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What are the possible causes of difficulty in swallowing?

What are the possible causes of 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 more

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Can foxamax cause you to have difficulty in swallowing?

Can foxamax cause you to have difficulty in swallowing?

yes: It may irritate your esophagus and cause pain on swallowing. Stop it and see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What are the causes of neck pain and difficulty in swallowing?

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

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Can silent reflux cause a difficulty of swallowing for 4 weeks especially solid foods?

Can silent reflux cause a difficulty of swallowing for 4 weeks especially solid foods?

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

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I've been having difficulty in swallowing for the past 48 hrs, seems like something's blocking there?

Several possibilitie: Several possibilities exist. It could be an infection, it could be secondary to reflux or it could be inflamed from some other source. You should be evaluated by your doctor as this symptom can worsen. ...Read more

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I have severe difficulty breathing/swallowing?

I have severe difficulty breathing/swallowing?

Go to nearest ER: Go to the nearest E.R. Difficulty breathing, especially when severe, is not something to mess around with. ...Read more

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Difficulty in swallowing is sign of hiv? How long does headache persist in hiv? Periodic or continuous?

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

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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?

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?

He needs: to have upper GI endoscopy by a Board Certified Gastroenterologist to r/o strictures and GERD! Both these disorders can result in the symptoms which plague your husband Hope this helps Good Luck! Dr Z ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dad is 74 and is a cancer patient, has difficulty in swallowing food?

What do you suggest if my dad is 74 and is a cancer patient, has difficulty in swallowing food?

He needs to......: ...talk to his doctor about it. May be related to the cancer or to the treatment. Alternatively, it may have nothing to do with any of those. ...Read more