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What causes a click sound in my throat when I swallow?

Dear doctor, I hear a click sound in the throat when i swallow saliva almost all the times when the head is bend down, and some times when the head is up.But there is no pain. But when i keep my finger pressed against the adams apple and swallow i dont hear the sound.What could be the problem ?
Mon, 29 Jun 2020
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Hi,

Clicking sound in throat might be due to clicking hyoid, globus pharyngeus, GERD etc. However, it is normal to have clicking sound when swallowing which is not a pathological phenomenon. Treatment is based on the underlying cause:
- For GERD take antacids medications
- For globus pharyngitis surgery may be required
- Get a examination done by your doctor

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Yogapriya Vasudevan, General & Family Physician
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What causes a click sound in my throat when I swallow?

Hi, Clicking sound in throat might be due to clicking hyoid, globus pharyngeus, GERD etc. However, it is normal to have clicking sound when swallowing which is not a pathological phenomenon. Treatment is based on the underlying cause: - For GERD take antacids medications - For globus pharyngitis surgery may be required - Get a examination done by your doctor Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Yogapriya Vasudevan, General & Family Physician