Odor and reflux
Two years ago, an ENT diagnosed me with LPR. I went through the whole LPR drill and treatment for about 5 months and gave up when nothing worked.
Recently I went to another ENT for a 2nd opinion. He felt LPR was likely, but did ask me to come back when I had stronger symptoms so he could confirm. He said my sinuses were okay and that my tonsils have small holes but he didn't see any debris or stones.
One main and annoying problem is that sometimes and randomly, I release an odor that simply put is akin to flatulence. I know it's coming out of my mouth and not the other end. It is a socially distressing annoyance that is really bumming me out. It usually happens when I'm talking which makes it worse because that means there is at least one person close to me. You can imagine the discomfort when this happens at restaurants, in cars and crowded trains, etc.
My ENT thinks it's from when I reflux acid. Can this really be the case? That my upper and lower sphincter muscles are relaxed for a second or two and this odor comes out? I didn't have this problem until 2 years ago. So if you have heartburn, does the fact that your upper sphincter muscle staying close prevent this odor from escaping? But for people with LPR, the odor escapes because both of our sphincter muscles are screwed up?
Anyone else with this problem? Related to LPR or not?