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Pain swallowing

Pain swallowing: Introduction

Pain swallowing: Pain related to the action of swallowing. See detailed information below for a list of 118 causes of Pain swallowing, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Pain swallowing:

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

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Common Causes of Pain swallowing

Home Diagnostic Testing and Pain swallowing

Home medical tests possibly related to Pain swallowing:

Pain swallowing: Symptom Checker

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

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Pain swallowing Treatments

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Stories from Users for Pain swallowing

Real-life user stories relating to Pain swallowing:

Message Boards for Pain swallowing

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

Diagnostic tests for Pain swallowing:

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

  • Physical examination
    • Examine the mouth and pharynx for local causes of pain with swallowing - e.g. ulcers in the mouth, glossitis (inflammation of the tongue), tonsillitis, cancer of the larynx or oral cancer.
    • Feel the lymph nodes in the neck for enlargement which may suggest esophageal cancer or tonsillitis
  • Blood tests
  • more tests...»

Pain swallowing: Animations

Medications or substances causing Pain swallowing:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Pain swallowing as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Pain swallowing: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Pain swallowing

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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: Pain swallowing. 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 Pain swallowing Assessment Questionnaire (26 listings)

Pain swallowing: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Pain swallowing

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 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 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 more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, more »

Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps, particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes. However, there are also various other causes. See causes 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 more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as more »

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

Pain swallowing: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Pain swallowing

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Pain swallowing: Related Rare Diseases

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

Pain swallowing: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Pain swallowing listed in Disease Database:

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

Definitions of Pain swallowing:

Difficulty in swallowing.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Organs affected by Pain swallowing:

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

Detailed list of causes of Pain swallowing

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

How Common are these Causes of Pain swallowing?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Pain swallowing. Of the 118 causes of Pain swallowing that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 11 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 106 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Pain swallowing:

The following list of conditions have 'Pain swallowing' 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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Causes of Pain swallowing Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Pain swallowing 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 Pain swallowing?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Pain swallowing, 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 Pain swallowing:

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

    Classifications of Pain swallowing:

    Medical Conditions associated with Pain swallowing:

    Swallowing symptoms (664 causes), Swallowing difficulty (702 causes), Eating symptoms (2462 causes), Esophagus symptoms (3079 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Food symptoms (1907 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Pain swallowing:

    Difficulty swallowing (702 causes), Swallowing symptoms (664 causes), Sore throat (512 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Oral pain (146 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Odynophagia (118 causes), Dysphagia (194 causes), Globus pharyngius, Oesophageal cancer, Pharyngeal cancer, Pharngitis, Tonsillitis (17 causes)

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Pain swallowing

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