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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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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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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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Hi, I feel difficulty in swallowing saliva usually in evening while no dificulty in food or drink.

Hi, I feel difficulty in swallowing saliva usually in evening while no dificulty in food or drink.

Dry mouth?: Is the problem that your mouth and throat are dry and you do not have enough saliva? Talk with your doctor or get an evaluation by an ENT doctor ...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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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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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

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My father is 74 and is a cancer patient, has difficulty in swallowing food. How can I help him?

My father is 74 and is a cancer patient, has difficulty in swallowing food. How can I help him?

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

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What causes difficulty in swallowing after wisdom teeth extraction?

What causes difficulty in swallowing after wisdom teeth extraction?

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 more

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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 more

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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 .

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

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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

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