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I have had a cough for months. Doesn't feel lIke sinus. I asked my family physician about it but he just brushes it off as sinus drainage. How can I find out?

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?

Have had it for months. Just won't go away. Sleeping in a recliner does help somewhat but I still cough.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Ever since I had radiation iodine for thyroid, my throats has been scratchy. Can't sing anymore because throats tightens up. I also have type 2 diabetes.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 10 months ago
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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 10 months ago

What other medical problems do you have?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I had radiation iodine for thyroid and have had a scratchy throat ever since. Now I have a bad cough that won't go away. I don't seem to have sinus or a cold. Just feels like mucus at back of my throat constantly. My cough is deep and I am worn out from coughing.
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 10 months ago

Have you ever had heart burn [acid reflux]

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Not very often. Once in a while if I eat something too spicy.
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 10 months ago

This can be chronic reflux.

The only symptom might be cough.

When it is over looked, the cough persists.

Even pneumonia can develop.

You need a chest x ray and maximal ant acid treatment, and a referral to a GI doctor.

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