I've had this mucus buildup in my esophagus for approx 2-3 years now. And since I cant get a diagnosis after all this time from doctors, I thought "somebody" out there can comment. Ive had this mucus congestion which makes me need to clear my throat or cough or whatever to get the mucus buildup up and out. I never have a fever or "any other symptoms" accompanying the mucus congestion. The mucus is always clear or whitish which is normal. Ive been diagnosed with a hiatus hernia years ago and take medication for the heartburn but the mucus continues. Ive received a gastroscopy, endoscopy, broncoscopy, cat scan, blood tests....they keep telling me there's nothing wrong with me cause I dont cough in their offices! Its like they dont believe me. My last doctor gave me a second gastroscopy and took a biopsy, but found nothing except a "ring" at the base of my esophagus which causes some swallowing trouble occasionally when I eat drier foods like chicken breast. At night time, the mucus buildup seems to settle out and I do manage to sleep ok, but its getting to sleep that sucks cause of all the clearing of my throat beforehand. It also seems that when I eat, the congestion in my esophagus clears because I am swallowing it down.
So, there it is...I really hope that somebody can give me an idea because they treat me like there's nothing wrong when I know "absolutely" that there "is" something wrong because of my constant need to clear my throat of mucus. Must I have to live the rest of my life like this? Please assist if you have any ideas..thanks!
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