I have reflux although I take medicine which generally controls it. A few weeks ago, the reflux was really bad throughout the night and I woke up with a serious taste of blood in my mouth. So I spit and blood was in it. I talked to my gastro and didn't think anything else of it. I sing in my church choir and have done so for the past 14 years. Yesterday while in service I noticed the blood taste in my throat again. This accompanied feelings of strain while singing. I've sang all my life and have done up to 4 services in a day. Yesterday I had trouble hitting and holding notes, and when I pressed on is when I noted the taste of blood. Plus, by the end of the day, I had a slightly sore throat. I've noticed the strain over the past few rehearsals. Yesterday, I noticed that I also had an earache while trying to sing.
I called and made an appointment to see my ENT but I can't get in until late next month. I'm more than a little nervous about this. I was told about 10 years ago that I had a nodule but the ENT at the time wanted me to see a specialist for removal because I sing. I elected not to do anything about the nodule back then and I've had no problems since then. Any ideas on what this could be?
Honestly, anytime I hear of blood and acid reflux I think bleeding ulcer. I only say that becasue someone I know had the same symptoms except for the nodule and that's what it was. He didn't know he had acid reflux or the ulcer until sypmtoms similar but a little worse than yours presented.
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