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Drank water last night and the last gulp felt like it went down wrong pipe and I started choking/coughing. Could I have woke up with water in lungs?

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Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

But no worries it's just water and should be able to cough it up.
When anything but air gets into the lung it's called aspiration and a frequent problem with acid reflux and stroke patients and can lead to pneumonia or chemical destruction of the lung tissue. You should be fine. If cough remains persistent or you develop other symptoms go see your doctor.

In brief: Yes.

But no worries it's just water and should be able to cough it up.
When anything but air gets into the lung it's called aspiration and a frequent problem with acid reflux and stroke patients and can lead to pneumonia or chemical destruction of the lung tissue. You should be fine. If cough remains persistent or you develop other symptoms go see your doctor.
Dr. Jeff McFadden
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Dr. Rony Gorges
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

You aspirated some water in the lungs, happens all the time.
As long as you feel ok you'll be fine.

In brief: No

You aspirated some water in the lungs, happens all the time.
As long as you feel ok you'll be fine.
Dr. Rony Gorges
Dr. Rony Gorges
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