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Difficulty In Swallowing
Consider these...: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down the esophagus), "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), or obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor). Might want to see a gastroenterologist for treatment options. Need to distinguish "globus" and LPR. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
yes: It may irritate your esophagus and cause pain on swallowing. Stop it and see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
DISH: Exaggerated bone spurs on the front of the spine may do this. Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, if you're a googler. Unlikely if you're 35. I would treat these as two separate problems. See an ENT for swallowing issue. Try pt, nsaids, etc for neck. Obtain doctor's eval if not improving. ...Read more
Reflux: Absolutely. Reflux means that gastric acid is coming up the esophagus and that can seriously irritate the mucosal lining and cause edema (swelling). You probably should have an EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) where a scope is inserted via the mouth to take a a look/biopsy of the esophagus and stomach.. ...Read more
Hi, I feel difficulty in swallowing saliva usually in evening while no dificulty in food or drink.
Difficulty in swallowing is sign of hiv? How long does headache persist in hiv? Periodic or continuous?
Not frequently: There are no signs and symptoms which are specific to HIV disease. Difficulty swallowing can be due to many causes, and headaches can be either continuous or periodic depending upon their cause. If you feel you may have been exposed to HIV you should be tested asap, because the earlier therapy is begun the better the outcome. You can live a long life if this is treated. ...Read more
My husband is 50 yrs he has a difficulty to swallow the food sometimes feeling that cant breath when eating solid food what can he do&what causes that?
Feeding tube: Ask his doctor if this is reasonable. ...Read more
Define blockage: A number of malignancies are associated with swallowing difficulty. The nature of the malignancy and the site of blockage has to be defined. If secondary to RT the symptoms will subside. If lesion in esophagus is noted and not resectable, a stent can be inserted to bypass the blockage. If this is a blockage in the stomach region a feeding jejunostomy or feeding gastrostomy can be inserted ...Read more
feel something is pushing my tongues out and I av difficulty in swallowing food and breathing and d sides of my tongue is red and has a thin coating?
Airway obstruction: Inflammatory, probably from allergic response or infection. Can be serious. Seek care immediately. ...Read more
Nicholas is always with fever, earache and throatpain, difficulty in swallowing. Since of late he has lost weight. Allergic to the env. he is 14 advic?
What can cause dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing) in patients who have congestive heart failure?
A few thoughts..: Inflammation. Pain. Swelling. Sutures. It is a surgical procedure, and it is not uncommon to have any or all of the above listed problems after the extraction. The proximity of the tongue muscles to the wisdom tooth is why these problems contribute to difficulty in swallowing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can hyperthyroidism alone cause difficulty swallowing? Swallowing not painful, I just feel the food when I swallow. I need to consciously swallow
Dysphagia: No. Hyperthyroidism alone will not cause difficulty swallowing, although you are not describing any difficulty, just awareness which is most likely due to anxiety. You have given us no information about yourself, not even your age, let alone medical, social or psychiatric history making it impossible to offer you a relevant response. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I ve noticed 2weeks when I take isoptin every morning after I feel dyspnea difficulty to swallow and breath and tension . Also very often urination .
Unrelated: It's hard to relate any of your symptoms to verapamil/isoptin, but a reasonable test is to temporarily stop it and see if your sx resolve in 2 or 3 days. If so, do they promptly return if you restart it? That would make causation highly probable. If not, I would look for another cause. ...Read more
During lunch, whenever I swallow,I feel its difficulty to swallow. And when i touch my throat when swallowing, food goes down more left side of throat
Dr. can check throat: Throat symptoms in a healthy, young adult, can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (to check for strep throat). The doctor can look for a throat mass or swelling. ...Read more
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