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 have extreme pain in the back of my throat and jaw, a swallowing problem, and a tensed tissue around the wisdom tooth. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 16-year-old female. The back of my throat hurts horribly, and I cannot swallow anything without feeling immense pain. My jaw is extremely sore as well. Whenever I try to open my mouth slightly wider it feels like my jaw is locking and I feel horrible pain. The throat tissue or m...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. At this age of 16 years, usually, the wisdom tooth is not developed completely. Still, if the pain is mainly located around the wisdom tooth then there might be an infection around it or another molar causing the sy...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing throat tightness, spasms, and difficulty swallowing saliva for the past six weeks. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 45-year-old male of 96 kg and 6 feet in height. For the past six weeks, I have been experiencing throat tightness, spasms, and difficulty swallowing saliva. To begin with, spasms lasted anywhere up to six hours, then released but my throat muscles, in particular with swallowing,...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay B K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. There is no need to worry. Since an endoscopy has already been done, we are sure that there is no anatomical or obstructive pathology in your aerodigestive tract. Since you have difficulty swallowing, I would like to adv...  Read Full »

I am a 34-year-old female with an odd swallowing problem. How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34-year-old female, and I have been suffering from a rather odd swallowing problem for a few years that no one can seem to diagnose or treat effectively. I will try to describe it in the best way I can. I have what I would consider a pretty significant difficulty swallowing. It sta...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your frustration with this long-term problem, which is not getting away with different treatments. Well, it seems to be oropharyngeal dysphagia. Dysphagia means difficulty in swallowing. The normal swallowing mechanism happens in three stages. First is ...  Read Full »

I have had pain in my left tonsil for four months despite removing the tonsil stones and taking medications. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain on the lower side of my left tonsil. There is no fever or visible infection. The pain began four months back after I tried to hold back a sneeze while eating and failed. I felt like the tissues in the left tonsil area were flapping violently. After a few days, I noticed pai...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I went through the picture and video (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It is just a simple inflammation because of the stones and the previous common cold. I suggest you follow a few instructions mentioned below. Have ho...  Read Full »

I am 59-year-old and have chest pain, difficulty swallowing, and air in the esophagus sensation. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I was at the emergency room earlier today. I have chest pain, difficulty swallowing, and odd sensations like there is air in my esophagus, but I cannot burp it out. The emergency room checked me for cardiac problems, said I did not have any and told me to consult with a gastroenterologis...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have reviewed your case history and all the medications that you have listed. You made the right decision; in case of chest discomfort or pain, it is essential to rule out the cardiac cause in every case. Now, if cardiac causes have been...  Read Full »

Can endoscopy alone diagnose all the problems in my stomach?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 62-year-old single female with swallowing difficulties and pain in chest and throat when I eat. I am very fragile and live alone. I am scheduled for an endoscopy, colonoscopy but I am considering getting just the endoscopy. Can that test alone show any problems in the stomach o...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to get an endoscopy for your current symptoms. If it is negative, we may go for other tests. A colonoscopy is not recommended for difficulty in swallowing. I think it was suggested in view of age. Endoscopy can show esophagus and stomach. To visualize colon we ha...  Read Full »

I have a fever, headache, body ache, and difficulty swallowing. Kindly suggest a treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I am feeling slightly uncomfortable while swallowing. Also, I have body pain in my arms and legs. I had a very low fever yesterday. I have not taken any medicine so far. I also have a very light headache.  Read Full »

Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are experiencing discomfort while swallowing, body pains, low-grade fever, and headache, it is possible that you may have a viral or bacterial infection. These symptoms can be caused by a range of conditions, including the common cold, flu, strep throat, or CO...  Read Full »

I suffer from a sore throat, post-nasal drip, and difficulty swallowing despite taking medications. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 69-year-old male having asthma, and sleep apnea. I am overweight, and I take medication for asthma (inhalers) a low-dose blood pressure medication and Pantoprazole for reflux. I have recently been prescribed, Penicillin V for a sore throat which had no effect. On returning to t...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not panic. According to your history, sleep apnea is the main cause. I am sure you are a mouth breather, especially at night. This makes your tongue and throat dry and irritated most of the time. The acid reflux aggravates the complaint also. I suggest a ...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from tonsil swelling, a giant lump on the side of the uvula, and difficulty swallowing. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, For over two months, my throat will swell for a few hours and then go back down. This happens at least once a week. But not three days in a row has happened. When it is swollen, it gets sore. When it goes away, I have no symptoms at all. Instead, my tonsils swell up and get red, and I ge...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. This is pharyngeal inflammation with uvulitis. First, you have to stop smoking. Then, You should start an antibiotic, Floxamo (Amoxicillin trihydrate and Flucloxacillin sodium monohydrate) 1 gram every 12 hours for one week, plus an anti-infl...  Read Full »

How can I manage sore throat and difficulty in swallowing?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-years-old female. I am pretty healthy and have an average weight. I had a sore throat for two days, and it was extremely hard to swallow due to swelling to the point I could barely eat solid food. It is not scratchy, and I do not have a cough or fever. I went to the urgent ...  Read Full »

Dr. Manu Wilfred

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your diagnosis is acute follicular tonsillitis. Usually, this is caused by strep; other bacteria responsible are Hemophilus and Moraxella. Starting an antibiotic at this stage helps in early recovery....  Read Full »

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