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What is the most likely reason for clicking in my throat when I swallow?

What is the most likely reason for clicking in my throat when I swallow?

Ear clicks: The most likely reason for clicks when you swallow is the opening and closing of the eustachian tubes. They go from the back of your throat to your ears. When you swallow or yawn, you open the tubes and equalize the pressure to your ears. Sometimes ear or throat infections can make this worse. It would be good to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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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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Every day occasional clicking in the mid-throat region when swallowing (no dysphagia) w/ mild throat tightness is due most likely to what?

Every day occasional clicking in the mid-throat region when swallowing (no dysphagia) w/ mild throat tightness is due most likely to what?

Possible inflammatio: the clicking may be secondary to the hyoid or thyroid cartlidge e and a mild inflammation but due to the history of smoking a thorough exam with scope and or x-rays is indicated ...Read more

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I have painful swollen lymph nodes in the back of my neck and a clicking in my throat when I swallow. Could they be related and what could cause this?

I have painful swollen lymph nodes in the back of my neck and a clicking in my throat when I swallow. Could they be related and what could cause this?

Tender lymphnodes: If you have enlarged and tender lymph nodes, it is likely an infection. Since you have not disclosed your age or any medical history we can't provide you with a useful response. I assume you are very young in which case I recooemnd you discuss this with your parents and you will likely need to see a doctor to treat a possible infection. In back of neck, its likely cysts. ...Read more

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I have a clicking in throat when i swallow and the dr sent me for blood work and x-rays which were normal. I also have numbness/tingling in my face?

I have a clicking in throat when i swallow and the dr sent me for blood work and x-rays which were normal.  I also have numbness/tingling in my face?

Need neuro exam: I don't know what to exactly make of the clicking sound you hear when you swallow but numbness and tingling in the face should be evaluated and preferably by a neurologist if your primary is unable to show anything of significance in the bloodwork. Cheers! ...Read more

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A click in throat when I swallow salaiva.when my adams apple moves up & down a click happens.Went to 3 ENT but says nothing wrong.what it is & remedie?

A click in throat when I swallow salaiva.when my adams apple moves up & down a click happens.Went to 3 ENT but says nothing wrong.what it is & remedie?

Nothing wrong : This may be what is called a "globus" sensation or could be related to your stated history of acid reflux. The globus sensation is generally associated with anxiety. And the more you worry about it, the more noticeable the sensation. This does not mean it's your fault or that it's all in your head. It speaks to the powerful relationship between mind and body. There are many ways to work with this. ...Read more

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Could the clicking in my throat and my recent fevers/sore throat episodes be related? Barium swallow came out normal... I've got my doctors stumped.

Could the clicking in my throat and my recent fevers/sore throat episodes be related? Barium swallow came out normal... I've got my doctors stumped.

Uncertain: I don't have any details in your case, but a normal barium swallow tells me that the anatomy of your lower throat, cervical and thoracic esophagus is normal. Clicking of the larynx across the cervical spine is a normal phenomenon. I often check for this on my head @ neck exams. I suggest you see an ENT if you haven't already to evaluate you. ...Read more

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I've developed a clicking feeling in my throat, when i swallow food or drinks. I've had CT scan, x-ray, blood tests, etc all normal. Should i b worried?

I've developed a clicking feeling in my throat, when i swallow food or drinks. I've had CT scan, x-ray, blood tests, etc all normal. Should i b worried?

palatal myoclonus: Sometimes clicking in the throat can be a movement disorder called palatal myoclonus. This is a benign and rare syndrome. You should see and ENT who specializes in voice or a movement disorder neurologist if the work up so far is negative. ...Read more

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I think I swallowed stapler pin..having some throat discomfort n it was cold I ate some ice so m guessing maybe it's d reason.what r d other symptoms?

Go see ENT: You need to go get your throat looked at by an ear nose and throat professional. Although there is a possibility that the pain will pass out in the stool, the fact that your throat is uncomfortable should be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Clicking and rubbing sensation in my throat when swallowing?

That is normal: The voice box rises up and down during swallowing and its cartilage back wall can rub against the front wall of the cervical vertebrae making a clicking noise in some people. ...Read more