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Question: really scared


 jaime4297 - Sat Feb 12, 2005 9:23 pm

hi i have written about this already i now but i haven;t really gotten any response. this poping/ clicking in the right side of my neck when i swallow. it i really scaring me, i went to the doctors again this morning to tell him about it. he just does not seem to think it is anything, well it has to be something. i am going to get a CT scan of my nexk but i am scared out of my mind. If anyone has ever heard of this beofre PLEASE LET ME KNOW. The ent did check my ears and they were clear.

thanks
 Theresa Jones, RN - Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:53 am

User avatar Hi jaime4297,
Audible clicking or popping noises in the throat or neck associated with discomfort may be related to a portion of the thyroid cartilage which is asymmetrical or not lined exactly. A careful physical exam and CT scan would identify this problem. Try to stay calm. Don't automatically consider the most "horrible" or serious conditions before the more explainable ones are even ruled out.
Sincerely,
Rntdj
 jaime4297 - Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:20 am

i just had a barrow swallow done yesterday would that show if thee is something horrible?
 Theresa Jones, RN - Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:40 am

User avatar Hi jaime4297,
Barium swallows are used to identify narrowing in the esophagus or gatstrointestinal tract, hiatal hernias, tumors etc. If the test results came back normal you can be relatively sure that these are not the problems. Try not to be overly concerned. Wait for the CT scan evaluation/results.
Sincerely,
Rntdj

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