When should I contact my doctor about dysarthria symptoms?

Call the doctor when it becomes difficult to speak. Call immediately if there are signs of choking, repeated coughing, or symptoms of pneumonia.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 09/25/2017.


  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Dysarthria. Accessed 10/25/2017.
  • Merck Manual. Dysarthria. Accessed 10/25/2017.

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