Does anyone have visible red bumps/spots on throat from reflux?

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I have read so much about reflux/LPR now, and I do have many of the symtoms, mianly globus/tightness, burping, and in the last 3 months sore throat and some hoarseness.

I have visible irritation on the back of my throat and around where my tonsils were (had them removed). They look like little red bumps, a little orangey maybe. I have been told it can be called cobblestone throat.

Of everything I have read, I haven't found anyone saying they have this visible irritation from reflux on these forums

Could anyone speak up if they do, as Im so confused, spedning so much money and going from doctor to doctor in despair!

Thanks

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    Like you I have no tonsils but my throat is permanently red and feels raw E N T seem to think it's normal, feels like my Oesophagus is covered in blisters. I saw third specialist on Friday and I have been told they can't help me. Let me know if you find anything to ease the pain, hope you feel better soon.

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      Hello Joyclyn - I have exactly the same problem.  I've had my sore throat for many months now and antibiotics won't shift it.  It feels like there is a tightness right across my throat and I can feel little spots or whatever which have just started bleeding - which is very frightening.  Went Drs this morning and have now got appt with ENT specialist this Friday.  Am so worried because I can't even swallow small tablets let-a-lone a camera.  Very worried

       

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    I haven't had this problem, although early days, it's very frustrating, hope you find some answers soon. Good luck

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    I haven't had any of these per say. I can say that your symptoms are nothing new unfortunately. I deal with them often, minus the cobblestone throat bumps that you have.

    I would say, try gargling with salt and warm water, if they go away, it is most likely not related to your reflux.

    Be careful of proton pump inhibitors too. They only mask your reflux. You need to portion your meals and watch what you eat. It's the only way to avoid these symptoms of reflux.

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    Sounds like you have GERD,I had it too,don't know bout bumps but some burning and irritation in throat which made me cough all the time.I heard of a remedy from this group which really changed my life.Get a case of sparkling mineral water,drink a can & hold your burp in for 5 to 10 minutes,do this 3 times a day and this strengthens your sphincter and stops the flow of acids to your easophagus and throat. Besides that watch your diet,no fried and heavy foods,no coffee,citrus fruit,tomatoes etc.. chew your food well,don't wear tight clothes,eat dinner early.Hope everything work out for you,Good luck

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    Thanks for the responses,

    Well thats the thing, I just dont know if I even have reflux!  Many of the signs point towards it, but the main thing has always just been globus and tightness in the throat which could well just been anxiety. (which I have a lot of). I don't see much difference in symptoms regardless of what I eat, thats what is confusing.

    The red bumps have been there for a couple of months now, possibly more. I just havent read anything after scouring forums about other people seeing this kind of thing on their throat.

    If anyone else with LPR could chip in and let me know if they have this problem smile

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      Hello, i kinda have symptoms throat included and i do not have acid reflux and i understand it can be confusing because you have no idea what it is causing the symptoms.

      I even made endoscopy ( which i suffered doing so ) and i confirmed it was not reflux since no matter what i eat such as acid and all that doesn't affect me.

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    I am going for another endoscopy on thursday, this time with a strobe to see if my vocal cords are fucntioning properly. 

    The red irritation is still in my throat, and my problem remains the same.....if I talk for any amount of time my throat gets extremely raw and tight.

    i have really eaten everything bad this week, chocolate, onions, garlic, sugar, processed food, anything I felt like....and the problem did not get worse. So I feel less sure it is reflux related!  But Im so confused

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      Btw i am guessing that you probably have the same thing as me since i've made endoscopy and it was not acid reflux and i also eat anything i want and don't feel bothered about it..

      I was thinking it could be intestine problem, since intestine affect the stomach which affects ur throat and oesophagus, do u find any related link with ur symptoms and bowel movement?

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    Hi guys

    Sorry I got kicked off the forums because I didn't really know the rules properly!  I will be more careful

    I went for the strobe endoscopy, and apparently my vocal cords are in pefect health. No reflux apparent!! I was obsessed with that. I am still doing a diet at the moment just to see if it reflux once and for all

    But they did notice very large amounts of muscle tension, muscles tensing when I talked etc. That shouldnt be.  One of my vocal cords was out of phase with the other, which is due to this tension. So that was it!

    My speech therapist has said that maybe I need some manual laryngeal manipulation as the exercises dont seem to be quite enough for me. 

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      That's interesting dare I ask how they did the strobe endoscopy I'm beginning to think a lot of my problems are also muscle tension I loose my voice a lot. Didn't you find speech therapy helped?

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      Hi, it was just this bigmachine, and then the usual endoscopy, camera u teh nose down to the vocal cords.  
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