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Swallowing Difficulties

Swallowing Difficulties: Overview, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatments and More | Singapore General Hospital

Swallowing Difficulties - How to prevent?

Swallowing Difficulties - Causes and Risk Factors

Swallowing Difficulties - Diagnosis

The Speech Therapist will take a case history of your swallowing difficulties and assess your swallowing in the clinic. The therapist may send you for:

  • Videofluoroscopy
  • FEES (Fibreoptic Endoscopic Examination of Swallowing)

Videofluoroscopy

  • It is a swallowing assessment using a x-ray so that we can see you chewing and swallowing the food and liquids.
  • You will be asked to eat small amounts of a soft food, biscuit / bread, thickened liquid and liquid. A white powder called barium will be mixed into the food so that we can see the food when you swallow it.
  • The examination will be recorded on videotape so that the speech therapist can review the tape later and also show it to the patient.

FEES (Fibreoptic Endoscopic Examination of Swallowing)

  • This is a swallowing examination using a fiberoptic endoscope.
  • The scope is inserted through you nose to enable the examiner to see your throat.
  • You will be given some food and liquids mixed with blue food colouring to eat/drink so that we can assess your swallowing.

Swallowing Difficulties - Preparing for surgery

Swallowing Difficulties - Post-surgery care

Swallowing Difficulties - Other Information

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