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Cousin got sick a few mos ago. Since then he has had dyspnea, difficulty swallowing, & can't even talk. He already lost 30lb & docs don't kno wats wrong?

Cousin got sick a few mos ago. Since then he has had dyspnea, difficulty swallowing, & can't even talk. He already lost 30lb & docs don't kno wats wrong?

Brief analysis: If this were acute, i would wonder about botulism or another neurotoxin. The chronicity might implicate myasthenia gravis, but might also consider a motor neuron disease, such as progressive bulbar palsy. Might also consider a genetic nerve or muscle disorder. ?Lyme disease. This constellation of symptoms should not elude diagnosis, and suggest consultation at a major medical center, asap. ...Read more

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


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My tongue is completely white since two days. There's a sore on the right side, difficulty swallowing or chewing/talking. What can it be?

My tongue is completely white since two days. There's a sore on the right side, difficulty swallowing or chewing/talking. What can it be?

The sore is a canker: The sore sounds like a canker, cold, fever,sore. Keep this sore clean with hydrogen perxide and use ambesol for any discomfort. If it does not subside is 7 to 10 days go see your dentist ...Read more

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What is it? I have hoarse voice. The following also describe me: Difficulty swallowing, Difficulty talking, and Pain when swallowing

What is it? I have hoarse voice. The following also describe me: Difficulty swallowing, Difficulty talking, and Pain when swallowing

Difficulty swallowin: You may have an anatomical issue here. You may need some imaging studies to be done. I would go to the University Hospital in Warsaw and see the ENT department there. The difficulty speaking can come from vocal cord problems and U can be 'scoped. There are vascular rings and other anomalies. They will figure it out and help you. ...Read more

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I have a lump under the right chin and difficulty swallowing, yawning, speaking. What could this be?

I have a lump under the right chin and difficulty swallowing, yawning, speaking. What could this be?

Have it checked out: Your (ENT) doctor should be able to palpate it, and examine your eyes, ears, nose, and throat to determine what it may be. S/he will be able to tell if it's a swollen lymph gland, or a cyst or mass, or related to something else. Without more specifics, it's difficult to determine. If not just an inflamed tonsil, it may need to be imaged by us, and see how much of it is affecting your swallow. ...Read more

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I have pharyngeal fold swelling on only the right side, with pain into my ear and difficulty swallowing and speaking. No clear systemic symptoms?

I have pharyngeal fold swelling on only the right side, with pain into my ear and difficulty swallowing and speaking. No clear systemic symptoms?

Strep vs Mono: If you are having throat pain and swelling that is impairing your ability to swallow and speak clearly you should be evaluated in-person promptly in an urgent care or ER to ensure your airway is protected. There are medicines that can be given in the above settings to ensure your symptoms improve pending some additional testing. ...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

Dr. William Culviner
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Thyroidectomy (Definition)

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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
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Swallowing Disorder (Definition)

A disorder where ...Read more