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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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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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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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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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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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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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Autonomic&periphal neuropathy dysarthia trouble swallowing trouble urinating wide gait falls memory loss 38 yrs old;mri brain clear blood work clear ?

Autonomic&periphal neuropathy dysarthia trouble swallowing trouble urinating wide gait falls memory loss 38 yrs old;mri brain clear blood work clear  ?

Multiple symptoms: That is a tough case, not easy to diagnose. The normal brain MRI makes the cause of dysarthria difficult. It would help to have the input of a speech pathologist. Wide gait and falling can occur when the sense of touch in the feet is impaired. It is sometimes called sensory ataxia. Trouble urinating may occur do to loss of sensation or loss of control. Why do you have neuropathy? ...Read more

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I've been experiencing difficulty swallowing pills?

Swallowing pills: 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. ...Read more

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Dad(52yrs)diagnosed w/cerebral vermian atrophy. Symptoms:uncoordinated movements, speech, swallowing difficulty(at times). Non-drinker. Is there a cure

Dad(52yrs)diagnosed w/cerebral vermian atrophy. Symptoms:uncoordinated movements, speech, swallowing difficulty(at times). Non-drinker. Is there a cure

Search for cause: The term "cerebral atrophy" is generic and does not explain why your dad is impaired. You truly need to have a full neurological evaluation, as the symptoms do raise concerns regarding many potential problems. Some of these issues could be associated with vitamin deficiencies, some from an inflammatory condition. Even might be due to a prion infection. Need to vigorously pursue. ...Read more

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Dry lips, weakness, shaky, difficulty breathing?

Dry lips, weakness, shaky, difficulty breathing?

See your doctor: All your symptoms are unexpected for a 28 years old. You need to see your primary care doctor for a complete work up! ...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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Chest burnin. Trouble breathing. Difficulty sleeping?

Chest burnin. Trouble breathing. Difficulty sleeping?

Chest Burnining: If you are having difficulty breathing, you should see a doctor or visit the er right away if you are not on treatment. Even with the above information, you could be having an acute pulmonary problem needing immediate attention. ...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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Can swallowing difficulties or weakness of oral/throat muscles interfere with your voice?

Can swallowing difficulties or weakness of oral/throat muscles interfere with your voice?

Yes: The muscles and nerves of the throat and voice box are related. If you have persistent hoarseness or dysphagia (trouble swallowing) i recommend evaluation by your local ent. ...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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Are brain fog and tremor, nervous breakdowns, difficulty swallowing and difficulty saying some words ALL symptoms of thyroid dysfunction?

Are brain fog and tremor, nervous breakdowns, difficulty swallowing and difficulty saying some words ALL symptoms of thyroid dysfunction?

Brain fog?: Sorry: "Brain fog" and "nervous breakdowns" are of no use in assessing your problem because they don't really mean anything except to you. Have you been diagnosed with thyroid dysfunction? Or are you looking for some physical cause for what is actually a psychological problem? ...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 am experiencing balance problems, memory problems (quality: difficulty remembering recent events) , difficulty focusing, fatigue, appetite chang...

I am experiencing  balance problems, memory problems (quality: difficulty remembering recent events) , difficulty focusing, fatigue, appetite chang...

Major Depression: You are a Precious Human Being! You were born with Wonder of Life Force, giving you Breath of Life; due to which you have lived for 17 years. Likely, it is Depression due to a major traumatic experience. Alcohol and Drug use can make these symptoms worse. Please see a Psychiatrist for •Diagnosis •Therapy for stresses of life •Neurological consultation for balance and memory problems •Medication ...Read more

Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
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Swallowing Disorder (Definition)

A disorder where ...Read more