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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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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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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?

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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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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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...

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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I'm having trouble swallowing and swollen tongue?

Need evaluation: Trouble swallowing and a swollen tongue are two findings that need immediate evaluation to prevent a more serious problem from occurring. Would suggest you either see your dentist or family physician who can evaluate and treat you, or refer you to a specialist for further evaluation and treatment. ...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

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Experiencing difficulty breathing while eating. Doesn't have asthma.

Experiencing difficulty breathing while eating. Doesn't have asthma.

Swallowing: Could this be a problem with swallowing mechanics? Is there associated choking or coughing while eating? You may have pharyngolaryngeal reflux. If so a speech pathologist can evaluate you for swallowing problems and refer you to either a neurologist or otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Dry lips, weakness, shaky, difficulty breathing?

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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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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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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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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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Does lymphoma cause trouble breathing?

Does lymphoma cause trouble breathing?

It can: If lymphoma is involving either the chest, neck, or even abdomen lymph nodes (pushing up on diaphragm) it certainly can. Also if the lymphoma is causing anemia that is another cause. Lymphoma can release cytokines (chemical that spread) that can cause fatigue, fever, and (presumably) shortness of breath. ...Read more

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I have osteoarthritis but having following symptoms, fatigue tremors swallowing, patchy numbness, bladder issues too, depression, dizziness,

I have osteoarthritis  but having following symptoms, fatigue tremors swallowing, patchy numbness, bladder issues too, depression, dizziness,

Go see an Internist: And get checked for multiple sclerosis, thyroid/ autoimmune condition, circulation problem, parkinson's etc. Eat more fruits and veggies, drink more water & get enough rest. Stay active. Hopefully you'll feel better soon! bless you:). ...Read more

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I am experiencing involuntary head turning or twisting, neck pain, memory problems (quality: difficulty remembering distant past events, difficulty re?

I am experiencing involuntary head turning or twisting, neck pain, memory problems (quality: difficulty remembering distant past events, difficulty re?

Close your computer: and make an appointment for a thorough physical examination and a neurological evaluation: cannot be diagnosed online. ...Read more