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Doctor insights on: When I Swallow I Hear Gurgling Sounds In My Throat

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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?

Professional help is: You mentioned three problems: a dry mouth, a salty taste when you swallow, and a noise in your jaw. A dry mouth can come from simple things like not drinking enough water or as a side effect from a number of medications. It can also be a sign of sign of more serious problems such as diabetes and sjögren's syndrome. A salty taste is frequently a sign of blood in the mouth. See a dentist.

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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.

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While swallowing anything my throat makes clicking sound. What it could be? It doesn't pain but irritates. It persists since from 2 years. Please guide

While swallowing anything my throat makes clicking sound. What it could be? It doesn't pain but irritates. It persists since from 2 years. Please guide

See your doctor: For symptoms lasting this long, you need to discuss this with your doctor, who will to an examination in person.

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Swallowed wrong and had a throat spasm...Kinda felt like a marble trying to go down. Sound serious?

Swallowed wrong and had a throat spasm...Kinda felt like a marble trying to go down. Sound serious?

Swallowing: If the stuck food did not cause inability to speak, sudden shortness of breath, or inability to swallow your saliva you will recover. If there is any prolonged pain with swallowing you should see your doctor.

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What causes sounds at the top of the throat while swallowing saliva and food also?

Could be: It could be your eustation tubes opening and closing... Especially if it is a clicking type sound... That would be normal. Otherwise I would suggest seeing a physician for an evaluation.

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No difficulty swallowing, just pain in my throat. What does this sound like?

No difficulty swallowing, just pain in my throat. What does this sound like?

IDK: This would have to be determined by a one on one clinical exam with a physician. It could be hundreds of things.

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I have a popping sound in my throat every time I swallow. This started after a severe gagging episode during an illness. Is this concerning?

I have a popping sound in my throat every time I swallow. This started after a severe gagging episode during an illness. Is this concerning?

R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ENT CONSULT re tonsillectomy. The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node.

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

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.

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Throat makes a sound similar to a cracking knuckle only when I swallow past 2 days what can it be?

Throat makes a sound similar to a cracking knuckle only when I swallow past 2 days what can it be?

Phlegm?: Does it feel like phlegm in the throat? Any reflux symptoms? Acid heartburn? Have you had surgery or injury to the neck? If it is bothersome I would suggest seeing an ENT for evaluation!