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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Is my father's sore throat and difficulty in swallowing related to the oral gel prescribed by his dentist?

Query: Hi doctor,My father is a 75-year-old diabetic patient and he underwent a bypass surgery ten years ago. He is taking blood thinners. He has had sore throat pain while swallowing food or liquid for the past five days. His dentist prescribed an oral gel. Is it related?   Read Full »


Dr. Pratik Patil

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Provide more details about the dental procedures. When was it done? Your father has pharyngitis (inflammation in the throat), which causes swallowing difficulty. Send me images for diagnosis. I suggest (consult with a specialist doctor, talk with him or her and take medicin...  Read Full »

Could you help me understand the ECG report of my father, who has shortness of breath and difficulty swallowing?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to discuss the ECG report of my father. He has shortness of breath and has difficulty swallowing food. His CT scan and Endoscopy were done today, but we are still waiting for his reports. Could you please help us to understand his ECG report? Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Electrocardiogram (ECG) is normal, but the diagnosis depends upon symptoms, signs, and other known diseases. An electrocardiogram is always interpreted in the context of clinical history. Does your father have any known cardiac issues? Is he diabetic, hypertensive, o...  Read Full »

My father underwent a computed tomography scan and endoscopy due to swallowing difficulties. Can you please help interpret it?

Query: Hi doctor,My father has difficulty swallowing food. Therefore, he underwent a CT scan and endoscopy. We received the reports, and I would like to discuss them with you. Please help, doctor. Thank you.   Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I will help you understand the reports. Thank you.   Read Full »

Why am I suffering from poor imbalances, difficulty in standing and swallowing, and dizziness?

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from poor balance, difficulty in swallowing, tingling in the fourth and fifth fingers of both hands, difficulty in standing for more than three minutes, slow heart rate, and dizziness. All the symptoms started suddenly nine years ago. Could you please check my MRI careful...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can see that you have been having different problems for quite some time. So, my finding is that the spine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is relatively normal (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). There is only a bony hemangioma in one of the verte...  Read Full »

I have been facing difficulty in swallowing for the past year. Can you please help?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had trouble swallowing saliva normally for over a year now, and I do not know why. I sing, and I have to get up early every morning to wake up my voice to be able to sing. I have taken pills for reflux, and they did not help at all. I constantly feel like I have a harsh sore th...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Do not worry. 1. Give rest to your voice for a few weeks. 2. Do laryngeal exercises regularly to strengthen laryngeal muscles. 3. Avoid oily, spicy foods and cold drinks. 4. You can take tablet Septilin by Himalayas three times a day for ...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38-year-old female with a weight of 68 kilograms and a height of five feet four inches. While swallowing, I have pain in my throat. I think that my tonsils are swollen with a white strip-like substance on the surface. My lymph node on the neck is also swollen. I am taking Parace...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to the statement, you are suffering from fever with swelling of tonsils and lymph nodes in the neck with the pain while swallowing. Severe types of infections can cause white spots on the tonsils. It can be a bacterial or viral or fu...  Read Full »

I feel tightness, a burning sensation, difficulty swallowing, and dryness around my throat. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,I feel tightness around my throat, and I have difficulty swallowing, throat dryness, and a burning sensation. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query, and I am sorry for such acute discomfort you are having. 1) For how long have you had the above symptoms? 2) Is it associated with mild fever? 3) Do you mean a burning sensation in the throat or soreness of the throat? 4) Any dry cough pre...  Read Full »

I am worried about having a persistent sore throat and painful swallowing. What can be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had a persistent, localized sore throat for three weeks on one side, painful swallowing, and pain when flexing the throat (like a deep cough, for example). I am very worried; please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq. com.Please capture a photo of your throat using your phone camera and send it to me. Do you suffer from reflux in the form of a burning sensation in your chest or stomach? Do you suffer from a bitter taste in your throat when waking up in the morning? Are you feverish? Please ...  Read Full »

I have jaw stiffness and difficulty swallowing and opening my mouth. Is that due to Haloperidol withdrawal?

Query: Hello doctor, I was taking tablet Haloperidol 1.5 mg per day for six months. I have stopped it for 1.5 months. My heartbeat at rest is sometimes 80 to 95. My blood pressure was high at noontime at 130/97. I can not focus; I am tired, dizzy, and unbalanced when standing up. I recently had a heart pal...  Read Full »


Dr. Emmanuel. M. J

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your query. It looks like you have developed the side effects of the tablet Haloperidol. It looks like you have features of drug-induced Parkinson's and milder side effects of lightheadedness. You need an alternative medication. Kindly revert to your psy...  Read Full »

My 56-year-old father has difficulty in swallowing food. Could it be because of esophagus cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, My 56-years-old father has been complaining about difficulty in swallowing for four months. So we did an endoscopy and CT scan, and it looked like a 1.5 cm neoplasm. We thought it was esophagus cancer. But the biopsy showed no sign of dysplasia or metaplasia (in the first biopsy). Th...  Read Full »


Dr. Manisha Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The pathology reports are considered more accurate as the tissue sample is examined. So even if the CT (computed tomography) scan showed neoplasia-like features, a pathology report is followed when it comes to treatment. I have g...  Read Full »

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