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Dysphagia (Swallowing Problems) (cont.)

Dysphagia Prognosis

It is not possible to predict the prognosis or outlook for dysphagia in general because so many different conditions can be responsible for this symptom. The outlook in each case is dependent upon the reason for the dysphagia and a patient's underlying medical condition(s).

Medically reviewed by Martin E Zipser, MD; American board of Surgery

REFERENCES:

Drossman, D, ed. Rome III: The Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, 3rd ed, Degnon Associates, Inc, McLean, VA, 2006.

MedscapeReference.com. Dysphagia.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/8/2014

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