Why is indigestion associated with a sore throat?

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

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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.

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?

Unusual symptom. Combination. Pain at the bottom of rib is the more worrisome of the two symptoms and could be related to drinking alcohol. Get it checked.
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.

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.

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.

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, If you mean. Sore throat and heart burn together. Gargle with salt and warm water, Ginger tea will help you also.
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.

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.?

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.

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

It can happen. Heartburn can be caused by reflux. Or stomach contents flowing back up the esophagus. If bad enough can cause sore throat. Chronic cough. And other digestive issues. I suggest seeing your PCP. And scheduling an endoscopy. To eval the severity of your problem.
No. It is not common but maybe possible as acid reflux may reach the upper parts of esophagus and the throat area and cause burning.
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.

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.