Esophageal Erosion Symptoms

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Alternative Names

Inflammation - esophagus


Symptoms

The infection or irritation may cause the esophagus to become inflamed. Ulcers may form. Symptoms may include:

  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Painful swallowing
  • Heartburn (acid reflux)
  • Hoarseness
  • Sore throat

Signs and tests

The doctor may perform the following tests:

  • Upper GI series (barium swallow x-ray)
  • Removal of a piece of tissue from the esophagus for examination (biopsy)

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