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Old 08-27-2017, 01:38 PM
jharvey963 jharvey963 is offline
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What's this stuff I'm burping up?

(A little bit gross. You've been warned.)

I hike most mornings and (don't judge) drink a large diet coke while I'm doing it.

You know that expression "I just threw up a little into my mouth"? *Something* like that seems to be happening. I don't get any liquid or acid taste, and I don't really retch, but I do get these solid, yellow, rice-sized particles coming up. It might happen once or twice during the hike, and 1 - 3 particles will come up. It doesn't seem to happen much except when I'm hiking.

Any ideas what this could be?

J.
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Old 08-27-2017, 03:27 PM
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Tonsil stones? Not from the stomach, but sometimes retching will bring them out of the throat.
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Old 08-27-2017, 03:49 PM
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Do they taste and smell like concentrated halitosis? (That's the best way to describe them; ask me how I know this.) If so, they're probably tonsilliths, and totally harmless.
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Old 08-27-2017, 07:10 PM
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Tonsil stones? Not from the stomach, but sometimes retching will bring them out of the throat.
Hmmm. Not sure if this is it, though I wouldn't rule it out. The particles seem to come up my esophagus, not just get loosened from my mouth. And why do I only get them when hiking? On the other hand, the color and shape aren't inconsistent with tonsil stones. And I can't rule out that the diet coke might "loosen" them as I'm drinking.

They do taste a little like vomit, but my spouse has never complained of halitosis.

So, possible, but not proven yet.

Thanks,
J.
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Old 08-28-2017, 12:52 PM
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Do you a lot of seeds or nuts..maybe even tomato seeds..the get stuck in the folds of the esophagus sometimes. Maybe exercise and possibly mouth breathing dislodges them
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Old 08-28-2017, 02:36 PM
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Do you a lot of seeds or nuts..maybe even tomato seeds..the get stuck in the folds of the esophagus sometimes. Maybe exercise and possibly mouth breathing dislodges them
No, not really.
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