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Choking: Introduction

Choking: Sensation of blockage or inability to breathe. See detailed information below for a list of 130 causes of Choking, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Choking:

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

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Common Causes of Choking

Home Diagnostic Testing and Choking

Home medical tests possibly related to Choking:

Causes of Types of Choking:

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Choking: Symptom Checker

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

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Choking Treatments

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Stories from Users for Choking

Real-life user stories relating to Choking:

Message Boards for Choking

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Choking or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Choking:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Choking. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • General appearance
    • Temperature - if fever may suggest croup, diphtheria, acute thyroiditis, retropharyngeal abscess and mediastinitis.
    • Examine ears, nose and throat to look for evidence of pharyngitis, acute epiglottitis, foreign body, tenderness of the thyroid suggesting thyroiditis and thyroid masses
    • Examine nervous system for abnormalities and signs of myasthenia gravis, bulbar and pseudobulbar palsy, bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy and comatose states
  • Blood tests
  • more tests...»

Choking: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Choking may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Choking

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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: Choking. 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.

Create your printable checklist here.

See Choking Assessment Questionnaire (11 listings)

Choking: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Choking

Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often fail to be diagnosed early. Some of the chronic lung diseases with more »

Choking: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Choking

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Choking: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Choking: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Definitions of Choking:

Organs affected by Choking:

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

Detailed list of causes of Choking

The list below shows some of the causes of Choking mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Choking?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Choking. Of the 130 causes of Choking that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 2 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 7 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 122 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Choking:

The following list of conditions have 'Choking' 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: Choking:

The following list of medical conditions have Choking 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 Choking Based on Risk Factors

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

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Choking?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Choking, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Choking:

    Subtypes of Choking:

    Suffocation (4 causes), Asphyxiation (3 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Choking:

    Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breathing difficulties (2922 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Lung symptoms (3280 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Choking:

    Difficulty breathing (2922 causes), Noisy breathing, Cyanosis (439 causes), Inhaled foreign body, Swollen larynx, Laryngo-tracheitis, Pneumothorax (61 causes), Collapsed lung, Pulmonary embolism (28 causes), Epiglottitis (14 causes), Tracheo-esophageal fistula, Larynx tumor

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    Medical News summaries about Choking

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