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Really gross but please read - December 13th 2011, 10:33 PM

I am aware that this is very gross but I don't recall this ever happening before and I'm just curious.

Sunday (12/11) I went to bed feeling like I had a cold. Woke up Monday and my throat felt worse, but it didn't hurt. This morning I woke up and looked at my throat................................and there was this big lump of mucus in the back. it looked like I had a huge booger in the back of my throat. I coughed, and.... it fell down and I swallowed it............. I told my mom and she looked at my throat and was like, "there's no redness or swelling it's probably your sinuses draining..."

I know your not doctors but do you think it's just my sinuses draining or what? This honestly has never happened to me before.

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Re: Really gross but please read - December 13th 2011, 10:49 PM

Our noses & throats are connected, so yes, this very well could be your sinuses draining. I sometimes get the feeling that I have mucus in the back of my throat, but that's because the mucus is flowing from my nose into my throat. Next time, just try bringing the mucus up instead of swallowing it. That could cause you to get sick(er)











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Re: Really gross but please read - December 14th 2011, 01:41 AM

OK(:
and i didn't do it on purpose lol
But thanks.


   
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Re: Really gross but please read - December 14th 2011, 01:46 AM

Yup, exactly what Shannon has said. And I know you didn't do it on purpose, but swalling it can cause you to get chest congestion. So definitely try to cough it up next time into a kleenex or toilet. I hope you get better soon!
   
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Re: Really gross but please read - December 14th 2011, 02:56 AM

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. Next time, just try bringing the mucus up instead of swallowing it. That could cause you to get sick(er)
According to my doctor (assuming I understand correctly) swallowing mucus sends it to the digestive system--it does not get caught anywhere or cause any ill effects. So you're not really in any danger by swallowing a bit of mucus now and then.


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Re: Really gross but please read - December 14th 2011, 12:57 PM

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According to my doctor (assuming I understand correctly) swallowing mucus sends it to the digestive system--it does not get caught anywhere or cause any ill effects. So you're not really in any danger by swallowing a bit of mucus now and then.
I suppose it might be more of an opinion since I've found conflicting research online. Either way, it's still nothing too worry about right now.

If it persists or gets worse, feel free to make another thread. I'm going to go ahead and close this one since the OPs concerns have been answered. PM and we can discuss if you want it reopened.

And thank you everyone for the helpful responses to the OP!
   
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