Odynophagia

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Odynophagia
Classification and external resources
Specialty
ICD-10 R13
ICD-9-CM 787.20
DiseasesDB 17942

Odynophagia (/ˌdɪnəˈf(i)ə/; from odyno- "pain" and phagō "to eat") is pain when swallowing.[1][2] The pain may be felt in the mouth or throat and can occur with or without difficulty swallowing.[3] The pain may be described as an ache, burning sensation, or occasionally a stabbing pain that radiates to the back.[4] Odynophagia often results in inadvertent weight loss.

Causes[edit]

Odynophagia may have environmental or behavioral causes, such as:

  • Very hot or cold food and drinks
  • Taking certain medications
  • Using drugs, tobacco, or alcohol[3]
  • Trauma or injury to the mouth, throat, or tongue[5]

Medical conditions[edit]

It can also be caused by certain medical conditions, such as:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "odynophagia". The American Heritage Science Dictionary. Houghton Mifflin Company. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Medical Definition of Odynophagia". MedicineNet. 13 May 2016. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Schiff, Bradley A. (January 2016). "Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders: Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma". Merck Manuals Professional Edition. Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  4. ^ Allan B. Wolfson, ed. (2005). Harwood-Nuss' Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine (4th ed.). pp. 307–8. ISBN 0-7817-5125-X. 
  5. ^ Scully, Crispian (2008). "Chapter 14: Soreness and ulcers". Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine: The Basis of Diagnosis and Treatment (2nd ed.). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone. pp. 131–139. ISBN 978-0-443-06818-8. 
  6. ^ Mayo Clinic Staff (8 August 2016). "Epiglottitis Symptoms". Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER). Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "Search results for: Odynophagia". Merck Manuals Professional Edition. Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Retrieved 28 February 2017.