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 +Dysphagia: Difficulty in swallowing, swallowing problems. Dysphagia is due to problems in nerve or muscle control. It is common, for example, after a stroke. Dysphagia compromises nutrition and hydration and may lead to aspiration pneumonia and dehydration. ​
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 +Phagein in Greek means to eat. Trouble eating.
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 +Common Misspellings:​ disphagia ​
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 +Dysphagia is the medical term for the symptom of difficulty in swallowing. Although classified under "​symptoms and signs" in ICD-10,[5] the term is sometimes used as a condition in it's own right. Sufferers are sometimes unaware of their dysphagia.
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 +It derives from the Greek root dys meaning difficulty or disordered, and phagia meaning "to eat". It is a sensation that suggests difficulty in the passage of solids or liquids from the mouth to the stomach. Dysphagia is distinguished from other symptoms including odynophagia,​ which is defined as painful swallowing, and globus, which is the sensation of a lump in the throat. A psychogenic dysphagia is known as phagophobia.
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 +**ICD 10**
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 +Dysphagia
 +Difficulty in swallowing  ​
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 +**ICD9**
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 +Dysphagia
 +787.2 is a non-specific code that cannot be used to specify a diagnosis
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 +Code first, if applicable, dysphagia due to late effect of cerebrovascular accident (438.82) ​
  
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