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Dysphagia: Introduction

Dysphagia: Dysphagia refers to difficulty in swallowing. See detailed information below for a list of 194 causes of Dysphagia, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Dysphagia:

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

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Dysphagia

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Causes of Types of Dysphagia:

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Dysphagia Treatments

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Stories from Users for Dysphagia

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Dysphagia: Animations

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Dysphagia

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Dysphagia: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Dysphagia

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over-diagnosed, more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut. This leads to " more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms of celiac disease). A variety of other more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Dysphagia

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Dysphagia: Related Rare Diseases

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Dysphagia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Dysphagia listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Dysphagia as a symptom include:

Definitions of Dysphagia:

Difficulty in swallowing.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Difficulty in swallowing.
- (Source - CRISP)

Organs affected by Dysphagia:

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

Detailed list of causes of Dysphagia

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

How Common are these Causes of Dysphagia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Dysphagia. Of the 194 causes of Dysphagia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Dysphagia:

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

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

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Dysphagia 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 Dysphagia?

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

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

    What are the alternative names for Dysphagia:

    Deglutition disorder, Difficulty swallowing, Odynophagia, Painful swallowing
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Dysphagia:

    Medical Conditions associated with Dysphagia:

    Eating symptoms (2462 causes), Appetite changes (1189 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Food symptoms (1907 causes), Swallowing symptoms (664 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Esophagus symptoms (3079 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Dysphagia:

    Eating symptoms (2462 causes), Appetite changes (1189 causes), Swallowing difficulty (702 causes), Reduced salivation, Nasal obstruction (80 causes), Cleft palate (716 causes), Velopharyngeal insufficiency, Enlarged tonsils (17 causes), Prematurity, Cerebral palsy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Guillain-Barre syndrome (5 causes)

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