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2,343 Possible Causes for Aphagia, Gagging, Intermittent Dysphagia

  • Esophageal Spasm

    We present a 43-year-old female with paroxysmal chest and abdominal pain, nausea, salivation, and intermittent dysphagia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Most disconcerting.Here's what I do: stick two fingers in your mouth till they touch the back of your throat, then gently tickle it until you gag.[ibsgroup.org] Four of five patients had episodic nonexertional midchest pain; two patients experienced intermittent dysphagia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Lower Esophageal Ring

    These rings cause intermittent dysphagia for solids. Symptoms can begin at any age but usually do not begin until after age 25.[merckmanuals.com] Except that when I tried the double clutch on it, it wouldn’t budge, causing a low-grade gag.[texasmonthly.com] Between 1970 and 1978, we saw 24 patients with lower esophageal rings and complaints of episodic aphagia or progressive dysphagia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Esophageal Obstruction

    Dysphagia scores (mean SD) were 3.37 0.52 before and 0.90 0.43 after stent implantation (P 0.002).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] atresia congenital lack of continuity of the esophagus, commonly accompanied by tracheoesophageal fistula, and characterized by accumulations of mucus in the nasopharynx, gagging[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] 86-year-old man in a very poor general condition with a 10-year history of a Zenker's diverticulum as a cause of a complete obstruction of the esophagus with subsequent aphagia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    The case of a patient with intermittent dysphagia and suspected GERD is discussed. Pharyngoesophageal scintigraphy was performed. Reflux test was negative.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] These symptoms may include vomiting, gagging, coughing, and trouble breathing.[hopkinsmedicine.org] Intermittent non-progressive dysphagia was the main presenting complaint, while one also had an acute food impaction.[web.archive.org]

    Missing: Aphagia
  • Zenker Diverticulum

    A watch-and-wait approach should be used for patients with mild symptoms (ie, mild or intermittent dysphagia) and minor functional limitations.[mdedge.com] These symptoms may then lead to additional signs that swallowing is impaired, such as choking, gagging, drooling and coughing.[cornerstoneent.com] In our case, we illustrate a giant right-sided Zenker's diverticulum responsible for complete aphagia in a 78-year-old male patient.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pseudobulbar Palsy

    Tests examining jaw jerk and gag reflex can also be performed.[en.wikipedia.org] Pseudobulbar palsy - comment on: gag reflex tongue jaw jerk speech emotions Gag reflex - increased or normal Tongue - spastic.[quizlet.com] It also results in dysarthria and dysphagia, but with a decreased gag reflex and absence of emotional lability.[radiopaedia.org]

    Missing: Intermittent Dysphagia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

    Dysphagia Difficulty swallowing, including gagging or choking. This can lead to aspiration pneumonia.[theaftd.org] He then developed a severe pseudo‐bulbar palsy, with dysarthria, dysphagia, brisk palmo‐mental reflex, jaw jerks and an absent gag reflex.[doi.org]

    Missing: Intermittent Dysphagia
  • Esophageal Burn

    This results in choking and gagging which may lead to aspiration of the caustic material and airway compromise.[pedclerk.bsd.uchicago.edu] A third group of children report having trouble swallowing; they choke or gag whenever they eat, no matter what foods are served.[healthofchildren.com]

    Missing: Intermittent Dysphagia
  • Botulism

    ., ,,, Suppressed gag reflex.[medicaljoyworks.com] Physical examination showed bilateral ptosis (N 5), diminished gag reflex (N 2), ophthalmoparesis (N 1), facial paresis (N 1) and tongue weakness (N 1).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Babies may have constipation, poor sucking and feeding, choking and gagging, a weak feeble cry, reduced movements of the limbs, inability to control head movements, increasing[conditions.health.qld.gov.au]

    Missing: Intermittent Dysphagia
  • Progressive Bulbar Palsy

    This can cause gagging and choking, and it increases the risk of pneumonia.[en.wikipedia.org] Inability to swallow properly or gagging can result in a person inhaling the food or drink he is consuming.[wisegeekhealth.com] It also results in dysarthria and dysphagia, but with a decreased gag reflex and absence of emotional lability.[radiopaedia.org]

    Missing: Intermittent Dysphagia

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