difficulty swallowing

Symptom Uncommon
Description
Conditions (64)
Difficulty with swallowing is the sensation that food is stuck in the throat, or from the neck down to just above the abdomen behind the breastbone (sternum).
Associated conditions
Food_poisoning
Food poisoning
Common
Reflux
Gastroesophageal reflux disease
Common
Cooleys_anemia
Iron deficiency anemia
Common
Enlarged_tonsils
Laryngitis
Common
Esophageal_cancer
Esophageal spasm
Uncommon
Non-small_cell_lung_cancer
Non small cell lung cancer
Uncommon
Raynauds_disease
Raynaud's disease
Uncommon
Hiatal_hernia
Hiatal hernia
Uncommon
Acid_reflux
Mallory Weiss tear
Uncommon
Thyroiditis
Goiter
Uncommon
Retropharyngeal_abscess
Retropharyngeal abscess
Uncommon
Thyroid_nuclear_scan
Thyroid cancer
Uncommon
Tongue_inflammation
Glossitis
Uncommon
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Foreign body ingestion
Uncommon
Swallowing_disorder
Swallowing disorder
Uncommon
Thyroid_nodules
Thyroid nodules
Uncommon
Esophageal_cancer
Esophageal achalasia
Uncommon
Esophagitis
Esophagitis
Uncommon
Strep_throat
Epiglottitis
Uncommon
Salivary_gland_infection
Salivary gland infection
Uncommon
Systemic_lupus_erythematosus
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Uncommon
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Anemia
Uncommon
Tonsils
Tonsil stones
Uncommon
Acid_reflux
Barrett esophagus
Uncommon
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Myositis
Uncommon
Glaucoma
Wilson's disease
Rare
Vocal_cord_paralysis
Vocal cord paralysis
Rare
Chiari_malformation
Chiari malformation
Rare
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Miller Fisher Syndrome
Rare
Swelling_of_fingers
CREST syndrome
Rare
Carpal_tunnel_syndrome
Guillain Barre syndrome
Rare
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Lambert Eaton myasthenic syndrome
Rare
Pinched_nerve
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Rare
Parathyroid_cancer
Throat cancer
Rare
Chronic_infection
Opportunistic infections in AIDS
Rare
Small_cell_lung_cancer
Small cell lung cancer
Rare
Snake_bite
Snake bite
Rare
Mouth_cancer
Mouth cancer
Rare
Toxic_thyroid_adenoma
Toxic thyroid adenoma
Rare
Acute_inflammatory_polyneuropathy
Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
Rare
Fistulas
Tracheoesophageal fistula
Rare
Head-ear
Acoustic neuroma
Rare
Spinal_cord_injury
Conversion and somatization disorders
Rare
Stomach_cancer
Stomach cancer
Rare
Esophageal_cancer
Esophageal cancer
Rare
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Scleroderma
Rare
Alport_syndrome
Alport syndrome
Rare
Rabies
Rabies
Rare
Tetanus
Tetanus
Rare
Polymyositis
Polymyositis
Rare
Dermatomyositis
Dermatomyositis
Rare
Cooleys_anemia
Aplastic anemia
Rare
Acute_inflammatory_polyneuropathy
Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies
Rare
Botulism
Botulism
Rare
Paroxysmal_nocturnal_hemoglobinuria
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
Rare
Pemphigus
Pemphigus
Rare
South_american_trypanosomiasis
South American trypanosomiasis
Rare
Myasthenia_gravis
Myasthenia gravis
Rare
Diphtheria
Diphtheria
Rare
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Trichinellosis
Rare
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Ataxia
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Eosinophilic esophagitis
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Pompe disease
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Primary lateral sclerosis

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Hot, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, no problem breathing, had headache yesterday slightly today other dr said possible mono, as I'm only 17?

Perhaps

Sore_throat_
I would discontinue tobacco use immediately! Smoking tobacco will certainly aggravate your symptoms and hinder the healing process. If in fact you have mono, it is imperative that you have plenty on fluids and rest. If you are not feeling better in 5 days, visit your physician again. Good luck!
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Difficulty swallowing? MS?

Don't panic

Multiple_sclerosis
There can be lots of reasons for trouble swallowing and they range from simple things like Reflux all the way to more concerning problems. Have you seen a doctor yet? Try going to an ENT and talking it over. An office 'scope' should be able to start you on the road to answers. Make sure to follow through on this.
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Dr. Bahman Omrani answered:

Have difficulty swallowing?

Dysphagia

Difficulty_swallowing
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 laryngoscopy or an upper endoscopy may be indicated
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Dysphagia/difficulty swallowing causes?

Varies

Cancer
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 muscle, nerves, coordination, a pouch, reflux, cancer or any of a number of more specific things. There will be an examiniation as well as one or more swallowing studies involved.
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Dr. James G. Marx answered:

Difficulty swallowing Do I need to see a doctor?

Yes

Swallowing_disorder
Especially if you have a history of heartburn which you have self-medicated for quite a while. You probably need Endoscopy to check out this symptom if it persists.
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Dr. TED FEDER answered:

What can cause a fever and difficulty swallowing?

Infection

Swallowing_disorder
Infection of the throat (sore throat) or tonsils. If it persists, go see a Doctor.
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How does acid reflux cause difficulty swallowing?

No exact answer

Swallowing_disorder
Unfortunately there is no exact answer to your question. Some people have reflux with acid coming high in the throat (pharynx) causing swallowing dysfunction. For others the inflammation the reflux causes on the esophagus makes them have the feeling of food "stuck" in the throat or chest. Others develop structures (narrowing) of the esophagus...each case needs individual evaluation.
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Dr. John Scuba answered:

What could cause difficulty swallowing in a 60 yo?

Swallowng difficulty

Difficulty_swallowing
Many things can cause dysphagia or swallowing problems.Reflux disease (GERD), esophageal motility problems, strictures or other more ominous things like tumors. And osteoporosis drugs like fosamax are increasingly implicated. Talk to your doctor about this and a endoscopic procedure or barium swallow is likely in ordre
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I've been experiencing difficulty swallowing pills?

Swallowing pills

Swallowing_disorder
If your difficulty only involves swallowing pills and you cannot mentally overcome the challenge, consider chewable or liquid forms of the same medications. If you have other swallowing issues, see your physician for an evaluation. Some individuals place the pills in foods such as peanut butter, applesauce, etc. in order to facilitate swallowing them.
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