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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

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I hear a gurgling sound at base of head where my neck/head meet, like a small gurgle or small air bubbles passing through thin area when laying still.

I hear a gurgling sound at base of head where my neck/head meet, like a small gurgle or small air bubbles passing through thin area when laying still.

Gurgle: Your esophagus traverses your neck and ends up meeting your stomach underneath the diaphragm on your left side. Air and fluid may gurgle, nothing to worry about. Stay calm and carry on. ...Read more

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I've been having this pain on the left of my throat but the pain goes from my neck to my hear it's been 5 days and it hurts what could it be?

NEED TO SEE DOC ASAP: It could be something serious like an abscess in your throat that you can't see but might be able to feel. If you have any problems swallowing you need to see doc asap. It could also be something like sinus drainage and inflammation causing pain in the throat and ear. There is a tube that connects them. If the tube gets clogged your ear can't drain, gets backed up and can hurt. ...Read more

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I have been having throat spasms every day for 3 months. It's noticeable looking at my neck and you can hear it. It's annoying, will it ever stop?

I have been having throat spasms every day for 3 months. It's noticeable looking at my neck and  you can hear it. It's annoying, will it  ever stop?

Possible tic: At this point i presume you've seen an ENT physician and ruled out any pathology in your throat.That being the case i would see a neurologist to see if you have a tic. ...Read more

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I don't have cough or pain in my throat, but didn't understand it gets almost choked, people are unable to recognize or hear my sound.?

I don't have cough or pain in my throat, but didn't understand it gets almost choked, people are unable to recognize or hear my sound.?

Vocal chord problem: See an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat) - they will be able to directly visualize the problem and get you on the track for a solution. ...Read more

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Good Morning. I have a very painful cough, the pain comes from the centre of my chest up to my throat. when I cough no phlem comes up n you can hear it's heavy cough.

Good Morning. I have a very painful cough, the pain comes from the centre of my chest up to my throat. when I cough no phlem comes up n you can hear it's heavy cough.

Non-productive cough: This can be quite annoying and definitely painful. For me as a doctor, I always like to know the cause - so getting evaluated can help. If there's no sputum being produced, a doctor can rely on other tests such as nasopharyngeal swabs. It would be important to know all your symptoms, the local patterns of circulating disease, and basic blood work that could offer clues as to your best treatment. ...Read more

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I have been having some pressure on the left side of my forehead. I have also been hearing like a sizzling noise in my throat.

I have been having some pressure on the left side of my forehead. I have also been hearing like a sizzling noise in my throat.

Pressure on l head: Most likely sinusitis/otitis which can be indolent and relatively non symptomatic. GERD/ reflux may be associated with this as canTMJ.. Can also be facial nerve irritation from lyme or herpes( if you get cold sores). If no eye pain unlikely to be ocular,like glaucoma.Very rarely a lesion or autoimmune process. Would f/u w/ doc ...Read more

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Sore throat when Forcefully exhale you can hear like a noise in my chest?

Sore throat when Forcefully exhale you can hear like a noise in my chest?

Get examined: and tested for strep infection- cannot be diagnosed online: call for an appointment today! ...Read more

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When I push hard to exhale I hear this high/low pitch whining sound I have a mild sore throat?

Well if just about: anybody exhales really, really hard they can hear a little whining or wheezing. However, if you have shortness of breath or wheezing with more normal exhalations - this could mean that there is some swelling in your airways. If you have difficulty breathing please seek medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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When i push hard to exhale i hear this high/low pitch whining sound and I have a mild sore throat, what is wrong?

Spasm: A whining sound or wheeze produced by forced expiration is usually a sign of spasm in the bronchial tubes.A dry cough often follows. The accompanying sore throat suggests any early bronchitis which is probably viral in origin. If symptoms worsen(more wheezing, deeper cough, fever) a visit to your physician is recommended. ...Read more

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I can't sleep at night. I have TMJ. I hear crinkling sounds, my throat clicks when I swallow. What can I do? Please help me.

I can't sleep at night.  I have TMJ.  I hear crinkling sounds, my throat clicks when I swallow.  What can I do?  Please help me.

Can't sleep: See your dentist for a thorough clinical exam to confirm and treat your TMJ dysfunction. Talk to your dentist and your medical doctor about your sleep problems. You might benefit from a sleep study to determine the causes. TMJ dysfunction can disrupt sleep, but you may have multiple issues. ...Read more

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How do you tell if a cough is coming from ur lungs or throat? Can hear congestion when cough, but not bring up much, but chest burns when I cough, hel

How do you tell if a cough is coming from ur lungs or throat? Can hear congestion when cough, but not bring up much, but chest burns when I cough, hel

Location of phlegm : Hard to tell often where the cough is coming from but some generalities do exist. If it is coming from the nose and throat, you might feel post nasal drip and this would respond to Flonase and or clarispray over the counter. You can also take cough syrup , delsym over the counter. It works well. Take Tylenol or Motrin for the pain with the cough. Good luck and feel better: ...Read more

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Is it possible hearing loss is associated with sore throat?

Can happen: It can be. Congestion can pinch off the eustacian tube so that it doesn't drain the ear well. You can develop pressure or even fluids in your ear which muffles sound. ...Read more

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I have a severe sore throat and hearing loss. What is this? Are these symptoms related?

I have a severe sore throat and hearing loss. What is this? Are these symptoms related?

Eustachian tube: The throat connects to the middle ear via a tube called the Eustachian tube. It gets blocked when the throat swells due to a sore throat. This decreases pressure in the middle ear and reduces the movement of the bones in the middle ear. These middle ear bone movements enable sound. So when they move less, there is dampening of sound. Should get better with improvement of sore throat. ...Read more

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Trble breathing in, feeling itritated in my throat. Can hear some whisteling. Took my asthma puffer....didnt help. Help?

Trble breathing in, feeling itritated in my throat. Can hear some whisteling. Took my asthma puffer....didnt help. Help?

Breathing in: Trouble breathing in sound more like upper airway symptoms rather than asthma. The assessment and treatment would be different. See your doctor or ER for an assessment and care. Call 911 if you are struggling to breath. All the best and I hope you can breath better soon. ...Read more

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Whenever i swallow i can hear sounds i guess it is coming from the soft palate and from the sides of the throat .I am so confused.Plz hlp?

Whenever i swallow i can hear sounds i guess it is coming from the soft palate and from the sides of the throat .I am so confused.Plz hlp?

Clicking sound?: If it is a clicking sound it may be the normal closing of the eustation tubes. There is one one each side of our throat. ...Read more

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Scratchy throat sinuses bothering me first day sign of a cold or is this hear burn related what's the best remedy as I have a trip in 1 week?

Scratchy throat  sinuses bothering me first day sign of a cold or is this hear burn related what's the best remedy as I have a trip in 1 week?

Likely virus: Your sinuses should not be congested from gastroesophageal reflux ("heartburn"), although that can cause scratchy throat. You might have an early virus. To get better quickly, get 8 hours of sleep a night, drink plenty of fluids and possibly consider a zinc supplement. Vitamin C (250mg/ day), when taken regularly, may shorted your colds by a half day. Prevent colds with good hand hygiene. ...Read more