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Dr. Robert Stachler
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What is chronic gagging symptom of?

What is chronic gagging symptom of?

Gagging: Chronic gagging is due to a hypersensitivity on the pharynx. You could try to anesthetize the area to stop the feedback loop of feeling like there is something there. You can try viscous lidocaine. Your doctor can write for it. It is 2% solution. If this does not work you can try gabapentin. You will need a prescription for this and a doctor's visit. Good luck. Feel better. ...Read more

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Gagging (Definition)

Gagging is a clinical finding in which a person is either choking or has ...Read more


Dr. John Fung
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Is gagging a symptom of stomach hernia?

Yes but other causes: Stomach hernia or hiatal hernia, is where the lower esophageal sphincter, which controls passage of food between the stomach and esophagus. Is not in the normal location and can cause symptoms of reflux or heartburn. The gag reflex involves the muscles of the back of the throat start to contract in order to prevent us from swallowing or aspirating. Many conditions are associated with gagging. ...Read more

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Dr. Charlene Sojico
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I'm a 19 year old male and sometimes i involuntary gag. What could this be from? I take buspor if this is a symptom.

I'm a 19 year old male and sometimes i involuntary gag. What could this be from? I take buspor if this is a symptom.

Side effect: Of buspar. About 9, 300 people have reported this and only 10 people (0.11% have involuntary muscle contraction . Also postnasal drips can cause you to gag, too. Please consult with your physician and discuss other options that are available for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Is gagging an early pregnancy symptom?

Is gagging an early pregnancy symptom?

Not typically: A good sign of early pregnancy is a positive pregnancy test. Have you had a positive test? Nausea is a common sign of early pregnancy, but typically doesn't start until about 5 1/2 to 6 weeks. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Is it possible that an increased gag reflex is a symptom of hypothyroidism?

Is it possible that an increased gag reflex is a symptom of hypothyroidism?

Depends: There is a saying in medicine.. 'never say never'. However I do not think that increased gag reflex is a usual or typical symptom of hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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I saw a GI doc that said a gagging feeling in lower throat when bending over is not a symptom of a hiatal hernia (which i have). Would you agree?

I saw a GI doc that said a gagging feeling in lower throat when bending over is not a symptom of a hiatal hernia (which i have). Would you agree?

Maybe GERD: Agreed. Of the 70 million americans with reflux, about half have symptoms without esophageal inflammation. Some may have gagging, cough, hoarseness. Perhaps behavior ; diet modification (answered previously on healthtap) may help if gerd is present, but my best recommendation is to follow your GI doc's advice. Afterall, he knows you best ; what your tests have shown. If questions, ask him please. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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My friend's son is gagging himself. He looks proportionate for 16 month but could this be a sign of neglect? My friend has in the past had drug issue which is my reason for concern. When her son does this she tells him no and gives him a binky. My friend

Hello. : Hello. I don't know the reason that your friends son gags himself. It could be a conditioned behavior. If he feels comforted by his binky and is given a binky whenever he gags, he may be conditioned to repeat the behavior. I don't think that this behavior taken in isolation would be a solid indicator for abuse. ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Dantin
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Feeling like i'm gonna gag can that be a sign of pregnancy?

Feeling like i'm gonna gag can that be a sign of pregnancy?

Check it out: If you are concerned about pregnancy otc pregnancy tests are available at reasonable cost. Nausea can be a sign of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Weird symptoms accompanying vomiting. Dry retching, gagging, etc?

Weird symptoms accompanying vomiting. Dry retching, gagging, etc?

They go together. : Gagging, retching and vomiting are friends that like to accompany each other. One invites the other and soon you have all three. Hopefully they will go away. If the vomiting persists you may need to visit a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it ok if i don't have gag refluxes and is a sign of hypothyroidism?

Is it ok if i don't have gag refluxes and is a sign of hypothyroidism?

No: That is not a sign of hypothyroidism. However, if you already do have hypothyroidism, make sure your levels have been normalized with brand name T4 replacement. ...Read more

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