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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What can cause the feeling of a lump in the throat with some swallowing problems?

Query: I have a sensation of a lump in the throat, occasional nausea and some challenges swallowing. This has gone on for close to 3 months.  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: welcome to icliniq. please capture a photo for your throat using your mobile phone camera and send it to me. do you have a reflux in the form of burning sensation in your chest or your stomach? do you have a bitter taste in your throat when waking up at the morning? I need to see all the reports of...  Read Full »

Why do I get a feel of something in throat even after removing tonsil stones?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a tonsil stone removed a few days ago thinking that is what I was feeling in my throat but it was not. There is something else I feel when I swallow. It does not hurt but just uncomfortable. It looks black maybe like a pimple or some kind of a bump.  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the picture you sent. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The throat, especially the posterior pharyngeal wall and palatine pillars appear a bit congested. Now, this could be due to a few reasons either allergy and repeated throat itch, in...  Read Full »

What could cause symptoms like ulcers, sore throat, oral thrush and swallowing difficulty?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. I have some mouth and throat concerns. I have ulcers, sore throat, occasional oral thrush, difficulty swallowing, lump on the throat (larynx), night sweats, fever, loose teeth, and abnormal discoloration in mouth. I am currently on birth control patch, Dextro...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First and foremost, I would advise you not to panic or get disheartened. According to me, there is no major issue out there and we usually encounter such issues very often in our outpatient department. Now looking at your case, oral ulcers can be due to various causes ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for mild cold with throat infection and swallowing difficulty?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a mild cold symptoms over three weeks ago. Because of this global pandemic I got stressed and started feeling chest pain and abdominal muscle pain, etc. I did not have a fever, like not a single day. So I know that chest pain can occur due to stress and anxiety and to make...  Read Full »


Dr. Peter Grutas

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most common symptoms of Covid-19 are fever, cough, and dyspnea. You mentioned you do not have fever, cough nor dyspnea so it is least likely you have Covid-19. Moreso, your lungs were clear. However, since we are in a pandemic, observation and self-quarantine is still ...  Read Full »

What can cause a lot of thick white mucus at the back of the throat that inhibits swallowing?

Query: For about a year now, I have experienced a lot of thick white mucous in the back of my throat. This inhibits swallowing, forcing me to hack it up and spit it out. I think this can make my voice scratchy but other than that I am not experiencing any other symptoms. I have gone to an ENT previously an...  Read Full »


Dr. Pruthvi Raju Uppalapati

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello . Good to hear from you. I understand your situation. There are two reasons for your complaint mostly. One as the doctor who has seen you previously suggest must be because of a reflux from your stomach. Second might be because of something called as a post nasal drip. For dealing with the ref...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain in throat and ear while swallowing with globus pharyngeus?

Query: Hello doctor, I had globus pharyngeus for about 10 days and today it has evolved to a pain in the back of my throat which when I swallow causes pain in my left ear for a second too.  Read Full »


Dr. Pruthvi Raju Uppalapati

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your condition. Do not worry. It is a quite common scenario. Very manageable. Firstly, it is caused by one or few of the conditions like severe gastric reflux, infection in the throat, postnasal drip due to conditions like a sustained common cold, smokin...  Read Full »

Are breathlessness and swallowing difficulties related?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 years old female. I am suffering from breathlessness and cough since several months. Finally, I consulted a GP 20 days ago and had several tests done. They are TSH, lipid profile, CBP, chest x-ray, lung function test, liver and kidney functioning, blood sugar, urine test and ECG...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are happy to help you. Your problems are related. Basic derangement in your body can be classified into three main issues. Hypothyroidism. Anemia (low iron). Vitamin B12 and D deficiency. To correct hypothyroidism you have started Thyronorm (Levothyroxine Sodium), w...  Read Full »

I have tonsillitis with pain in jawline and swallowing difficulty. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing oral pain for quite some time now. And I was wondering if tonsillitis might have effected my jaw somehow, more my teeth than the jaw. I see an ENT tomorrow, but does, in the meantime, saltwater gargle help reduce some swelling? I am currently taking Clindamyc...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Warm saline gargles do help to reduce swelling and inflammation. You may do it till you see your ENT tomorrow. Meanwhile, tonsillitis will not cause jaw pain, however, if frequent tonsillitis occurs, it may cause swelling up of lymph nodes below your jaw, which may...  Read Full »

I have recurrent swallowing difficulty with burn and pain in chest. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, A few months before, I felt burn and pain in the chest area when I swallow anything like my own saliva. It lasted more than a week and again I felt normal. Again yesterday, I started to feel this pain and I started to think about that and felt stress. Tonight, when I swallow anything ...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushin Payravi

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you have been experiencing such as difficulty in swallowing and burning pain warrant a more extensive study with barium studies (in which you swallow a material composed of barium and then you will be radiographed, the esophageal structural pathologies are...  Read Full »

Can a flu cause sore throat with tender lymph nodes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a very sore throat, and can barely talk or swallow. It is very red and swollen with red streaks and blisters. It hurts mostly on the left side, and my left ear hurts as well. My glands are very swollen to a point of protruding from my neck and are tender to touch. I have a low ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your description and the images point to acute granular tonsillopharyngitis, a bacterial throat infection, probably due to streptococcus. With low grade fever, throat pain, difficulty in spea...  Read Full »

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