What is painful swallowing?

Also known as: pain when swallowing, difficulty swallowing, odynophagia

If a patient experiences any discomfort or pain when swallowing, this can be classified as painful swallowing. It may occur anywhere from the neck to the breastbone and feel like a burning or squeezing sensation.

Reviewed by: Yamilet Tirado

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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