A 26-year-old female asked:
everytime i swallow i feel a clicking?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Pain? Discomfort?: "clicking" by itself is nothing to worry about. As long as you're not having pain or discomfort or difficulty swallowing it is just a "sound". If you are having pain or difficulty swallowing then you should see an ENT doctor for an evaluation.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Eustachian tube: Most people if they listen have clicking in the ears when they swallow - opening of the eustachian tube. No problem unless other ear/throat/swallowing symptoms. If there are other symptoms, see an ENT doc.
Pain Management 36 years experience
Very common: This popping is when the Eustachian tube opens partially allowing air to pass from the middle ear to the back of the nose. It is a transient condition.
Last updated Apr 18, 2015
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