Difficulty In Swallowing

It is a symptom where patient has a hard time ingesting solids or liquids he tries to eat or drink. In medical terms, it is called dysphagia. The reason may be simple to complex. The person may choke on his food often.

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I am unable to swallow food without water. Why?

Query: Yesterday night suddenly could not swallow food and threw up the gulp of food that refused to go down, could only swallow a few sips of water after and constantly felt a choking sensation. Have felt the sensation and swallowing anything except liquids or soft solids is near impossible, can only swal...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep V Nair

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi First of all do not panic. I need to know a few more things. 1.Whether you have ingested any caustic substance such as too acidic or too alkaline prior to your present illness? 2.Whether you remember any fish bone or any other hard food substance that may have stuck in your food pipe? 3.Wheth...  Read Full »

Do symptoms like swallowing difficulty and muscle twitches indicate ALS?

Query: Hi doctor,About two months ago, I started experiencing difficulty swallowing solid foods. I visited my PCP, who ordered a swallow study. Results from the swallow study came back normal, nothing neuro-muscular. Additionally, I had an endoscopy and a laparoscopy. Both concluded evidence of LPR/GERD. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I am so sorry about your symptoms. The first symptom is difficulty swallowing solids. Now mainly neurological and neuromuscular weakness leading to difficulty in swallowing is always for liquids and not for solids. So the symptom is that patients cannot sw...  Read Full »

How to manage measles with a swollen and dry throat?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter is a 15-year-old girl and weighs approximately about 42 kg. She has measles for more than a week; now, she is only taking Dolan for fever. Now she's quite upset with her swollen throat, and she spits once with blood. She has a bad taste; that is why she seldom eats. Her throat ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, some medicines will reduce the swelling and throat infection as well. If she spits out blood, there are possibilities of mouth ulcers. Can you please send me a picture of her mouth and the swollen part? Please take tablet Augmentin (Amoxicillin 500 mg and Clavulani...  Read Full »

Can oral thrush cause a popping feeling in the throat on swallowing?

Query: I’ve been a heavy smoker for about a year I’m 20 years old. I’ve been feeling a pop in my throat when I swallow it comes and goes it’s been about a week and a half and I haven’t smoked. Also I’m dealing with I believe an oral thrush because of my bad breath and so...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Tehmid

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iCliniq What do you mean by a pop while swallowing?? Do you feel like the food is stuck while swallowing?? Do you have any difficulty in swallowing? Can you attach a picture of the white lesions?? Do these white patches disappear on their own or they persist?  Read Full »

What could be the reason for throat irritation, blisters and swallowing difficulty?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old. For the past five years, I have reddishness in the throat, and throat blisters may be inflammation (I do not know the correct word). I checked my blood thyroid, and all internal organs are working fine. Uric acid is a bit high and deficiency of vitamin D. I have sy...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most common reason for having this throat irritation with a feeling of a lump or something obstructing while swallowing saliva can be a feature of chronic silent GERD with LPR (gastroesophageal reflux with laryngopharyngeal reflux). Even though you might be asy...  Read Full »

Can H. pylori infection make it difficult to swallow solid food?

Query: Hi frm past few months i hve a feeling of heaviness in my chest and throat few minutes after eating like food is stuck there. Consulted a gastroenterologist and undergone an endoscopy and i came out with h pylori infection. I am on 2 weeks medicine which includes rabeprazole, Amoxicillin , saccharom...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, I welcome you to icliniq. Well the symptoms you mention seems to be due to esophageal (food pipe) problem. The H pylori infection however infect stomach and usually cause acid related symptoms like acidity and pain but all confined to stomach area not esophageal area. So it is unlikely that ...  Read Full »

Are throat and sternal pain while swallowing indicate esophageal cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old male. I have intermittent slight pain while swallowing and also have slight sternum pain. What are the chances of esophageal cancer?  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. My question now is not about pain but about the difficulty of swallowing. Do you swallow solid food easily or liquid food? Or no difference? Do you have reflux in the form of a burning sensation in your chest or your stomach? Do you have a bitter taste in your throa...  Read Full »

How to ease the pain caused by tonsilitis?

Query: Hello. I am a student. Just last week, I had tonsilitis. It healed however, a few days after it started again on the right tonsil and actually worsened. Right now, I've been having problem swallowing and talking. I also have this pain in my right ear and can barely sleep at night and I would drool....  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, As you are having Acute tonsillitis, you can take following medication: 1)Tab Amoxiclav 625mg po 3 times a day for 7 days 2)Tab paracetamol 500mg ibuprofen 400mg 1tab po 3 times a day for 2 days then When ever you have pain. 3)Tab levocetrizine 5mg po od at night for 7 days 4)Gargle with ...  Read Full »

Why do I have a fever and finding it hard to swallow?

Query: Good day Doctor. I have fever since 3 days. When I swallow its very painful. I found out that my tonsils are swollen and with white strip-like on the surface. My lymph node in the neck is also swelling. I only take paracetamol. Its very painful to swallow. I have allergy on aspirin. Please help. F...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: hi thnx for the query. I can understand ur concern. according to ur statement u have been suffering from fever with swelling of tonsils and lymph node in the neck with feeling painful during swallowing. several types of infections may cause white spots on tonsils like bacterial,viral or fungal. s...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms due to infection of the salivary gland?

Query: Hi, I think I have infection of the salivary gland, sialadenitis, I first noticed this 3 years back then I visited the hospital and got some drugs after some months it rẹ-occurred I also visited a dental clinic where I was given some drugs, clinidamysin 300mg and metronidazole 400mg which dried up...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to ICLINIQ This is your Dentist - I went through your query , Am very sorry for the discomfort . As a Specialist am here to help you. Upload an image to me showing the area of pus discharge . I will walk you through the management needed to end it and resolve the issue once and for ...  Read Full »

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