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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mansoor Madani
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Check with ENT: You must go to an ear, nose and throat specialist to check it out.
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Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Dysphagia : This can be due to a benign condition, but can also be due to some really serious conditions if not detected early may lead to bad outcomes. A laryng ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Varies: Dysphagia is a symptom, not a diagnosis. You need to find the underlying cause which is causing the trouble with swallowing. It can be a disorder of ... Read More
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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
13 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Multiple: Dysphagia is only a descriptive term for difficulties swallowing. It can be caused by a large number of medical problems involving the throat, nervou ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Techique: Place the pill on your tongue. Place a large bolus of water in your mouth. Pill is inside the water. Should be easily swallowed.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
Swallowing problem: Is it rare and associated with heartburn or more consistent? It may be minor spasm or can be more serious. A GI specialist can help you find out best. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Swallowing pills: If your difficulty only involves swallowing pills and you cannot mentally overcome the challenge, consider chewable or liquid forms of the same medica ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
27 years experience Family Medicine
Gag reflex: Lots of people have a difficult time swallowing pills, so you are not alone. When you eat food, you just swallow, not thinking about it. The act of ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
ENT: I would start by seeing an ENT specialist for an evaluation.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Block: For most of us, it's 99.99% mental. Unfortunately, i'm one of those people and it's irritating since I have to take a total of 7 pills ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See a specialist: Start with your primary care physician. If he or she cannot diagnose your problem, you may be referred to either an ENT or gastroenterologist for eva ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dysphagia: Dysphagia is the term for difficulty swallowing.

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