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Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease

When the gastric acids or juices travel up through the esophagus and larynx, and pharynx, it is known as laryngopharyngeal reflux. It does not exhibit similar symptoms of acid reflux, and hence it is known as silent reflux. Symptoms include hoarseness of voice, urge to clear throat, cough, feeling of something stuck in the throat, and irritation to the larynx.

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I have discomfort in my throat after TNE. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have discomfort in my throat after doing my TNE (transnasal esophagoscopy) about 20 days ago. I have stopped smoking some eight days ago and have been taking medicines for infection, like anti-allergics and antibiotics. The pain in the neck area is not going.I have had two appointment...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. Thanks for briefing me regarding the problem of concern. The most common reason for having discomfort in the throat can be a feature of chronic silent GERD with LPR (gastroesophageal reflux with laryngopharyngea...  Read Full »

I feel something in my throat while swallowing. Is it a concerning issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a feeling of mucus or something in my throat for the last three weeks. For a week I had a feeling of swallowing issues, where I felt not all of it was sticking to my throat. Now that sensation has more or less gone away, I still do feel like grain in my throat after finishing th...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms you are experiencing classically fit into globus pharyngeus. Manometric studies, endoscopy being normal, organic causes are ruled out. Hypo or hypomotility disorders would present in a typical manner and manometric studies would have shown something. Neu...  Read Full »

I have a lump at the base of my tongue with drainage down my throat. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 62-year-old male in good health. I have had drainage down my throat. And I have been diagnosed with GERD and laryngeal reflux. I have a lump at the base of my tongue, and I have attached the images of it. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per your concerns, bumps in the back of the tongue in the picture are called circumvallate papillae, which are normal (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). You do not have to worry. However, if you have any symptoms like bleeding from the mout...  Read Full »

How to get rid of breathing difficulty that increases on spicy foods?

Query: Hello doctor,I am having breathing difficulty for the past four weeks. I went to a respiratory specialist, after doing a blood and urine test, and the doctor told me everything shows normal, but due to consuming too much coffee, I have too much acid in my body, which is the reason for the breathing ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Where is the breathing issue? Is it in the lower airways like in the chest or upper airway like in the throat? Is there any blocked feeling or lump sensation in the throat that you are mistaking as breathing trouble? Is there sneezing, runny nose or post nasal drip?  Read Full »

Why do I get a strange feeling in my throat when I try to cough?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a weird sensation in my throat. It feels as if a pill is stuck in my throat, but I can eat and drink normally. The sensation is not there when I eat or drink. I try to cough to clear the sensation, but it does not work. I have had a steroid shot and antibiotic. I do not see a di...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Most likely, this could be a product of reflux. But for confirmation, can you send a picture of the back of your throat with an open mouth? Also, kindly let me know about the following: Do you have diabetes or high blood pressure? D...  Read Full »

Why do I have bumps on the back of my throat near the tonsils for more than two months?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had bumps at the back of my throat next to my tonsils for more than two months. I am worried. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In the pictures sent by you, your back of the throat is congested with few bumps, which are the feature of pharyngitis (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It will resolve after your inflammation subsides. If it does not improve or worsens, then I...  Read Full »

Why do I have white spots and pain in the back of my throat since three weeks?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 34-year-old male, I weigh 220 pounds, and I am 5 feet tall. I have had a sore throat for three weeks now. I got tested for strep throat, but it was negative. However, I have white spots and pain in the back of my throat. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Throat pain with whitish lesions over the tonsils and pharynx lasting more than three weeks and not responding to treatment suggests viral pharyngotonsillitis. Usually, viral pharyngotonsillitis is associated with severe throat pain, generalized weakness, difficulty sw...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest remedy for sore tonsils and swallowing difficulty.

Query: Hello doctor,I had soreness on my left tonsil that started two months back. Three weeks later, I went to an ENT. He put me on Prednisone 40 mg. I took it for a few days, but it was not helping. I again went to the ENT next week, and he put a camera into my nose to see my throat and said no issues ex...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, I can understand that you must be very anxious and upset about your ongoing symptoms. To tell somebody or to diagnose that you have laryngopharyngeal reflux, one should undergo a PH (potential of hydrogen) metry testing. In this, a probe (acid monitoring probe)...  Read Full »

What could be the cause for throat redness and mouth sores in a healthy person?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 years old with a height of 6 feet and weight around 231.48 lb. But my body is fit, not bulky, and I have no other diseases. I do not drink or smoke, no junk foods and alcohol. No wine, no beer, etc. Only homely food. But, I eat chicken fry and red meat a lot. I recently did a t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per your history, you have chronic granular pharyngitis with laryngopharyngeal reflux. Chronic granular pharyngitis is an alteration in the pharynx's mucous membrane involving the mucous glands and the lymph follicles. It is aggravated by allergens, viruses, bacteri...  Read Full »

My constant sore throat is not helped with any medicines. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old male, normal weight, ex-smoker, and occasional drinker. I have a constant sore throat, which started approximately 1 year ago. I feel the symptoms mostly on the right side of my throat, above Adam's apple. I am feeling a burning like I have a wound inside my throat. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dheeraj Kumar Jonnalagadda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The picture you have shown does not suggest any pathology (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Those are the blood vessels of the epiglottis and does not indicate any infection or abnormality. Coming to the issue, yes, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux dise...  Read Full »

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