Esophageal Ulcer Symptoms

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Esophagitis is the inflammation of the esophagus (the muscular tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach).

The two principal types of esophagitis are corrosive esophagitis and reflux esophagitis.

Corrosive esophagitis is caused by swallowing of caustic chemicals (acid or lye) accidentally or in a suicide attempt. The severity of the inflammation depends on the type, amount, and concentration of caustic chemical swallowed.

Immediately after swallowing such a chemical, there is severe...

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