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Would Tracheabronchiomalacia cause shortness of breath upon exertion and difficulty swallowing?

Would Tracheabronchiomalacia cause shortness of breath upon exertion and difficulty swallowing?

Tracheomalacia: Tracheomalacia (from trachea and Greek ???????, softening) is a condition characterized by flaccidity of the tracheal support cartilage which leads to tracheal collapse especially when increased airflow is demanded. The trachea normally dilates slightly during inspiration and narrows slightly during expiration. These processes are exaggerated in tracheomalacia, leading to airway collapse . REwiki ...Read more

Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez
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Swallowing Disorder (Definition)

Swallowing disorders are conditions where it is difficult for a person to move food or water from their mouth, through their esophagus, ...Read more


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Difficulty swallowing do I need to see a doctor?

Difficulty swallowing do I need to see a doctor?

Yes: 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. ...Read more

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What specialty of doctor do you see for difficulty swallowing? Ent or stomach doctor?

What specialty of doctor do you see for difficulty swallowing?  Ent or stomach doctor?

Depends: Difficulty swallowing can be caused by a variety of issues from the mouth to the stomach. Best bet is to start with your primary care doctor who will help differentiate if the best referral is to ENT or gastroenterology. ...Read more

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I have a severe headache, sore throat, stiff neck in all directions, difficulty swallowing. What could this be and do I need to see a doctor?

I have a severe headache, sore throat, stiff neck in all directions, difficulty swallowing. What could this be and do I need to see a doctor?

Meningitis/Abscess: This is urgent! You have symptoms of serious infection. If you also have fever, this could be an abscess in your neck. The headache and stiffness are signs of inflammation in your spinal cord coverings so, get to an immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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For more than four years now I have had difficulty swallowing food without drinking a sip of water I have seen probably.Five doctors and been told a variety of possible causes the issue comes and goes day to day can be worse than the other I have spent c

For more than four years now I have had difficulty swallowing food without drinking a sip of water I have seen probably.Five doctors and been told a variety of possible causes  the issue comes and goes day to day can be worse than the other I have spent c

Trouble swallowing: Problems with swallowing that are persistent generally warrant a formal evaluation. This would include a barium swallow test and a direct look by endoscopy. Have these been done. Without such tests, your doctors cannot perform an adequate evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi. Im taking risperadone.But I have difficulty swallowing food, my doc advice me to take biperiden. Any comment?

Dystonia: Depending on the dose, Risperidone (and other antipsychotic medications) can cause dystonic reactions such as muscle stiffness and difficulty swallowing. Biperiden is an anticholinergic medication which may help combat this side effect. If someone absolutely needs the amount of Risperidone prescribed, taking the anticholinergic is reasonable. Talk with your doctor about your concerns. ...Read more

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My doctor said that the side-effects from botox will go away and that I should eat soft foods because I have difficulty swallowing. Is this true?

My doctor said that the side-effects from botox will go away and that I should eat soft foods because I have difficulty swallowing. Is this true?

Yes: Most often, the side effects of recent Botox injections will resolve, so any issues in the mean time need to be cared for properly with prevention to avoid aspiration, etc. Follow your Dr's advice and follow-up with him/her if the symptoms persist. best wishes. ...Read more

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I have chiari , i recently lost my voice along with off n on difficulty swallowing. Havent seen doc 2 yrs. Symptoms proggressing ?

Loss of voice: Bulbar symptoms such as swallowing are definitely compromised from the sounds of things. Please don't delay, seek out a doctor, and get an update on your status. ...Read more

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Dr. John Comisi
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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 ...Read more