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Question: Swallowing Saliva

 kindaoverweight - Mon Mar 15, 2004 6:48 pm

Hi. I am 19 Yrs old.
When i swallow my saliva, I can feel this 'thing' in my throat. It's slightly/or directly above my adam's apple. Do anyone know what is that? I am very worried.

 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Mon Mar 15, 2004 8:36 pm

User avatar Dear Darren,

Would you please elaborate more on the nature of this thing that you feel? How long have you been having this strange sensation in your throat? And are you having any other symptoms?

Thank you very much for using our website and waiting for your reply.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.
 kindaoverweight - Tue Mar 16, 2004 12:52 am

Well it's a little bit hard to describe but i'll try.
I don't feel it while im not swallowing saliva. But when i am, i feel this slight barrier at the edge of the tougue, above the adams apple, which feels kinda weird. ive been feeling this for about a year, since i came over to Australia (from Malaysia).
There are no other symptoms.
Dad thinks its the "thing" that makes people snore, but im somewhat unconvinced.

 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Tue Mar 16, 2004 5:10 pm

User avatar Dear Darren,

Thank you very much for the update.

Unfortunately, i can't real tell what is going on, if this symptom is bothering a lot and has been getting worse or preventing you from eating or drinking, i would suggest that you see a doctor to take a look at your throat.

Thank you very much for using our website and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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