Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Your symptoms or past history of neurologic problems could be related to your swallowing difficulty.
You need to schedule a visit with your doctor to discuss your swallowing difficulty. Your doctor will consider the possibility that your swallowing problem might come from a neurologic (brain or nerve) problem, among other possibilities.
Tests that might be recommended by your doctor include laryngoscopy (viewing of the larynx through your nose or mouth with a camera on a flexible, narrow rod), video swallowing study (this study uses an x-ray technique called fluoroscopy to videotape your swallowing while you consume samples of foods or drink containing a material that can show up on x-ray), esophagogastroduodenoscopy, or EGD (viewing of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum with a camera on a flexible, narrow cord), barium swallow (x-ray views of the esophagus after you swallow a liquid that shows up on x-ray), or antibody test (blood test) for the condition myasthenia gravis.
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