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What is this crackling in my neck?

What is this crackling in my neck?

Arthritis: This is called crepitation. As we age many times spondylosis (arthritis) develope. ...Read more

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What is the clicking problem in my neck?

What is the clicking problem in my neck?

Joint Movement: The bones of the neck move to allow us to move our head around. Thus is made possible by articular surfaces. As we age these surfaces can wear down, or be altered by arthritic changes. Unless you are being bothered by neck pain, numbness, tingling or weakness, the sounds can be left alone. If symptoms get worse you can see a spine doctor. ...Read more

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What could be the reason behind this crackling noise in my jaw?

What could be the reason behind this crackling noise in my jaw?

Dislocated jaw: The cartilage in your joint is out of place (usually because the ball of the joint is too far back). If it cracks when you open or close, this is the probably cause. If it cracks and then you move your jaw forward and it no longer cracks it may be possible to treat this with a splint (diagnosis) and then maintain this position during orthodontic or orthopedic corrections. ...Read more

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Hi when I swallow there is a popping/clicking noise in my throat what is this?

Hi when I swallow there is a popping/clicking noise in my throat what is this?

Eustachian tube pop: too little data, it may be your ear tubes (eustachian tubes) opening and closing due to your palatal muscle action during swallowing (most common) ...Read more

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What is causing this ringing noise? Is it in my ear or my brain?

What is causing this ringing noise? Is it in my ear or my brain?

Tinnitus: Most of these problems are due to degeneration of the auditory apparatus, especially associated with aging, but can happen after head trauma, and associated with hypertension, anemias, and thyroid problems. Rarely, transmitted sounds occur with congenital vascular malformations, and obstruction of large neck blood vessels. ...Read more

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What is the pain in my neck, shoulder, and jaw that gives me a headache?

What is the pain in my neck, shoulder, and jaw that gives me a headache?

See MD: Can be a number of things. Can be a musculoskeletal problem referring pain to the jaw. Or a TMJ problem with referred pain to the neck. Rare pain from heart referred to neck, shoulder, jaw. Start with MD exam, referral as indicated. ...Read more

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What is a tingling in my neck and jaw?

What is a tingling in my neck and jaw?

Tingling in neck/jaw: Tingling in your neck and jaw may be an indication of a pinched or inflammed nerve. Please consult with your primary provider to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What is the clicking of my voice box when swallowing? Is this bad?

What is the clicking of my voice box when swallowing? Is this bad?

Sometimes normal: During a swallow, the voice box is elevated by muscles in the neck in order to protect from aspiration and allow passage of the food or liquid bolus into the esophagus. Sometimes during these movements the ligaments or attachments or cartilages themselves can make clicking or popping sounds. Without symptoms of pain, there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I have a clicking noise in my jaw what could this mean?

I have a clicking noise in my jaw what could this mean?

TMD possible: If you have clicking in the jaw, it could be a sign of tmd, temporomandibular disorder. There are other symtoms such as headaches, painful chewing, limited opening, and a "sore face". Many times there is not one sole cause, but many factors that contribute to it. Those include trauma, arthritis, bad occlusion or bite, and grinding or clenching. The best way to diagnose is to see your dentist. ...Read more

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What is this bumpy area in the back of my head?

What is this bumpy area in the back of my head?

Occipital protuberan: If it feels like part of your skull and like a bone it's probably the occipital protuberance and you just noticed it. If it's softer, sort of rounded and seems to be connected to your scalp it's probably a cyst, called a "wen" in the old days. Show your doctor--we like to see lumps anywhere but breasts or testicles since they are seldom serious. ...Read more

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I have this sting pain in both of my ears. What is that?

I have this sting pain in both of my ears. What is that?

Otalgia: Otalgia is fancy term for ear pain but it doesn't explain cause. Ear is comprised of 3 distinct parts. Inner ear doesn't typically hurt but can lead to dizziness when irritated. Middle & out ear can hurt due to infection, whereby latter is distinguished by pain upon pulling/touching outer ear. Eustachian tube dysfunction can also hurt, too. Check w/your Family Doc to determine what's causing pain. ...Read more

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What is this pain in my temple that is sharp?

What is this pain in my temple that is sharp?

A few things: Could be due to migraines or food sensitivities. Could be secondary to stress or medication rebound. While you are young, it is still worth getting evaluated as severe temple pain can be associated with some serious complications, such as vision problems that you would want to avoid. ...Read more

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What is this airflow sound in my head and hearing my heartbeat?

What is this airflow sound in my head and hearing my heartbeat?

Normal blood flow.: You're probably hearing the blood flowing through blood vessels in the ear area. When you have your ear on a pillow or mattress, you're blocking out environmental noises, so the normal noises of circulation become audible. ...Read more

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I occasionally get this "short-of-breath" feeling in the middle of my chest, it comes suddenly and is very discomforting. What is this called? Thanks.

I occasionally get this "short-of-breath" feeling in the middle of my chest, it comes suddenly and is very discomforting. What is this called? Thanks.

Dyspnea, ? cause: Symptoms could be an anginal equivalent but at age 17 this is unlikely. At this age psychological factors, anxiety even gastrointestinal issues may be important but this symptom clearly needs to be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Feels like something snapping in the back of my neck when i turn my head. Is this somethign serious?

Feels like something snapping in the back of my neck when i turn my head. Is this somethign serious?

UNLIKELY.: Do you have any involuntary habits-motor or sensory?Is stress part of it? Any family hx of involuntary habits? A check up w your pcp should help put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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There is a lump on my spine, about in the middle of my spine .. What could this be?

There is a lump on my spine, about in the middle of my spine .. What could this be?

Could be any of the: Following: 1: skin tissue elements: like a simple cyst, sebaceous cyst, fatty tumor, nerve tissue tumor, etc; 2: deeper soft tissues: pulled muscle, tendon, ligament injuries with associated collection of blood/tissue fluid, etc; 3: bony structures: bone cysts, tumors, healing fx ; 4: nerve elements from the underlying spine itself; see pcp or an orthopod to get DX and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please help! what is this pain in front of my ear?

Please help! what is this pain in front of my ear?

Pain next to ear: The parotid gland sits right there too. It can be inflamed and infected. It would be directly tender to touching. Sometimes swollen. If so antibiotics needed and warm compresses ...Read more

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