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Nissen performed in July. Symptoms so much better, but I can hear a gurgle up after I swallow at night. It a lot less than what it was before surgery, but I am refluxing. Redo nissen now? Or monitor for Barrett's and wait?

Nissen performed in July. Symptoms so much better, but I can hear a gurgle up after I swallow at night. It a lot less than what it was before surgery, but I am refluxing. Redo nissen now? Or monitor for Barrett's and wait?

General Rule: It's a general rule (of course not dealing with cancer), one should wait at least one year for most post-surgical final results. This is when adhesions, anatomic positioning has maximized.
Next, you should still have Barrett's monitoring if you were biopsied positive pre-procedure. ...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.

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 doesn't go away. See your doctor should these issues arise. Hope that helps ...Read more

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I have this loud ringing noise in my right ear, whever I swallow I hear a pop in my ear. I've felt nausiouc and vomited a few times now. What is this?

I have this loud ringing noise in my right ear, whever I swallow I hear a pop in my ear. I've felt nausiouc and vomited a few times now. What is this?

Tinnitus: Loud ringing in one ear associated with nausea and emesis could be early signs of meniere's disease or even an acoustic tumor of the right inner ear. The popping sensation is probably just a sign of equilibration of air with the back of the nose, but could be more serious. You must see an otologist, an expert in middle and inner disease, as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Had or have ear infection (17 days feels better)now when I swallow I hear a cracklings sound coming from my ear, no pain...

Had or have ear infection (17 days feels better)now when I swallow I hear a cracklings sound coming from my ear, no pain...

Very good sign!: After an ear infection, when the ear starts crackling that means that the fluid left over from the infection inside the middle ear is slowly draining out on its own with air slowly refilling the middle ear space. This may be a very long process, over several weeks - but the more crackling the better! Over time the ear and hearing should return to normal. ...Read more

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I feel fine but when I swallow I hear weird noises in my ears and a little sensation in my throat?

I feel fine but when I swallow I hear weird noises in my ears and a little sensation in my throat?

Noises: These noises are not necessarily pathological but most likely are caused by movements of ear canal and middle ear structures as well as throat muscles. You don't have any significant symptoms. If you have further concerns, have an examination by an Otolaryngologist for reassurance. ...Read more

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When I talk I feel my mouth dry and always the time if I force my throat I have a salt saliva. Sometimes when I swallow I hear a snap. What's wrong?

When I talk I feel my mouth dry and always the time if I force my throat I have a salt saliva. Sometimes when I swallow I hear a snap. What's wrong?

Dry mouth: There are many reasons including, but not limited to, mouth breathing, partial airway obstruction, reaction to meds, food allergies, GERD, Diabetes, syndromes, etc. Would have to see/hear the "snap" to give an answer. Best suggestion, see your Dentist. Take a full written list of all symptoms and all Meds with you. ...Read more

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I produce a lot of saliva and I have to swallow often and I fear people can hear me. How do I solve this problem?

I produce a lot of saliva and I have to swallow often and I fear people can hear me. How do I solve this problem?

Sialorrhea is: Excessive salivation and there are many possible causes. Seeking an evaluation may determine the cause and guide specific treatment. Medications such as cogentin and propranolol are helpful. Focus on swallowing quietly rather than on what people might think. Best regards for good health. ...Read more

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I hear/ feel a crackling+ popping sensation in both my ears when I chew or swallow. I've had this for two years is there anything I can do?

I hear/ feel a crackling+ popping sensation in both my ears when I chew or swallow. I've had this for two years is there anything I can do?

See your doctor: Start by seeing your doctor for a. Exam. If your doctor finds nothing have a referral to ent specialist for a more thorough exam. Start there ...Read more

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Why do I make a wierd noise when I swallow my own saliva, I can also hear it in my ears.

Why do I make a wierd noise when I swallow my own saliva, I can also hear it in my ears.

Probably normal: Most of us hear a funny squishy sound when we swallow. When our mouths are closed, it may feel like it is louder. However, if the noise never happened before, it is noticeably more difficult to swallow, or you feel like your saliva has changed recently, see your physician or an ENT to make sure everything is working as it should. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of eustachian tube dysfunction and why can I hear clicking noises every time I swallow or yawn?

What are the symptoms of eustachian tube dysfunction and why can I hear clicking noises every time I swallow or yawn?

Ears probs: The clicking sound is probably from your jaw if you clench or grind your teeth. The eutachian tube dysfunction can cause fluid build up behind the ear drum and cause a feeling or ear fullness. It may lead to middle ear infections. ...Read more

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I hear a sound in my ear when I'm swallowing. I also can make the sound everytime I want. The sound somehow like "click" sound. Is it normal?

I hear a sound in my ear when I'm swallowing. I also can make the sound everytime I want. The sound somehow like "click" sound. Is it normal?

See your dentist: You should see a dentist to check the function of your temporomandibular joint, or jaw joint that is by your ear. They can make a better diagnosis and give you treatment options. ...Read more

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Seems like I have fluid in my ears for a month now. I hear this when making a yawning motion and when swallowing. Ears don't hurt. What do I do?

Seems like I have fluid in my ears for a month now. I hear this when making a yawning motion and when swallowing. Ears don't hurt. What do I do?

Get an eval: Since this has been a month now, it is time to see a dr. For an eval and assessment of your ears. Possibly you have simple inner ear congestion and a medication that helps decongest you will help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I can hear pulse at the back of my neck during night in bed and ears crackle when swallow and feel full. Will ear issue cause pulse in back of neck?

I can hear pulse at the back of my neck during night in bed and ears crackle when swallow and feel full. Will ear issue cause pulse in back of neck?

Eustachian tube: Allows drainage of fluid from the middle ear, and equalizes air pressure on the ear drum. When the eustachian tube becomes blocked, usually from swelling due to allergies or from an infection, it can cause pain and sensitivity to sound, including your own pulse. Steroid nasal spray (eg. Nasonex (mometasone) or Flonase) can help reduce swelling in the eustachian tube and may relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

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Everytime I swallow I can hear a crackling noise in my right ear. I have been in lifeguard training all week so my ears have been getting clogged alot?

Everytime I swallow I can hear a crackling noise in my right ear. I have been in lifeguard training all week so my ears have been getting clogged alot?

Swimmers ear: Likely swimmers ear, or external otitis. See ENT doc for exam and treatment. In mean time, keep ear dry and don't use q-tips. ...Read more

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If I hear popping in my ear when I swallow is the fluid draining out?

If I hear popping in my ear when I swallow is the fluid draining out?

Popping: It is either a clogged eustachian tube which runs from to ear to the nose or a swollen TMJ from bruxing so start with your ENT then the dentist if the ENT find s nothing wrong. ...Read more

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Hear myself breathing threw ear at times. Like it pops and feel air in ear. Ears crack when I swallow too.

Hear myself breathing threw ear at times. Like it pops and feel air in ear. Ears crack when I swallow too.

Middle ear effusion: Or eustachian tube blockage or congestion can cause these types of symptoms. Things such as allergies or OM can cause these symptoms. Occasional cracking in your ears when you swallow is not necessarily the sign of a problem either. If persistent and bothersome or additional symptoms develop, then seek an exam. ...Read more

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Whenever I swallow saliva and sometimes even food I can hear some kind of crackling noise from above my soft palate and sometimes I feel its my ears?

Whenever I swallow saliva and sometimes even food I can hear some kind of crackling noise from above my soft palate and sometimes I feel its my ears?

DDS & ENT consult: I would suggest you see a dentist and an ENT specialist to see what's going on. It could be symptoms related to tmd (temporomandibular dysfunction) related to your jaw joints, something else, or a combination of issues. ...Read more

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I swallow & hear crackling noises. Dizziness. Ear Pressure Feel like stuff is oozing around deep N ear. Goopy drainage. How can I get the fluid out?

I swallow & hear crackling noises. Dizziness. Ear Pressure Feel like stuff is oozing around deep N ear. Goopy drainage. How can I get the fluid out?

Ear discharge: Ear pain and discharge especially when it is not clear most probably from infection, may need antibiotics, have it examined. Allergic symptoms could be treated with decongestant nasal spray, steroid nasal spray and antihistamines. ...Read more