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Throat spasms accompanied with clicking noises in my throat

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My doctor said that i have throat spasms. I have had throat spasms for a year. Recently, the spasms have been accompanied with clicking noises in my throat which is also where the spasms are. The clicking sound is not when I swallow. The clicking sound is always there even when I am not doing anything. The click sounds become more pronounced when I lay down.Any clue of what the problem could be?

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replied December 8th, 2014
Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Answer A50402
Thank you for asking at ehealthforum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. throat spasms and clicking sound is a bit vague presentation. it could be muscular or a neurological. Only a complete exam and clinical correlation will decide what it is. Get your glossopharyngeal nerve tested and also get an otorhinolaryngology exam for the throat muscle and see where the problem is. Get an EMG then if the formers are inconclusive.

I hope it helps.Please take good care of yourself and do as directed.I would advise to stay in touch with your health care provider as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and can not be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor where a complete evaluation occurs. I will be here if you need me or have any more questions to ask, i would love to answer.

May the odds be ever in your favour.

Take care

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