Pregnancy :: Constant Throat Clearing With Mucus Sometimes

Feb 16, 2015

I'm 20 years old and currently 28 weeks pregnant, for the past week i have been experiencing the constant need to clear my throat/chest, sometimes there's no mucus to cough up and sometimes there is, not sure if i've become over sensitive to my throat or what? I suffer a great deal from heartburn and possibly acid reflux due to stomach contents coming up in my throat, could this be from pregnancy related issues or something more serious?

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Throat :: Constant Throat Clearing And Thick Sticky Mucous

I have had this problem since November of 2006. I have tried just about EVERYTHING otc all nasal sprays, all antihistamines, zyrtec, mucinex, allegra even the ones you have to show your I'D,neti pot, etc. I have even tried candida and other natural remedies like apple cider and such.I have to constantly clear my throat. I have this thick stringy sticky mucous I'm always hacking up. It seems worse after I eat, exercise, laugh. Also in the morning for the first 2 hours I'm up it's worse. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night feeling like I'm drowning in mucous. This irritates all people around me. I've had surgery for my adenoids and deviated septum, before that surgery I could not clear the mucous out, this helped to atleast be able to hack it out. I need someone to be my angel and tell me you have had this same problem and you know the answers since no doctor can help. I feel this is going to be the death of me. I hope I'm not clearing a hole in my throat from doing it so much.

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Reflux Oesophagitis :: Thick Mucus And Throat Clearing?

So I've really been through it with my GERD and I've had a year and a half of hell. I'm just starting to see some improvements but now I've got this thick mucus at the back of my throat that gets stuck there, I can't swallow it as it doesn't move much but when I cough it does come up, then slips back down.

I'm constantly having to cough and clear my throat, the mucus tends to sit right near my gag reflex so it's always uncomfortable!

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Acid Reflux :: Constant Throat Clearing Urge

So for the past 5 years or so, I have been having trouble with throat clearing.

I often get a strong urge to clear my throat. The urge is increased after eating and in even moderately stressful situations. In addition to the urge, if I do not clear my throat my voice comes out sounding quite/wet. This may very well run in my family as I have seen at least one member of my family have the same symptoms as I.

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Reflux Oesophagitis :: Constant Throat Clearing After Eating

For the past while I have been experiencing issues after eating. After eating it feels like something is stuck in my throat and I constantly have to clear my throat. This lasts about 20 minutes and it slowly goes away. However, in addition to this I also experience my voice going hoarse while it is occurring. This only happens after eating, not during. I have no issues during meals, but about 5 minutes after I get the sensation in my throat and my voice will go in and out. It bothers me and causes me to avoid going out to eat because I feel rude constantly clearing my throat. It is quite irritating, but I am unsure if it is something I should bother my doctor about. For the record, I am 25 and I have been experiencing this for 1-1.5 years.

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GERD (acid Reflux) :: Larynx Swelling Constant Throat Clearing

Although my throat spasms have now stopped I have started to have problems with my larynx.

Mucous seems to be trapped underneath it and collects at night. I wake up with a swollen larynx but no pain. Now my lymph nodes in my neck and the back of my head have swelled.

I also wake up every morning feeling unrefreshed, groggy and depressed.

I am still unable to swallow food.

Surely this can't be GERD?

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Nose / Sinus :: Constant Mucus In Throat

Ok so I've had this problem for over 2 years, and its the biggest pain ever. I ALWAYS, and I mean ALWAYS feel Mucus in the back of my throat, I can't clear it away by just coughing it up, or spitting it out, I have to suck it in me. I really try to spit it out, but I can only spit it if I let it build up for awhile, other than that I have to suck it up, and while doing that I make a really annoying noise....something like blowing your nose really really hard, but even worse noise. I talked to my parents but they never believe me, they tell me: Its Psychological, and I've adapted a bad habit.But I SWEAR I can feel it always. We've been to a Allergist, and he said its maybe Sinus, or Post-nasal drip. He said the Mucus builds up in my nose, and drips down to the back of my throat...Although I can't feel the drainage from Nose to throat, but my nose is pretty blocked up. The Allergist said this started because of a past allergy, and I agreed. 2 years ago I had severe Allergy, and once the allergy left, this problem continued on till today.The Allergist recommended Nose drips, and Allergy medicines, but they never helped not even a bit. Next we went to a Nose and Throat Specialist, and she checked my nose and throat and said: Its Psychological, and I've adapted a dirty habit. But I SWEAR on my life, I feel it 24/7 in the back of my throat, but no one believes me not even the DOCTORS! What shall I do PLEASE help. This Mucus is always there, and by clearing my throat (Spitting, Sucking whatever), its makes a noise, that every hates, even MYSELF!!!  PS. I tried drinking salt water and everything.

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ENT :: Clearing Throat And Hoarseness

Have been doing this for a while - I went to ENT Friday - was worried because 3 of my friends were diagnosed with throat cancer....she looked down with a light - and she said she didn't see anything other than some mucus...on vocal cords - gave me a sheet with several options to try.....I am getting very irritated with this throat clearing and hoarseness - do I'm not sure what way to go - nasal spray, and Zyrtec or Mucinex - I wake up ok and then it starts!

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ENT :: Throat Clearing Spells After Eating

Over the last couple of years, I have these spells of throat clearing. It usually happens after eating, but not always. Sometimes I also have nasal congestion. It is getting worse. It is annoying and frustrating, but worse than that, it is embarrassing. I know it is annoying to those around me. I would go to see a specialist, but don't know where to go. an ENT, a Gastroenterologist, and allergist?

Does anyone else have these symptoms? What have you done? What medical specialists have you seen?

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Nutrition :: Always Clearing My Throat Even When Not Eating Anything

clearing throat constantly even when not eating.

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Causes Of Throat Clearing Habit In Adults?

My mother of 60 y/o has recently developed a problem whereby she clears her throat very often, sometimes up to every 10-20 seconds, and literally all day.

I think it is more habitual rather than necessity, and because of that I feel a bit awkward about bringing it up. She has no other symptoms and is generally in good health. Her sister has always had a mild form of Tourettes, she has certain small tics, but my mother has never shown any signs before.

I have searched the internet, but the only info regarding this seems to be about infants.

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ENT :: Reason Of Throat Clearing For Almost 2 Months?

I'm posting on behalf of a close family member - somewhere around the beginning of December, she started experiencing frequent but very short dry coughs (literally "ahem ahem" and that's it). Over the weeks, the cough became less and less prevalent and the dry coughs were replaced with productive throat clearing - around late December the coughs were rarer and rarer while she frequently had to hem to clear the throat (every time there actually was something to clear so it was no longer dry).

Around the beginning of January both the hemming and coughing suddenly disappeared and for some three days, she did neither. Then the hemming came back and it stays up to today. It's not constant and varies highly around the day - sometimes she rarely ever hems and only starts in the evening, sometimes she does hem very frequently in the afternoon while in the morning and in the evening - nothing. There were also one or two days when suddenly the dry cough came back for some one hour and then disappeared. She also had a few days when the dysphonia was clearly hearable but now it seems to be gone. Now the only thing that's left is the hemming to clear her throat though most of the time it's either gone or rather weak now (though yes, there usually is a 1 or 2-hour period during the day when the throat clearing is more pronounced and some occasionals throat clearings on other occasions).

What may be the reason? There are no other symptoms at all and as I said, it varies highly depending not only on a day but also on the time of day. It's still pretty frequent but sometimes it's really frequent - and sometimes it only happens once in a while. As for her point of view, she says she hems cause she feels there is something to clear from the throat and she feels dryness there and as for the coughing (which happens very rarely now, as I mentioned) she says she does it when she feels dryness and there is this tingling sensation which makes her cough. In the last week she bought herself a A+E Vitamin + Aloe spray for dryness and it seems to greatly help her so that her hemming is greatly reduced - but it's still there. Also, she works with her voice (lecturer), if that's important.

Oh, and the description of our patient:

Age: 45

Sex: Female

Height: 5' 3"

Weight: 132lbs

Duration of complaint: around 7-8 weeks

Any existing relevant medical issues (if any): none

Current medications: none

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Chest Pain :: When Coughing And Clearing Throat

I am 24yrs old and i am having chest pains when i cough or clear my throat. I do not have a cold. I only had headaches and runny and stuffy nose a few days ago. Yesterday i was out in the cold not that bundled up also. Could this be something i should be worried about and go to the ER? or simply a doctor's visit will do.

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Chest Pain :: Coughing Or Clearing Throat

I'm 21 and i started having chest pain when i woke up at 4:56am this morning I also had two teeth pulled yesterday. it didn't hurt then but my upper stomach and whole chest hurts when i cough haven't told my parents yet though. though it could be just a chest cold. plus i haven't been eating right lately either.

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Reflux Oesophagitis :: Throat Clearing Is Still Left

After suffering with reflux for the last 10 years, With diet change and Nexium it's all under control apart from the constant throat clearing. 

Has anyone made headway with this part of it all?

Whilst it not as serious as other people symptoms, I have just been through a divorce after 17 years and i'm not sure any woman is going to want a man who clears his throat every minute!! lol

I do have a small lump sensation in the throat with it. The biggest thing I had to cut out was bread, it used to get stuck and make me bloated. I do miss a nice thick piece of white bread and butter though  

Anyway, back on track to the constant throat clearing. Anyone had any luck?

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica And GCA :: Can't Stop Coughing And Clearing My Throat

I've tried everything suggested for the bloating, pain shortness of breath etc and ended up in a&e where I was treated for gastritis. My medication was changed and  I felt much better. My throat and chest is now really sore from trying to clear my throat and continual coughing which has kept me awake until 3 and 4 in the morning.

i have been referred back to the gastroenterologist who performed a fundoplication on me six years ago to see how much damage the steroids they say, has caused. This is driving me and everyone else mad what can I do while I am waiting? 

Im taking 10mg. pred now and coping a lot better as well as vit D pravastatin, esomeprazole , gaviscon  and inhalers. I also eat yogurt with fruit, honey  and lemon in water. I was diagnosed November 14 with GCA  and PMR and put on 45 mg of pred and both the hospital and my rheumatologist  want me to reduce the pred quicker than I want to so I'm still following the programme best for me.

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Reflux Oesophagitis :: Silent, Throat Clearing , Hoarseness

My symptoms are constant throat clearing throughout the day and sometimes feel a very slight hoarseness / slightly sore throat and sometimes spitting white bubbles and the feeling of clogged throat. I've tested positive for high pepsin levels and am using alkaline water , and cutting out certain foods but it doesn't seem to taking lansoprazole and also gaviscon but symptoms remain :-( ...I'm ok in bed at night but it's the rest of the day ..many on this discussion tend to talk about normal reflux instead of LPR , silent reflux  any advise on this subject welcome...

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Reflux Oesophagitis :: Throat Clearing And Hoarse Voice After Eating?

For the past while I have been experiencing issues after eating. After eating it feels like something is stuck in my throat and I constantly have to clear my throat. This lasts about 20 minutes and it slowly goes away. However, in addition to this I also experience my voice going hoarse while it is occurring. This only happens after eating, not during. I have no issues during meals, but about 5 minutes after I get the sensation in my throat and my voice will go in and out. It bothers me and causes me to avoid going out to eat because I feel rude constantly clearing my throat. It is quite irritating, but I am unsure if it is something I should bother my doctor about. For the record, I am 25 and I have been experiencing this for 1-1.5 years. 

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Laryngopharyngeal Reflux :: Throat Clearing, Hoarseness, Swallowing Difficulties

I was initially diagnosed with LPR for my symptoms, which were constant post nasal drip, hoarse voice, and a click when I swallowed.  I have since figured out it wasn't LPR at all, and that all the protocols for LPR only make things worse. 

I came here to hopefully help others who may have been told they have LPR when really, they have something else.

The symptoms of LPR are exactly the same as the symptoms of nutritional deficiencies of B vitamins, vitamin A, and iron.  

In particular, a riboflavin deficiency will dry out the soft tissues of your throat so that you feel every tiny drip of what is actually normal mucus.  Riboflavin is a B vitamin that is not stored in the body and you must eat it every day.  Dairy products, something many of us with mucus are told to avoid, are very high in riboflavin, and one of the best sources.  Stress, illness and certain chronic conditions can increase the body's requirements for riboflavin, causing deficiency symptoms, like a dry, post nasal drip in the throat.  (In my case, I became deficient due to an undiscovered thyroid issue.  When the thyroid is not functioning properly, you do not metabolize riboflavin.)  Mild riboflavin deficiency will also cause dry, itchy or burning feeling of the eyes.  

Other B vitamins which affect the throat are niacin and folate.  Iron deficiency causes tongue and throat swelling and can even cause webbing of the esophagus.   Vitamin A and zinc also affect the mouth, tongue and throat.  Iodine is essential for the salivary glands.  

Certain health issues can affect the metabolism of nutrients.  You can be deficient even though you get plenty of it in your diet.  Your genetics, your diet, and your current health conditions all affect your nutritional status.  

Proton pump inhibitors and acid reducers can make things worse by reducing your absorption of nutrients.  

If you want to try some vitamins to see if they will help, start with the water soluble B vitamins.  I recommend taking coenzymated sublinguals which melt under your tongue, so that you don't have to worry about whether you are digesting and metabolizing them properly.  

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Chronic Post Nasal Drip, Cough And Throat Clearing

I am a 40 year old male. I have been having the following symptoms for 3 years now:

- Constant Stuffy and runny nose
- Coughing all day
- Throat Clearing many times an hour
- Excessive mucus

I have seen many doctors and I read that it could be due to few things such as:

- Asthma – I checked and I don’t have it
- Allergy – I did allergy testing and I was not allergic to anything
- Acid Reflux – I don’t have any heartburn symptoms and take Prilosec before bed and sleep tilted. After two months, no help.
- Vasomotor Rhinitis – I have taken Dymista, Atrovent but no help

My work involves giving presentations but it has been really difficult constantly coughing, clearing my throat and blowing my nose.

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Sore Throat :: Swollen Tonsils, Lump In Throat, Clear Mucus, Sore, Headache

My tonsils have been swollen for over a month, until last week they were painless, but now I have flu symptoms. Its quite scary, it affects my swallowing and I have a very very dry mouth, even when I drink loads of water all day. Hasn't affected my breathing as of yet, but feels like a lump in my throat is blocking it off.

This has been going for three days now.

Doctor said I need a blood test for glandular fever, which is next week.

I mentioned that I think I can feel my epiglottis swollen, and she laughed and said that is all the way down by my adam's apple and would have a job feeling that... even though i've seen many cases online where it's visible above the tongue and often can be felt.

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