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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
It seems that Abilify (aripiprazole) has caused swallowing difficulty for me. My grandfather had kennedys diease. How likley is it that it's not the abilify (aripiprazole)?
Not usually: Cervival stenosis by itself should not cause swallowing problems, however of you have very, very large bone spurs (osteophytes) on the front (ventral) aspect of your cervical spine then it is possible to have swallowing problems from that. You can get a swallow study or scope to look into it. ...Read more
Thyroid us showed multinodular thyroid with two nodules on right measuring 1.5 centimeters. Can this cause some slight swallowing difficulty?
Possible: Depends on where the nodules are located, they could cause slight problem swallowing. You should follow them closely with ultrasounds to make sure they are not growing, consider biopsy. ...Read more
Why am I shaky and dizzy after a partial thyroidectomy that was done because I had a 4cm nodule on the left lobe, causing me swallowing difficulty?
Low thyroid: U need to do blood test to detect low thyroid, u might need thyroid supplement. ...Read more
Dad(52yrs)diagnosed w/cerebral vermian atrophy. Symptoms:uncoordinated movements, speech, swallowing difficulty(at times). Non-drinker. Is there a cure
Search for cause: The term "cerebral atrophy" is generic and does not explain why your dad is impaired. You truly need to have a full neurological evaluation, as the symptoms do raise concerns regarding many potential problems. Some of these issues could be associated with vitamin deficiencies, some from an inflammatory condition. Even might be due to a prion infection. Need to vigorously pursue. ...Read more
What is it? I have hoarse voice. The following also describe me: Difficulty swallowing, Difficulty talking, and Pain when swallowing
Difficulty swallowin: You may have an anatomical issue here. You may need some imaging studies to be done. I would go to the University Hospital in Warsaw and see the ENT department there. The difficulty speaking can come from vocal cord problems and U can be 'scoped. There are vascular rings and other anomalies. They will figure it out and help you. ...Read more
Yes: The bacteria or virus that affect your sinuses could affect your throat. Also, your nose produces a liter of post-nasal drainage a day in its attempts to cleans the air we breathe, preparing it for the lungs, by the sweeping mechanism of the cilia of the nasal lining. The cilia sweep the secretions back to the throat so your throat can get irritated, causing trouble swallowing. ...Read more
Swallowing difficulty of saliva, seems throat not closing after pushing saliva, nothing on endoscopes of throat and esophagus only too much mucus.
Sounds like you: Might benefit from a videofluoroscopic swallowing study. Your swallow issues may not have anything to do with an anatomic issue of your throat or esophagus but rather the muscular coordination involved with swallowing. ...Read more
I saw an ENT and he said that my thyroid cyst is too small to cause difficulty swallowing. Can hyperthyroidism cause swallowing difficulty?
Choked on a crisp last week since then I have stinging pain in throat swallowing difficulty pain in shoulder doctor gave me difflam not working?
Reevaluation: If the initial course of treatment has been unsuccessful, a revelation is in order. Ask your PCP to refer you to an ENT Specialist. ...Read more
Throat problems including mucus, occasional hoarse voice & swallowing difficulty, throat clearing, stuffy nose, on&off, for the past 2 months. What is it?
I am experiencing swollen tonsils (quality: red) , sore throat and swollen throat. The following also describe me: Pain when swallowing, Difficulty swallowing, and Neck pain. What should I do?
Doctor can examine: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can decrease pain. ...Read more
Pharyngeal dysphagia: Swallowing is complicated with coordination of multiple muscles. Any one of these can cause problems. This needs to be evaluated by a doc (gi or ent) or you need a swallowing study. ...Read more
Swallowing.saliva difficulty improves after taking rabiprazole for 10 days.how much it will take to heal completely?
Can conditions like sinus trouble, excess mucus from bronchiectasis effect GI track,?
[if excess mucus is swallowed due difficulty spitting it out]
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
I am experiencing throat swelling, sore throat, swollen tonsils (quality: white or yellowish spots on tonsils), difficulty swallowing. And difficulty breathing when sleeping.?
Multiple: Dysphagia is only a descriptive term for difficulties swallowing. It can be caused by many medical problems involving the throat, nervous system or gastrointestinal system. ...Read more
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 an endoscopic procedure or barium swallow is likely in ordre. ...Read more
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
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
See your doc: They might start with a swallow study and go from there. ...Read more
For most of us, it's 99.99% mental. Unfortunately, i'm one of those people and it's irritating since I have to take a total of 7 pills daily at 3 different times of the day. To get me through, I sometimes hide the pills in gelatin dessert or applesauce.
For folks who've had radiation of surgery in the neck, however, it can me more serious and they should check in with their primary care doctor. ...Read more
See a specialist: Start with your primary care physician. If he or she cannot diagnose your problem, you may be referred to either an ENT or gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more