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What does it mean if i hear gurgling in my throat?

What does it mean if i hear gurgling in my throat?

Air: Most likely air getting pushed back up the top end of the esophagus. I cannot think of a concerning problem that presents this way. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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I can hear gurgling sound in my throat that worsens when I eat something. Is this normal?

I can hear gurgling sound in my throat that worsens when I eat something. Is this normal?

No: This sounds like reflux... Your esophagus is relaxing and allowing the contents of the stomach to come up. At a minimum you should take some reflux meds (zantac (ranitidine) or omperazole) which you can get over the counter and you should see a GI specialist. ...Read more

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I get quite bad acid reflux, is it normal for me to hear it gurgling and bubbling in my throat and burning my throat?

I get quite bad acid reflux, is it normal for me to hear it gurgling and bubbling in my throat and burning my throat?

Reflux: o, that's not normal. Are you on any medications ? Are you pregnant? You need to see your doctor and have a work up . ...Read more

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So, post Nissen, you swallow and hear gurgle back up to throat, like a had before Nissen. Now I have no reflux, but the gurgle. Is that because air is hitting the wrap and coming back up? I'm three weeks post Nissen.

So, post Nissen, you swallow and hear gurgle back up to throat, like a had before Nissen. Now
I have no reflux, but the gurgle. Is that because air is hitting the wrap and coming back up? I'm three weeks post Nissen.

Post nissen: Hi AmeetG, you will likely notice all sorts of different things. A 'gurgle' is not likely a dangerous finding. Things to looks out for are fever, loss of appetite, nausea/vomiting, pain, 'knot in your stomach', and severe bloating that doesnt go away. See your doctor should these issues arise. Hope that helps ...Read more

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My infant just aspirated a small amount of liquid vitamins (total dose was 1cc). His voice has gone horse and I hear gurgling in throat. What to do?

My infant just aspirated a small amount of liquid vitamins (total dose was 1cc). His voice has gone horse and I hear gurgling in throat. What to do?

Should be okay.: Aspiration of liquid contents with gurgling and intact swallow reflex most likely avoided any issues with it going down his wind pipe-trachea and lungs. If you encounter any problems with breathing or signs of increasing cough/congestion or fussiness/poor sleep/activity-see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Croupy cough (no sore throat) no phlem coming up I hear gurgling ?

Croupy cough (no sore throat)  no phlem coming up  I  hear gurgling ?

Coughing: Coughing without producing phlegm is likely related to a viral infection of the lower windpipe. Rattling sounds are due to areas where thick mucus is coating the walls of the airway. Supporting the immune system and monitoring for progression to a bacterial infection or pneumonia will serve you well. Keep your lungs active and cough out what comes up easily. Seek eval if worsening. ...Read more