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Children with dysphagia usually have trouble eating enough, leading to inadequate nutrition and failure to gain weight or grow properly.
What are the symptoms of dysphagia?
Children with dysphagia may have obvious symptoms or may have have some that are difficult to associate with swallowing trouble. There are many common symptoms of dysphagia, but each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:
How is dysphagia diagnosed?
Your physician will examine your child and obtain a medical history. You will be asked questions about how your child eats and any problems you notice during feeding.
Imaging tests may also be done to evaluate the mouth, throat, and esophagus. These tests can include:
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