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Difficulty Swallowing (Definition)
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).
Swallowng difficulty: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Esophageal Stricture: You may have a narrowing of your esophagus if you are having trouble swallowing anything. If it is limited to your saliva and not food and drink there should not be a problem with the fluid your glands make to keep your mouth moist and aid in digestion of food. ...Read more
Be seen: There are many causes of difficulty swallowing. You need to be seen for an exam and diagnosis. A common cause of trouble swallowing is an esophageal stricture, and it can easily be dilated during an endoscopy. ...Read more
Can chronic sinusitis cause throat swelling sensation and difficulty swallowing? How do I treat chronic sinusitis?
Can chronic sinusitis cause throat swelling sensation and difficulty swallowing if the patient has had it for about 3 years? If so, how can it treated
Yes it can: Patients with chronic sinusitis will frequently report symptoms such as these. These patients typically also have nasal congestion, facial pressure, and nasal drainage. Other conditions such as laryngeal reflux can cause very similar symptoms, so it is probably a good idea to be seen by your primary MD or an ENT to evaluate this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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