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Dysphagia/difficulty swallowing causes?

Dysphagia/difficulty swallowing causes?

Multiple: Dysphagia is only a descriptive term for difficulties swallowing. It can be caused by a large number of medical problems involving the throat, nervous system or gastrointestinal system. ...Read more

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Dr. John Comisi
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Difficulty Swallowing (Definition)

Difficulty swallowing is complex. One could have decreased saliva which will make the food thick and viscous and harder to swallow. Food or liquids may be difficult to swallow and feel like they are getting "stuck" in the throat. One may also "choke" on liquids or foods during the swallow, before , or after the swallow depending on the problem ...Read more


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Have difficulty swallowing?

Have difficulty swallowing?

Dysphagia : 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. ...Read more

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Difficulty swallowing? Ms?

Difficulty swallowing? Ms?

Very unlikely: If this is your sole problem, the cause is NOT MS, and you need to search for other reasons. But, if you have MS, and it is indeed poorly managed and controlled, you could be worsening and/or suffering a relapse. Would start with a gastroenterologist, but might also involve neurology. ...Read more

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Foods to eat with difficulty swallowing? Soft or clear liquids?

Foods to eat with difficulty swallowing? Soft or clear liquids?

Clear liquids: If this is a temporary issue such as a throat infection, start with clear liquids first to prevent dehydration then move up to soft foods. If your swallowing issue lasts more than a few days or you are choking on food, see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Can excess swallowing cause throat tightness or trouble breathing?

Can excess swallowing cause throat tightness or trouble breathing?

No: Excess swallowing should not cause these symptoms. Talk with primary doctor about your complaints to determine if something else is causing these symptoms (i.e. asthma, acid reflux, etc.). ...Read more

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I'm having trouble swallowing and swollen tongue?

Need evaluation: Trouble swallowing and a swollen tongue are two findings that need immediate evaluation to prevent a more serious problem from occurring. Would suggest you either see your dentist or family physician who can evaluate and treat you, or refer you to a specialist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes difficulty swallowing and voice problems?

What causes difficulty swallowing and voice problems?

Maybe vocal cords: This is a broad question but the vocal cords would be the first thing i would look at. If one has vocal cord (vc) paralysis or a vc lesion, this can cause hoarseness. With vc paralysis, swallowing may be difficult due to choking or loss of sensation in the larynx. A vc lesion may give a sense of difficult swallowing as well. An ENT can look at your larynx and proceed w/ the next step. ...Read more

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My Boyfriend is experiencing loss of voice, neck pain, difficulty swallowing (worsened by: swallowing hot liquids) , gagging and difficulty walkin...

My Boyfriend is experiencing  loss of voice, neck pain, difficulty swallowing (worsened by: swallowing hot liquids) , gagging and difficulty walkin...

Seek medical care: While symptoms of loss of voice, neck pain, difficulty swallowing can be from a viral infection such as laryngitis, these symptoms could also be from a bacterial infection such as pharyngitis or epiglottis, which can be an emergency. Don't delay getting a physician to examine someone having such symptoms. ...Read more

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What can cause difficulty swallowing saliva?

What can cause difficulty swallowing saliva?

Dysphagia: Difficulty in swallowing is caused by, lesions in the mouth and pharynx or larynx, neuromuscular disturbances, mechanical obstruction of the oesaphagus, tonsilar abscesses, Ludvig's angina, and carcinoma of the tongue, excessive dryness or thirst,and acute alcoholic inebriation. It is a problem and if it does not disappear in a few hours you should seek professional attention quickly. ...Read more

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Can dystonia cause difficulty swallowing or breathing?

Can dystonia cause difficulty swallowing or breathing?

Muscle imbalance: Dystonia is a state of muscle control that does not allow relaxation and sets off severe muscle imbalance. If this affects throat muscles it will cause swallowing and speech and even breathing problems. If this affects hands and feet it will distort joints and result in severe joint and bone defects. ...Read more

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Throat tightness, can't swallow without drink?

Throat tightness, can't swallow without drink?

Dry Mouth: Moisture is necessary to swallow. A dry mouth will result in difficulty swallowing. Many reasons the mouth can be dry: age, medications, disease, habits like tobacco & alcohol. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble in breathing and swallowing occasionally?

I'm having trouble in breathing and swallowing occasionally?

See doc: Having problems breathing can be serious - please see a doctor who can ask more questions and examine you. ...Read more

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Difficulty eating and heartburn?

Difficulty eating and heartburn?

See doctor: Though this can improve with some otc h2 blockers, or ppis as advertised in magazines or tv, i would suggest you see a physician to make sure that nothing more is going on. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble swallowing breads and pasta?

Dysphagia?: you may have what's called dysphagia or difficulty swallowing. Need to see a neurologist. May need swallowing study done as part of your work up. ...Read more

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Difficulty swallowing, excess mucus and green phlegm?

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Difficulty swallowing, excess mucus and green phlegm?

URI: Please start with your primary care doctor for exam, lung auscultation and antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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What is causing raw throat, difficulty swallowing, headache?

Depends: This could be an infection but typically you would possibly also have chills or elevated temperature. If persisting without seeming like a viral infection and getting better, you should be seen to assess for causes. ...Read more

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Swollen throat, difficulty swallowing (breathing is fine), severe ear ache/pain especially when swallowing. Some congestion. No fever or cough. X3days?

Swollen throat, difficulty swallowing (breathing is fine), severe ear ache/pain especially when swallowing. Some congestion. No fever or cough. X3days?

Referred pain: Pain in the throat can cause pain in the ear due to a branch of the vagus called arnold's nerve. Go see your doctor to make sure there is no infection either way and be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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What causes difficulty breathing after eating spicy food?

What causes difficulty breathing after eating spicy food?

GERD : Reflux from increased stomach acid is most likely cause. ...Read more

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Swallowing Disorder (Definition)

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