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- Difficulty swallowing
- Pain when swallowing
- Unintentional weight loss
- Regurgitation of food—when food flows back from the stomach into the esophagus or mouth
- Esophageal stricture may cause large chunks of food to get stuck in the esophagus
Proton Pump Inhibitors
- See your doctor if you have GERD.
- Treat any other high risk cause as directed by your doctor
- Avoid ingesting corrosive substances.
- Keep corrosive substances locked up and away from children.
American Academy of Family Physicians http://familydoctor.org
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy http://www.askasge.org
Canadian Association of Gastroenterology http://www.cag-acg.org
Canadian Medical Association Journal http://www.cmaj.ca
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Oesophageal strictures, webs, and rings. Patient.co.uk website. Available at: http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/Oesophageal-Strictures-Webs-and-Rings.htm . Updated March 18, 2011. Accessed July 15, 2013.
Understanding esophageal dilation. American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy website. Available at: http://www.asge.org/patients/patients.aspx?id=392 . Accessed July 15, 2013.
- Reviewer: Daus Mahnke, MD; Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 07/2013 -
- Update Date: 05/11/2013 -
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