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ENT scope shows only minor redness on back of the voicebox. only symptoms lump feeling in throat, post nasal drip. What could this be other than LPR?

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Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: LPR common cause

The commonest finding in fiber optic or laryngeal exam is redness of mucosa of posterior vocal cords,is a strong suggestion of reflux,post nasal drip is also a strong contender,however if symptoms persists,evaluation by a gastroenterologist,to rule out esophageal disease,

In brief: LPR common cause

The commonest finding in fiber optic or laryngeal exam is redness of mucosa of posterior vocal cords,is a strong suggestion of reflux,post nasal drip is also a strong contender,however if symptoms persists,evaluation by a gastroenterologist,to rule out esophageal disease,
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: LPR

Minor redness is certainly compatible with laryngeal-pharyngeal reflux.
But the definitive diagnosis of high reflux is usually substantiated by a Gastroenterologist. The feeling of a lump in the throat along with a feeling of excess mucus in the back of the throat is also typical of LPR. I believe that is the most likely diagnosis. Viral infection is another possibility.

In brief: LPR

Minor redness is certainly compatible with laryngeal-pharyngeal reflux.
But the definitive diagnosis of high reflux is usually substantiated by a Gastroenterologist. The feeling of a lump in the throat along with a feeling of excess mucus in the back of the throat is also typical of LPR. I believe that is the most likely diagnosis. Viral infection is another possibility.
Dr. Bernstein Joel
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