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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