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Esophageal Stricture

Esophageal stricture refers to the narrowing of the esophagus, often caused by acid flowing back from the stomach (reflux). The acid scars, then narrows the esophageal lining over time. This condition can lead to Barrett's esophagus.

  • Symptoms

    Esophageal stricture symptoms include:

    • Chest pain
    • Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
    • Painful swallowing
    • The feeling that an object is stuck in your throat
    • Bringing food back up (regurgitation)
    • Heartburn