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Doctor insights on: Occasional Swallowing Difficulty

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Is occasional difficulty swallowing reason for concern?

Is occasional difficulty swallowing reason for concern?

Sure: Difficulty swallowing if it is happening off and on for a while and never really goes away. then I would get an evaluation when you are having the issues to get a diagnosis so any treatment can be initiated. best wishes. ...Read more

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Possible explanation: lump in upper right side of neck, clicks when pushed, not painful. Occasional difficulty swallowing. Weight gain w healthy diet?

Possible explanation: lump in upper right side of neck, clicks when pushed, not painful. Occasional difficulty swallowing. Weight gain w healthy diet?

See an ENT: for consultation. Some conditions like painful lumps may require further assessment, tests and your doctor may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. Do not delay. ...Read more

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Gastroesophageal reflux, occasional difficulty swallowing & heavy chest with short breaths. Then came insomnia -early mornings. Is this hiatal hernia?

Gastroesophageal reflux, occasional difficulty swallowing & heavy chest with short breaths. Then came insomnia -early mornings. Is this hiatal hernia?

Very well could be: Is the insomnia and early morning awakenings coming from sharp earaches by any chance? You will need a good examination by your physician who will decide whether or not an endoscopy or other procedure are merited to find out what's up. ...Read more

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Throat problems including mucus, occasional hoarse voice & swallowing difficulty, throat clearing, stuffy nose, on&off, for the past 2 months.What is it?

Throat problems including mucus, occasional hoarse voice & swallowing difficulty, throat clearing, stuffy nose, on&off, for the past 2 months.What is it?

Allergies and GERD: There are several conditions that can cause similar symptoms; allergies with postnasal drip, acid reflux or heartburn affecting the throat, viral uris or other bacterial infections. Since it had been present for 2 months, i would recommend evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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Can a goiter cause occasional difficulty, pain and/or choking when swallowing?

Yes: Yes, it is related to mass effect, compressing the esophagus with swallowing. Seek the advice of your doctor to determine if you need a thyroid ultrasound. ...Read more

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What would cause occasional episodes of ringing/ear pressure & sometimes difficulty swallowing? I get dizzy with it too.

What would cause occasional episodes of ringing/ear pressure & sometimes difficulty swallowing? I get dizzy with it too.

Many things: You new a good ENT evaluation with an exam, hearing evaluation, and possibly a fiberoptic nasopharyngeal exam. It could be related to many things like allergies, tmj, and a variety of ear problems. ...Read more

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What can cause difficulty swallowing, excessive burping, and occasional vomiting after eating in patient with previous history of ulcerative colitis?

What can cause difficulty swallowing, excessive burping, and occasional vomiting after eating in patient with previous history of ulcerative colitis?

Many things: The symptoms you are describing seem to be coming from your upper gastrointestinal tract. Ulcerative colitis normally affects the lower GI tract and presents with diarrhea. Gastritis and gastroesophageal reflux disease commonly present with burping and vomiting. Given your history of uc, it is best to be evaluated by a health professional. ...Read more

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What is wrong with a swallowing difficulty?

Many problems: Swallowing problems can be due to many reasons. Some of the most common are brain diseases and problems in the throat or esophagus. Evaluation is necessary to elucidate the reason for the problem. ...Read more

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What can be done to treat a swallowing difficulty?

What can be done to treat a swallowing difficulty?

Be seen: There are many causes of difficulty swallowing. You need to be seen for an exam and diagnosis. A common cause of trouble swallowing is an esophageal stricture, and it can easily be dilated during an endoscopy. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of difficulty in swallowing?

What are the possible causes of difficulty in swallowing?

Consider these...: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down the esophagus), "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), or obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor). Might want to see a gastroenterologist for treatment options. Need to distinguish "globus" and LPR. ...Read more

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I've been having difficulty in swallowing for the past 48 hrs, seems like something's blocking there?

I've been having difficulty in swallowing for the past 48 hrs, seems like something's blocking there?

Several possibilitie: Several possibilities exist. It could be an infection, it could be secondary to reflux or it could be inflamed from some other source. You should be evaluated by your doctor as this symptom can worsen. ...Read more

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When swallowing food I have difficulty some times food goes down and then comes back up. Sometimes white frothy stuff comes up. Getting worse?

When swallowing food I have difficulty  some times food goes down and then comes back up. Sometimes  white frothy stuff comes up. Getting worse?

Reflux: This is one of the most common problems in clinical medicine. A physician's office visit is in order; the trick of elevating the head of your bed on cinder blocks is a time-honored remedy as well. ...Read more

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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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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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Can foxamax cause you to have difficulty in swallowing?

Can foxamax cause you to have difficulty in swallowing?

yes: It may irritate your esophagus and cause pain on swallowing. Stop it and see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What could cause difficulty swallowing in a 60 yo?

Swallowng difficulty: Many things can cause dysphagia or swallowing problems.Reflux disease (gerd), esophageal motility problems, strictures or other more ominous things like tumors. And osteoporosis drugs like Fosamax (alendronate) are increasingly implicated. Talk to your doctor about this and a endoscopic procedure or barium swallow is likely in ordre. ...Read more

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Why would I have so much difficulty swallowing pills?

Gag reflex: Lots of people have a difficult time swallowing pills, so you are not alone. When you eat food, you just swallow, not thinking about it. The act of swallowing a pill, or a non-food entity, brings out your gag reflex. With practice, you should be able to get it down. Practice with m&ms - it worked for my kids! ...Read more