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Inability to speak: Inability to speak (mutism). See detailed information below for a list of 67 causes of Inability to speak, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
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Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Inability to speak may include these symptoms:
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Inability to speak. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
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Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This was initially misdiagnosed as a "nervous breakdown"...read more »
The list of organs typically affected by Inability to speak may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Inability to speak mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Inability to speak. Of the 67 causes of Inability to speak that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Inability to speak' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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The following list of medical conditions have Inability to speak or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Inability to speak based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Inability to speak, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Subtypes of Inability to speak:
Loss of speech (49 causes)
Medical Conditions associated with Inability to speak:
Symptoms related to Inability to speak:
Speech symptoms (1393 causes), Slurred speech (250 causes), Speech impairment, Larynx nerve injury, Chest tumor, Lung tumor, Head injury (3 causes), Neck injury (11 causes), Stroke (192 causes), Hoarseness (417 causes), Mutism
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