A 30-year-old male asked:
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need extra time to chew&swallow things but don't have problems when swallowing food and drinks. i am reluctant to eat because of this and lost pounds?

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Dr. Derek Farley
23 years experience Urgent Care
Get to a doctor: Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) is not normal. Get to a doctor to have it looked at. May need other studies to completely evaluate this.
Answered on May 14, 2014

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