Difficulty or discomfort in swallowing, as a symptom of disease. It may be a sensation that suggests difficulty in the passage of solids or liquids from the mouth to the stomach, a lack of pharyngeal sensation, or various other inadequacies of the swallowing mechanism.
Symptoms: Symptoms associated with dysphagia may include: Having pain while swallowing (odynophagia) Being unable to swallow. Having the sensation of food getting stuck in your throat or chest or behind your breastbone . Drooling. Being hoarse. Bringing food back up (regurgitation) Having frequent heartburn.
Diagnosis: 1.x-ray with a contrast material. 2.Dynamic swallowing study. 3.A visual examination of your oesophagus. 4.Fiber-optic endoscopic swallowing evalution. 5.esophageal muscle test. 6.Imaging scans.