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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

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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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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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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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 ...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 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 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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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?

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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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! ...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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Can taking antibiotic stop the clicking sounds coming out of my throat whenever I swallow? This has been happening for 3-4 months.

Not enough info: Have you been prescribed one for a specific problem? Antibiotics aren't cure alls don't take unless there is a clear reason in this case ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Clicking sound in throat when drinking water. This sound also comes when swallowing mucus formed in throat. Please suggest something?

Clicking sound in throat when drinking water. This sound also comes when swallowing mucus formed in throat. Please suggest something?

Clicking normal: There are a number of muscles in the throat that contract when you swallow. As they contract, clicking noises can occur. This is normal and of no concern. ...Read more

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Trouble physically swallowing, throat not sore. Rapid test first neg, they called me a few minutes later and said it was pos. Sound like Strep?

Trouble physically swallowing, throat not sore. Rapid test first neg, they called me a few minutes later and said it was pos. Sound like Strep?

Without: Knowing your age and other pertinent information, dysphagia without pain is not characteristic of strep throat. If strep culture is positive, treatment is required. If symptoms persist discuss with your doctor about barium swallow or EGD if long history of GERD ...Read more

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I have a clicking feeling/sound when swallowing to the right of my hyoid bone when it reaches the top of the throat when swallowing. Healthy 25 yo?

I have a clicking feeling/sound when swallowing to the right of my hyoid bone when it reaches the top of the throat when swallowing. Healthy 25 yo?

Well: Was there any injury to your throat or Nick? . This is probably harmless if there's no pain and no injury. For specific diagnosis and treatment see a ear nose and throat doctor ...Read more

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Hi have had a cold for 2 months on and off with sinus. At the back of the throat and into the noise I hear like crackling sound popping above the soft plate like there is phlegm stuck or something?

Hi have had a cold for 2 months on and off with sinus. At the back of the throat and into the noise I hear like crackling sound popping above the soft plate like there is phlegm stuck or something?

Ears and sinuses: The crackling and popping sound is likely to come from blocked Eustachian tubes. Their job is to equalize pressure between the middle ear and the outside world. However, inflammation can cause them to swell shut. Chronic nasal and sinus congestion are probably coming from either chronic sinusitis or allergies. Might try an antihistamine or decongestant, but consider seeing your doctor to see if andecongestant, but consider seeing your doctor to see if antibiotic therapy appropriate ...Read more

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1st bm in 4 days ~4 hrs ago. Bloody now I have a weird pain in my back/throat. Hurts to swallow, recline. Neck feels like it has tiny bubbles under skin when I press it. I swear I hear them pop/fizz?!

1st bm in 4 days ~4 hrs ago. Bloody now I have a weird pain in my back/throat. Hurts to swallow, recline. Neck feels like it has tiny bubbles under skin when I press it. I swear I hear them pop/fizz?!

Sub-Q Emphesema: Subcutaneous emphesema is a condition where air makes its way under the skin. It may be noticed as air blebs or crackles under the skin. This may happen from a pneumothorax (burst lung tissue) which potentially may happen from a big valsalva (bearing down) like with a big bm. Go get it checked out asap. ...Read more