What Does It Mean When Your Upper Stomach Hurts And Burns?

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Alternative Names

GI series; Barium swallow x-ray; Upper GI series


Normal Values

The esophagus, stomach, and small intestine are normal in size, shape, and movement.

Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results.


What abnormal results mean
  • In the esophagus, abnormal results may mean:
    • Achalasia
    • Diverticula
    • Esophageal cancer
    • Esophageal narrowing (stricture) - benign
    • Hiatal hernia
    • Ulcers
  • In the stomach, abnormal...
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