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.
Varies. Dysphagia is a symptom, not a diagnosis. You need to find the underlying cause which is causing the trouble with swallowing. It can be a disorder of muscle, nerves, coordination, a pouch, reflux, cancer or any of a number of more specific things. There will be an examiniation as well as one or more swallowing studies involved.

Related Questions

What could cause difficulty swallowing in a 60 yo?

Swallowing problem. Is it rare and associated with heartburn or more consistent? It may be minor spasm or can be more serious. A GI specialist can help you find out best. It helps to study it to eliminate worry. 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 a endoscopic procedure or barium swallow is likely in ordre. Read more...

What causes difficulty swallowing and voice problems?

Maybe vocal cords. This is a broad question but the vocal cords would be the first thing i would look at. If one has vocal cord (vc) paralysis or a vc lesion, this can cause hoarseness. With vc paralysis, swallowing may be difficult due to choking or loss of sensation in the larynx. A vc lesion may give a sense of difficult swallowing as well. An ENT can look at your larynx and proceed w/ the next step. Read more...
Get a check up. It is possible you could have underlying issues. See your physician or ENT for an evaluation. Read more...

What is the most common cause of difficulty swallowing in 15-17 year olds I was told mono?

Difficulty swallow. The most common reason that i see for difficulty swallowing in teenagers is tonsillitis. Tonsillitis is quite common and can occur from viral or bacterial infection. A tonsil infection is quite common with mono, which is a viral infection, but bacterial tonsillitis is far more common than mono. Either way, it isn't much fun. Read more...

How does acid reflux cause difficulty swallowing?

No exact answer. Unfortunately there is no exact answer to your question. Some people have reflux with acid coming high in the throat (pharynx) causing swallowing dysfunction. For others the inflammation the reflux causes on the esophagus makes them have the feeling of food "stuck" in the throat or chest. Others develop structures (narrowing) of the esophagus...Each case needs individual evaluation. Read more...

Are there infections that can cause me difficulty swallowing?

Yes. Any infection of the throat can lead to swallowing difficulty. Tonsillitis, peritonsillar abscess, nasopharyngeal infections, laryngitis all cause trouble swallowing. Read more...
Absolutely. Any infection affecting the throat can cause difficulty swallowing (dysphagia). This includes tonsil infections, pharyngitis, esophagitis, and any abscess involving the throat/neck. These cause local swelling and pain which makes it difficult to swallow. There are other reasons for difficulty swallowing besides infection as well -- so difficulty on its own does not automatically mean an infection. Read more...