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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. 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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Is difficulty swallowing, shakiness internal &external symptoms of parmigiana?

Is difficulty swallowing, shakiness internal &external symptoms of parmigiana?

No: Parmigiana means: cooked with parmesan cheese, such as veal parmigiana or eggplant parmigiana. If the cook is not a bad cook, her parmigiana dishes shouldn't cause any difficulty swallowing nor shakiness. ...Read more

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Do you have to have difficulty swallowing if you have esophageal achalasia? What are all the symptoms?

Do you have to have difficulty swallowing if you have esophageal achalasia? What are all the symptoms?

Yes: Achalasia is a when the lower esophageal sphincter muscle incompletely relaxes and doesn't allow food or fluid to pass easily. Achalasia is characterized by difficulty swallowing, regurgitation, and sometimes chest pain. It is diagnosed with esophageal manometry or pressure study or barium swallow test. Treated with dilation, Botox injection or a heller myotomy "cutting of the muscle.". ...Read more

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One sore red swollen tonsil difficulty swallowing no other symptoms?

One sore red swollen tonsil difficulty swallowing no other symptoms?

See a doctor : May be an infection, such as a tonsillar abscess, although I would think you may have fevers and feel sick if that were the case. See you doctor soon for an exam. If you develop fevers or feel ill, may need to go to the ER. Ask about a referral to an ENT specialist as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have chiari , i recently lost my voice along with off n on difficulty swallowing. Havent seen doc 2 yrs. Symptoms proggressing ?

I have  chiari , i recently lost my voice along with off n on difficulty swallowing. Havent seen doc 2 yrs. Symptoms proggressing ?

Loss of voice: Bulbar symptoms such as swallowing are definitely compromised from the sounds of things. Please don't delay, seek out a doctor, and get an update on your status. ...Read more

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Hi There,i am having difficulty swallowing for the past 5 days. And i woke up with a pink eye today. Is it possible that both the symptoms link together?

Possibly related: More information will be needed be able to determine if they are related or not. It may be due to an infection (like some kinds of virus) or allergy. You may want to see your doctor to examine you. ---> Please note that difficulty swallowing can be dangerous at times; it can be due to swelling, that can eventually block your wind pipe and can kill you because you will not be able to breath again ...Read more

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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! ...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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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 Minoxidil 5% topical foam cause difficulty swallowing and sore throat? Seems odd I know, but happening after 1 week of starting, no other symptoms

Can Minoxidil 5% topical foam cause difficulty swallowing and sore throat? Seems odd I know, but happening after 1 week of starting, no other symptoms

Potentially this: could represent an allergic reaction to the medication. Stop using it for a few weeks and see if the symptoms resolve. Then try again and see if they return. If they do you will know. You can probably go for a few more weeks without increased hair growth. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Swollen tonsil on one side for a year. No sore throat/ difficulty swallowing. One enlarged gland in neck but on opposite side. No pain/ other symptoms?

Swollen tonsil on one side for a year. No sore throat/ difficulty swallowing. One enlarged gland in neck but on opposite side. No pain/ other symptoms?

Needs evaluation: Anytime there is asymmetric tonsillar hypertrophy this should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist. Most likely this is a normal variant, however may indicate a neoplasm within the tonsil. ...Read more

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Swallowing Disorder (Definition)

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