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From the Clinic: Acid reflux is a common problem
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Q. I have had problems with chronic coughing, voice hoarseness and throat clearing for months. A friend suggested I have acid reflux, but I don't have any heartburn symptoms. Is this possible?A. Many people mistakenly assume acid reflux is interchangeable with heartburn. Though your problem can't be diagnosed without an actual examination, the answer to your questions is "yes."