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I have the lap band and have been getting horrible cough at…

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I have the lap...

I have the lap band and have been getting horrible cough at nice and sounds like I am gurgling. I had a chest xray and that was fine

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

Off and one for months

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

I had all of the fluid taken out of my lap band. sometimes cough so bad that phlem comes up i have been eating just salads and soup or protein drinks

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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 3 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 3 months ago

have you had an EGD?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I have done the test where i drink the barium and stand in front of the xray
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
the pouch was a little swollen but told to do liquids and that helped the pouch but still cough at night
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 3 months ago

are you on meds for reflux?

do you have post nasal drip?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
i take Mylanta before bed and pantorprazole 20 mg once a day
dont know how to tell about post nasal drip
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 3 months ago

do you have sinus congestion?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
i get a tickle feeling on the back of my throat then start coughing at night i weeze and gurgle sounds like i have smoked for years but i have never smoked
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
my chest xray was fine i do take an iron pill as i have very low iron
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 3 months ago

That is probably causing it

post nasal drip is a common cause

I would try flonase OTC and see if that helps

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
is that a spray or pill
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 3 months ago

spray

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