• Alternative Names

    Inflammation - esophagus


    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)