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Old 08-19-2012, 05:49 PM   #1
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Unhappy mucus in back of throat and gurgling noise

Hi, I'm a 23 year old female and for the past 2 years or so, Ive noticed that I always have a mucusy lump in the back of my throat. It seems as though it's dripping from my nose.

If I spit it out, it is usually a thick clear phlegm (sometimes it has a yellowish-green coloration), but it reforms in the back of my throat quickly.

If I swallow- it seems to go down but come back up within a few seconds... sometimes when it comes back up, it brings this gurgling noise/sensation with it. I can also feel little air bubbles travel up my throat. I dont get acid reflux or heartburn.

This is more annoying/embarassing than anything because it's sometimes pretty loud, and I think it causes bad breath. There is no pain, and I havent noticed any trouble eating or drinking. I notice it more at night when laying down, but it also happens quite a bit throughout the day.

Does anyone know what this is? Or can anyone suggest anything to help get rid of this mucusy lump?

 
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:44 PM   #2
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Re: mucus in back of throat and gurgling noise

It sounds like Post Nasal Drip (PND).

The challenge is trying to figure out what is triggering it.

Do you have any allergy, sinus or reflux problems?

What treatments have you tried?
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