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What Does It Mean If My Baby Has Trouble Swallowing
Depends: Swallowing problems can be from many causes and should be addressed with the help of your pediatrician and maybe a feeding expert (such as an occupational therapist) or an ent. Less serious causes (sore throat) resolve quickly. More serious causes include a mass in the throat, developmental delays, severe reflux, anaphylaxis, and more. These should all be discussed with your baby's physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: However, you should see your doctor and be evaluated with what is called a barium esophagram. This is a study that looks at the x-ray contours of your esophagus. This may need to be followed up with a flexible endoscopy, whcih is a camera that looks inside your esophagus to find any abnormalities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Trouble swallowing with GERD is listed as a symptom. Does this mean trouble initiating a swallow or the feeling that it sticks after swallow?
Had manometry-les doesn't relax.Endoscope-sphincter action visually absent.What does this mean? Regurgatation, trouble swallowing, feel lump tthroat.
Poss achalasia: Sometimes les doesn't relax causing delayed passage of food or liquid from esophagus into stomach, usually worse with solids. Discuss with GI doctor to make sure nothing more serious going on. ...Read more
One of the symptoms for tetanus is trouble swallowing what do they mean by that? Because my mouth is dry and it's hard to swallow due to the dryness
Can trouble swallowing, body aches, excess mucus in throat , cough. And green phlegm mean throat cancer?
Not likely : These symptoms are more indicative of infection (either viral or bacterial). Cancers can lead to a secondary infection though, and if they don't fully resolve with time or treatment you should consider bringing this possibility up with your provider, especially if you smoke. ...Read more
A million and one : ...Reasons, my friend, from physical obstruction to functional problems in the swallowing mechanism. If this is about you, i suggest you visit your doc who will evaluate you and hopefully fix the problem. ...Read more
Seek an evaluation : There are many causes for a person to have issues swallowing and without more information it's difficult to better guide you. This is something that you don't want to ignore because it could really become a serious problem. So review this with your doctor sooner rather than later. You could consider a formal consultation on HealthTap, but this still may very well lead you back to your doctor. ...Read more
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