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Doctor insights on: Recurring Swallowing Difficulty

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What is wrong with a swallowing difficulty?

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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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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Swallowing.saliva difficulty improves after taking rabiprazole for 10 days.how much it will take to heal completely?

Swallowing.saliva difficulty improves after taking rabiprazole for 10 days.how much it will take to heal completely?

3-4 weeks: Assuming that you are being treated for GERD. If not improved within 4 weeks of therapy- return to your treating physician. ...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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