrus fruits, chocolate, and greasy foods but you can not cure acid reflux. ...Read more

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Best herb for acid reflux?

Best herb for acid reflux?

Aloe vera: Many patients of mine have reported that aloe helps them with their reflux - but remember, reflux and natural treatments have been around for thousands of years yet only with the advent of modern medication do we get truly 24 hour relief, so if the herbal remedies don't work, the next trip is to a doctor. Also, any weight loss or trouble swallowing you must talk with an md! ...Read more

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Could my acid reflux go away?

Could my acid reflux go away?

Yes: It is usually controllable with meds (such as omeprazole, ranitidine, etc).
it may go away with time, particularly if you lose weight, and follow diet recommendations ...Read more

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How do you treat acid reflux?

One way is: To not eat late in the evening before going to bed at least 3-4 hours. Never overeat. Cigarette smoking can also cause acid reflux. Avoid stressors in your environment. Other methods are with medications- antiacids such as tums, (calcium carbonate) H2 blockers such as ranitidine, proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole. Lastly avoid overingestionof NSAIDS such as Ibuprofen which I see you are taking. ...Read more

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How can you control acid reflux?

Acid Reducing Meds: Start with taking over-the-counter Omeprazole each morning when you wake up. Also avoid eating right before bedtime.

If symptoms persist go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is acid reflux a serious disease?

Is acid reflux a serious disease?

Yes: Acid reflux leads to as much lost work time and impaired quality of life as heart disease or major depression. It can also lead to serious complications such as strictures or pre-cancerous changes. ...Read more

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Can not eating cause acid reflux?

Not usually: Unless you are doing a lot of drinking of fluids and laying down ...Read more

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How or what can cure acid reflux?

How or what can cure acid reflux?

Various meds: Acid reflux can be managed using medications or lifestyle modifications. Lifestyle modifications include weight loss, small frequent meals, reducing fatty and spicy foods (triggers). Medications include proton pump inhibitors like prilose, Nexium (esomeprazole) or H2 blockers like zantac. Good health. ...Read more

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What can be done for acid reflux?

See below: Dietary changes, eating hygiene, medications, possible surgical interventions. ...Read more

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What food to eat for acid reflux?

What food to eat for acid reflux?

Diet: If symptoms are related to gastroesophageal reflux then diet change, decreased total fat intake, avoid large meals, alcohol, acidy food, chocolate, etc. Sometimes dairy products such as yogurt and milk help; otc meds are available. Usual symptoms are chest pain and nausea. If symptoms become severe, see physician for exam and recommendations. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more