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Inability to speak: Introduction

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.

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Causes of Inability to speak:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Inability to speak. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Inability to speak:

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Inability to speak: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Inability to speak, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Inability to speak Treatments

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Stories from Users for Inability to speak

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Message Boards for Inability to speak

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Diagnostic tests for Inability to speak:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Inability to speak. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Laryngoscopic examination (if hoarseness is chronic) to identify any lesions of the vocal cords such as cancer, singer's nodes, polyps, tuberculosis or syphilis. It will also identify vocal cord paralysis due to cancer of the lung, aortic aneurysm, enlarged heart or other chest tumors
    • Full neurological examination. If any abnormalities may suggest peripheral neuropathy, poliomyelitis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, brain stem tumor or cerebrovascular disease
    • Listen to carotid arteries for bruits (sign of reduced blood flow to brain)
  • Blood tests
  • more tests...»

Inability to speak: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Inability to speak may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Inability to speak

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

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.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Inability to speak: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Inability to speak

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 »

Organs affected by Inability to speak:

The list of organs typically affected by Inability to speak may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Inability to speak

The list below shows some of the causes of Inability to speak mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Inability to speak?

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:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 65 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Inability to speak:

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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Conditions listing medical complications: Inability to speak:

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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Causes of Inability to speak Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Inability to speak based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Inability to speak?

    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 :

    Classifications of Inability to speak:

    Subtypes of Inability to speak:

    Loss of speech (49 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Inability to speak:

    Speech symptoms (1393 causes), Communication symptoms (1386 causes)

    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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