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Whys acid indigestion giving me a sore throat?

Whys acid indigestion giving me a sore throat?

LERD with GERD: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Please get evaluation & treatment for your laryngo-esophageal reflux. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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I have occasional sore throat, especially in the morning and pain at bottom of rib cage, but i don't have indigestion, could this be acid reflux?

I have occasional sore throat, especially in the morning and pain at bottom of rib cage, but i don't have indigestion, could this be acid reflux?

Early morning : Sore throat associated with acid taste at your mouth and heartburn is associated with gerd. Allergies can give you early am sore throat. Rib cage pain is different. If painful during palpation you may have a costochondritis or chest wall pain due to heavy lifting exercise. If you have gerd you need to quit drinking. See a physician for good history or physical. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause a sore throat? I have heartburn mostly at night and have a slight soreness in my throat most of the time.

Can acid reflux cause a sore throat? I have heartburn mostly at night and have a slight soreness in my throat most of the time.

Acid : Acid reflux can most definitely cause a sore throat. If you are routinely experiencing symptoms of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (gerd) such as: - heartburn - sore throat - "lump in the throat" sensation or difficulty swallowing - acidic or sour taste in your mouth - dry cough - hoarseness - regurgitation (wet burps) it is important to discuss these symptoms with your doctor. There are many antacid and acid blocker medications that can help alleviate your symptoms. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more

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Last night i woke up to pain in my neck, pain unlike a sore throat. Close to my chest. When i eat or swallow too. Acid reflux or heartburn? Take tums (calcium carbonate)?

Last night i woke up to pain in my neck, pain unlike a sore throat. Close to my chest. When i eat or swallow too. Acid reflux or heartburn? Take tums (calcium carbonate)?

See a GI doctor: Use of agents which reduce acid production in the upper GI tract may be necessary, but first you need to be examined to make sure there is no other manageable cause for these symptoms. Go see someone and get this worked out soon. ...Read more

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Why is indigestion associated with a sore throat?

Why is indigestion associated with a sore throat?

Indigestion: Causes acid juice to bathe the throat, specially at night when you are sleeping. ...Read more

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I had a day of over eating 9 days ago had indigestion pain mildly for a day and have been burping alot since, waterbrash, sore throat nausea.GERD?

I had a day of over eating 9 days ago had indigestion pain mildly for a day and have been burping alot since, waterbrash, sore throat nausea.GERD?

Likely GERD: Symptoms of indigestion (GERD) can include burning chest discomfort, regurgitation, sore throat, belching, water brash, and sometimes nausea or cough. These symptoms can be precipitated by overeating (especially prior to lying down), alcohol, and certain drugs like anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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I was answered by doc that i don't have HIV but I am having sore throat, blenching and indigestion and heaviness in upper abdomen.What does it suggest?

I was answered by doc that i don't have HIV but I am having sore throat, blenching and indigestion and heaviness in upper abdomen.What does it suggest?

Symptoms: Your symptoms are not typical for hiv. Of course, you may have HIV and these symptoms that are caused by another problem, but if these symptoms are concerned, i'd not be prompted by them to necessarily check you for hiv. What else can it be? - hard to tell without full history ; physical exam. ...Read more

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I am having this burning feeling in my throat that i am worried about, it's not like heartburn pain and it doesn't feel like a sore throat. ?

I am having this burning feeling in my throat that i am worried about, it's not like heartburn pain and it doesn't feel like a sore throat. 
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Throat pain: Such "occult" sensations are best evaluated by a physician. Unfortunately, without a careful exam and possibly some other tests, it's hard to say what is causing the sensations. ...Read more

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I did have what I would call a mild sore throat today and a little bit of heartburn, would you think that common in this case?

I did have what I would call a mild sore throat today and a little bit of heartburn, would you think that common in this case?

Yes: Upper respiratory infections, like the common cold, can give multiple symptoms, heartburn is one of them, especially with sore throat. If you have heartburn regularly without being sick you should speak to you doctor as there are multiple treatments for it. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a sore throat after you have had heartburn?

Is it normal to have a sore throat after you have had heartburn?

GERD: It is not normal, but it has been described. Would definitely recommend a thorough ENT check. Please look carefully for any other symptoms that can better explain the sore throat as well as the duration of heartburn, treated/untreated. ...Read more

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Do ppi drugs quit working? I have been on aciphex (rabeprazole) for over a year and the heartburn and sore throat is back.

Do ppi drugs quit working? I have been on aciphex (rabeprazole) for over a year and the heartburn and sore throat is back.

See gastroenterology: Proton pump inhibitors do not stop working, but there may be other reasons for your heartburn to return. You should see a gastroenterologist for an upper endoscopy to rule other causes of heartburn, such as hiatal hernia, esophageal spasm or achalasia, gastric ulcer, esophagitis, gastritis. Also coronary artery disease can mimic GERD, but you are young for this. ...Read more

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I have heartburn, sore throat, ear pain, hoarseness, keep needing to clear throat. Is this gerd?

Yes GERD Plus: Many persons develop gerd due to postnasal drip. That is your sore throat. Clear nasal symptoms: hum, pulsatile irrigation at a rate to restore nasal cilia. Gerd: elevate head of bed. No food three hours before bedtime. More at www.Grossaninstitute.Com. ...Read more

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Meds for nonspecific esophageal dysmotility? Food sticks so heartburn & sore throat. Behavioral measures better (soft food, lots of water)?

Meds for nonspecific esophageal dysmotility?  Food sticks so heartburn & sore throat.  Behavioral measures better (soft food, lots of water)?

Diet and maybe meds: A difficult problem. Be sure it is not related to nerve issues such as in diabetic gastroparesis. Trying to eat small meals throughout the day (grazing) can help. Be sure to avoid irritants such as caffeine and tobacco as both make heartburn worse by relaxing the muscles at the opening of the stomach. Some meds like Erythromycin and metochopramide may be needed to stimulate movement.Fluids good. ...Read more

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On 80mg.Omeprazole for 5 days with no change in mucous or sore throat. Worse after i eat. Any ideas? Don't have heartburn at all.

On 80mg.Omeprazole for 5 days with no change in mucous or sore throat. Worse after i eat. Any ideas? Don't have heartburn at all.

Post nasal drip: Omeprazole is used to reduce stomach acid, thus reducing heartburn. It will not affect mucous which is probably post nasal drip causing your throat to be sore. You'll need to figure out if the mucous is a result of allergy to pollen, a cold or perhaps sinus infection, and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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I had gallbladder surgery month ago and last three weeks have heartburn and sore throat. PPI not working could it be bile and how is it treated?

I had gallbladder surgery month ago and last three weeks have heartburn and sore throat. PPI not working could it be bile and how is it treated?

Reflux?: Assuming this is reflux esophagitis you might want to try an H-2 blocker rather than a PPI. The best thing, however, would be to contact the surgeon and let them make the decision. Good luck and best wishes for getting better soon. ...Read more

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Hi had an endoscopy last month and I have a mildly inflamed esophagus so I've been on and off Prilosec and Nexium (esomeprazole) but still have sore throat,heartburn?

Hi had an endoscopy last month and I have a mildly inflamed esophagus so I've been on and off Prilosec and Nexium (esomeprazole) but still have sore throat,heartburn?

Need more time: Prilosec and nexium (esomeprazole) need time to work. Ideally you should take them daily before breakfast and for 2 months. If your symptoms persist or return after you stop therapy, you should consider a pH monitoring study to quantify the magnitude of the problem and take further action. ...Read more

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Heartburn (Definition)

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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more