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Dysphagia and odynophagia

Dysphagia and odynophagia – 12Healthy.com

It is the clinical name of pain to swallow, either liquid or solid. Big tumors, either benign or malignant, can cause this problem. Patients may have difficulty opening and closing the mouth, and the tumor usually causes pain while swallowing (odynophagia) or obstruction in the process of swallowing (dysphagia). A torus can cause a problem with mastication and lead to ill-fitting dentures. Moreover, if the patient has ulcerative changes in the case of carcinoma, they will also report dysphagia and odynophagia. Carcinoma of the tongue can cause pain while chewing and during the process of swallowing.