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Lumps in the throat, heartburn and cough during the last trimester of pregnancy. Treatment?

I m in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy, 34 weeks... I have had lumps at the back if my throat now for almost 5 weeks due to heartburn . (Been Px Ranitidine once a day)... Acid still happening but not quite as much... I ve developed a cough... And because of the gagging sensation when I cough, I coughed until I threw up yesterday. Any ideas? I just want the lumps to go!
Asked On : Sat, 17 Nov 2012
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OBGYN 's  Response
Thanks for your query,
Probably you are suffering from a disease known as LPRD (laryngopharyngeal reflux disease) /GERD .All the symptoms you have listed may occur due to that.It occurs due to acid reflux for long term and it is common during pregnancy .It is usually treated by PPI for 3 to 6 Months. Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are the most effective medical therapy for patients with moderate-to-severe GERD and are widely prescribed to pregnant women. However, safety data about the use of these agents during pregnancy or immediately prior to conception are limited . If your symptoms are severe and intractable, i will suggest you to consult a ENT specialist for it.

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Answered: Mon, 3 Dec 2012
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OBGYN Dr. Rakhi Tayal's  Response
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The lumps you have at the back of your throat can be due to swollen tonsillar glands or lymph nodes. A direct examination of the area is needed for proper diagnosis. Systemic antibiotics might be needed for treatment.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Mon, 3 Dec 2012
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