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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? 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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Tingling, numbness, & cramping in hands, arms, legs, feet. Difficulty swallowing. Problems with speaking, slurring words. Do I have ms?

Tingling, numbness, & cramping in hands, arms, legs, feet. Difficulty swallowing. Problems with speaking, slurring words. Do I have ms?

Diagnosis: It is necessary to gather some more information regarding your sleep patterns, your family history, some risk factors like smoking, and it is best to visit with a neurologist, primary care doctor or even ENT to begin evaluating these symptoms. Although ms may explain some symptoms, it is not necessarily so. ...Read more

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Help docs, is having trouble swallowing food a symptom of ms?

Help docs, is having trouble swallowing food a symptom of ms?

Rare presentation: If that is all you have, your suspicion of MS is wrong, and something else is going on. Get a Barium swallow and discuss with a gastroenterologist. Don't play guesswork, as the esophagus might be at risk. ...Read more

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How often does someone with MS have swallowing problems?

How often does someone with MS have swallowing problems?

COMMON=Bowel problem: Ms (multiple sclerosis) can cause 'swallowing' or bowel problems. Other major symptoms of established MS include weakness, paralysis, tingling or numbness of the limbs, loss of vision from one or both eyes, double vision, imbalance, incoordination, slurred speech, impaired bladder control, chronic pain, and profound fatigue. It is best to see MS (neurological) specialist. ...Read more

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Can one with MS have swallowing problems? What are they like?

Yes: Most of the demyelinating diseases may involve the nerves of swallowing. You need to contact your doctor with this symptom. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is having trouble swallowing food a symptom of ms?

Can you tell me is having trouble swallowing food a symptom of ms?

Unusual: If you have swallowing difficulties, would consider many other conditions instead, such as motor neuron disease, myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, guillain-barre, botulism, cidp, and structural esophageal lesions. ...Read more

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I have MS and on Methadone. I have problems swallowing and some feels it like it got down wrong pipe. Will it be reabsorbed I hope. Didnt Gag ?

I have MS and on Methadone.  I have problems swallowing and some feels it like it got down wrong pipe.  Will it be reabsorbed I hope. Didnt Gag ?

No, but you probably: didn't aspirate, or you would likely be coughing like crazy. Opioids can suppress gag reflex somewhat, but aspiration of liquids or solids will not be subtle usually. Sometimes, late night aspiration does occur and results in a sore and inflamed throat. Talk to your doctor about your swallowing - speech therapists may be able to help with it. ...Read more

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Is it possible for trouble speaking, swallowing, & breathing to be symptoms of ms?

Is it possible for trouble speaking, swallowing, & breathing to be symptoms of ms?

Possible: Usually, trouble swallowing, breathing, are signs of end stage MS, and only rarely seen early in the disease. However, speech issues may be seen early and may be very subtle. ...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