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Doctor insights on: Difficulty Swallowing Saliva At Night

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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.

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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What could cause me to have difficulty swallowing saliva?

What could cause me to have difficulty swallowing saliva?

Infection in throat: An inflammation in your throat could be causing difficulty swallowing, induced by an infection that could be viral or bacterial. A simple swab test could determine that, ruling out streptococci mutans infection.

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What does it mean if I'm having difficulty swallowing own saliva?

What does it mean if I'm having difficulty swallowing own saliva?

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.

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I have difficulty swallowing saliva only. Upon food and drink I feel better. I have this problem after taking gabapentin and dosulpin. Can IG b cancer?

I have difficulty swallowing saliva only. Upon food and drink I feel better. I have this problem after taking gabapentin and dosulpin. Can IG b cancer?

Not a cancer sign: You don't say why you've been prescribed those medications, but they are serious and your doctors may help you understand your conditions better. Glad you do fine eating and drinking. That's reassuring. No cause to think cancer. In fact the fears you may feel might be the basis of this swallowing problem. Try to find therapy aimed at disease anxiety mgmt. Understanding = help. Best wishes.

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Past few weeks difficulty swallowing, today shortness of breath, excessive saliva. Tingling all over body should I be concerned. Is this an emergency?

Past few weeks difficulty swallowing, today shortness of breath, excessive saliva. Tingling all over body should I be concerned. Is this an emergency?

Treat it like one..: Acute shortness of breath should be presumed a medical emergency. The preceding symptoms only heighten my alarm. A prudent person would go to the emergency room straightaway.

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PAIN ON LEFT CHEST WITH LITTLE INFLAMMATION. TINGLING SENSATION ALL OVER MY BODY. SOMETIMES DIFFICULTY SWALLOWING SALIVA. BACK PAIN. Hyperthyroidism?

PAIN ON LEFT CHEST WITH LITTLE INFLAMMATION. TINGLING SENSATION ALL OVER MY BODY. SOMETIMES DIFFICULTY SWALLOWING SALIVA. BACK PAIN. Hyperthyroidism?

All over: Your symptoms are all aver the map and all over the body. Something will be hard to guess or even suggest anything. Please go and see your doctor you are not going to have any answer on line that will actually help. Good luck

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I have difficulty swallowing saliva & smaller food particles. Sometimes pressure develops in my ears & burning sensation in the areas below ribs. Help?

I have difficulty swallowing saliva & smaller food particles. Sometimes pressure develops in my ears & burning sensation in the areas below ribs. Help?

? infection: You may have an infection and this is affecting your swallowing, and causing your other symptoms. See the Dr. For an evaluation as if it is found to be likely bacterial in origin, you may need antibiotics. Best wishes.

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I am experiencing chest pain mid chest more pain when I push my chest forward (out) around breast bone feeling naseous, difficulty swallowing saliva sometimes then it goes back to normal?

See your doctor.: At your age it would be unusual to have the heart as a source of your problem, but you should see your doctor to get it checked out first. If that is normal, you probably need a consultation by a G.I. doctor to evaluate the esophagus, given your difficulty swallowing. OTC acid-reducing medicines might help some in the meantime. Good luck.

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I have a dry mouth and throat and difficulty swallowing. What could this be from?

I have a dry mouth and throat and difficulty swallowing. What could this be from?

Many things: Dry mouth conditions can be caused from a rainbow of issues. You could be taking a medication such as some high blood pressure meds or anti-depressants that can cause dry mouth. That would also lead to a dry throat feeling and difficulty. If your not fitting into any of these catagories consult you md or dds for other causes.

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I can see and feel my Epiglottis, no pain, slight difficulty swallowing but then again my mouth has been dry. Cause for concern?

Epiglottis: It is common to see the epiglottis in children. With normal growth, the larynx and epiglottis descends lower into the throat. It is much less common to see it in an adult, but it is possible you could see it. If you are getting sick with progressive sore throat, difficulty swallowing and breathing, you need to go to ED ASAP.

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3 large tori in toof of mouth sometimes cause choking on food, difficulty swallowing or breathing, or trap food. What specialists remove tori? Risks?

3 large tori in toof of mouth sometimes cause choking on food, difficulty swallowing or breathing, or trap food. What specialists remove tori? Risks?

Oral Surgeon: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery requires additional 4-6 years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school with DDS or DMD degree. They perform surgeries and manage a wide variety of problems relating to the oral cavity, teeth and facial regions.

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What is Botulism? I think my friends mom has some of those symptoms. Difficulty swallowing, double vision and dry mouth.

What is Botulism? I think my friends mom has some of those symptoms. Difficulty swallowing, double vision and dry mouth.

Botulism is a: Serious paralytic illness caused by a nerve toxin that is produced by a particular type of bacteria. Foodborne botulism is caused by eating foods that contain the botulinum toxin. Wound botulism is caused by toxin produced from a wound infected with Clostridium botulinum. The symptoms your friend's mom is having are definitely cause for alarm and she should get to the emergency room ASAP!

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What can cause ear aches, difficulty swallowing, stiff sore neck and difficulty opening my mouth?

What can cause ear aches, difficulty swallowing, stiff sore neck and difficulty opening my mouth?

TMJ vs other problem: Might be TMJ but your symptoms are vague enough that I think an evaluation by a ENT doc is warranted. If negative, see TMJ specialist. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.

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Swollen glands with severe pain, dry mouth, and difficulty swallowing?

Swollen glands with severe pain, dry mouth, and difficulty swallowing?

Seek care: These types of symptoms could be from a variety of illnesses. My best suggestion is to please get to a primary care physician asap, so that they can run some diagnostic tests to try to pinpoint the cause of the problem and help you feel better soon, before you potentially get others around you sick.

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My symptoms are, parotid gland swelling left side, extremely painful headache, dry mouth, difficulty swallowing, always tired, could I have mumps?

My symptoms are, parotid gland swelling left side, extremely painful headache, dry mouth, difficulty swallowing, always tired, could I have mumps?

Exam needed: Your problem is most likely not mumps, but a parotid gland that is not functioning properly. Possibly a stone that is blocking it, but there are a number so other possible causes. The best thing to do is to see and oral surgeon so you can get this treated asap.

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Saliva (Definition)

The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more


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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