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Odynophagia and Dysphagia

October 5, 2007

OdynophagiaàPainful swallowingàwhen you have pain you say Ohhh!
DysphagiaàDifficulty swallowing

It is kind of a weird, because the term for painful menstruation is dys-menorrhea. Logically the term for painful swallowing should be dys-phagia, but in this case there is a different one, odyno-phagia. Don’t get confused.

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  1. January 8, 2008 11:34 pm

    Some patients may have non-obstructive esophageal dysphagia. The esophageal lumen appears normal on endoscopy or barium swallow but patients still complain of food hanging up in the esophagus.

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