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250 Possible Causes for Intermittent Dysphagia

  • Esophagitis

    In adults, the most common presenting symptoms are intermittent dysphagia and dyspepsia. 4, 5 In children, the presentation is more variable with symptoms such as regurgitation[bjgp.org] However there are many types of dysphagia and the one that occurs in EoE is a feeling of food travelling more slowly down or (usually) sticking in the chest, often intermittently[gutscharity.org.uk] The medical word for this type of swallow difficulty is dysphagia.[gutscharity.org.uk]

  • 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] Intermittent non-progressive dysphagia was the main presenting complaint, while one also had an acute food impaction.[web.archive.org] Each of these is experienced intermittently by over 5% of the population and 55 to 63% report at least one of these symptoms [ 1 , 10 - 14 ].[hon.ch]

  • 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] dysphagia associated with solids amongst the adult population.[symptoma.com] Resources A lower esophageal ring is a 2- to 4-mm mucosal stricture that causes a ringlike narrowing of the distal esophagus at the squamocolumnar junction that often causes dysphagia[merckmanuals.com]

  • Plummer-Vinson Syndrome

    The clinical features include intermittent dysphagia for solid foods (rarely or never for liquid).[apamedcentral.org] Presentation[3, 4] The presentation is usually with painless, intermittent dysphagia.[patient.info] On close questioning, she had intermittent solid food dysphagia at the level of the sternal notch for 3 years without any other alarming or progressive symptoms for which[jdeonline.in]

  • Nutcracker Esophagus

    An 87-year-old woman with severe retrosternal pain and intermittent dysphagia was referred to the clinic for further evaluation.[nejm.org] The usual presentation is intermittent dysphagia with occasional chest pain.[emedicine.medscape.com] Video Nutcracker Esophagus. (00:06) An 87-year-old woman with severe retrosternal pain and intermittent dysphagia was referred to the clinic for further evaluation.[nejm.org]

  • Esophageal Spasm

    We present a 43-year-old female with paroxysmal chest and abdominal pain, nausea, salivation, and intermittent dysphagia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Four of five patients had episodic nonexertional midchest pain; two patients experienced intermittent dysphagia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The usual presentation is intermittent dysphagia with occasional chest pain.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Corkscrew Esophagus

    ., and Jonathan Fletcher, M.R.C.P. 1 Citing Article A 74-year-old man presented with a 30-year history of intermittent dysphagia and regurgitation, which his doctor had initially[nejm.org] He reports intermittent dysphagia to solids and liquids. He denies any reflux symptoms or weight loss. He does not have any risk factors for cardiac disease.[acpinternist.org] Patients with diffuse esophageal spasm may present with intermittent dysphagia and chest pain.[aafp.org]

  • Dysphagia Lusoria

    […] lusoria presenting as epigastric pain. ( 29212867 ) Daher H....Al Hadidi S. 2017 10 Dysphagia lusoria as a differential diagnosis in intermittent dysphagia. ( 27093895 )[malacards.org] Postoperatively two patients became symptom-free, the other patient still has intermittent dysphagia.[nature.com] […] lusoria. ( 24438543 ) Lesko M....Vojacek J. 2014 19 The Third Esophageal Sphincter: A Case of Dysphagia Lusoria. ( 26157887 ) Breaux J....Connolly S.E. 2014 20 Intermittent[malacards.org]

  • Esophageal Web

    dysphagia If cervical web and iron deficiency consider Plummer-Vinson Syndrome (also achlorhydria, glossitis & stomatitis) If distal esophagus "steak house syndrome" Zenker's[fprmed.com] dysphagia and impaction of a bolus of food Treatment Intraluminal balloon dilatation.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] It tends to mark the proximal part of a hiatus hernia and usually presents in a patient aged over 50 years whose main complaint is intermittent dysphagia to solid food, spanning[patient.info]

  • Labor

    A 30-year-old woman who was 2 weeks postpartum presented with intermittent dysphagia since delivery.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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