Esophagitis symptoms
Esophagitis

Symptoms could include:

  • Heartburn typically occurs when contents from the stomach back up into the esophagus. This causes a burning sensation in the chest and a bitter taste in the throat or mouth. Heartburn may be prevented by avoiding foods and activities that cause it...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Chest pain is one of the most common reasons that people ages 15 and older visit the emergency room in the U.S. Chest pain varies from person to person. It may feel like a sharp, stabbing pain or a dull ache. While chest pain may be a sign of a se...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Canker sores or mouth ulcers are normally small lesions that develop in the mouth or at the base of the gums. They can make eating, drinking, and talking uncomfortable. Women and those with a family history of mouth ulcers stand a higher risk of d...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Painful swallowing is relatively common and experienced by people of all ages from time to time. This symptom can be caused by anything from a throat infection to a toothache. Difficulty swallowing along with pain is generally the sign of an infec...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Pain is a general term that describes uncomfortable sensations in the body, ranging from annoying to debilitating. Pain stems from activation of the nervous system and is highly subjective.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Tuberculosis (TB) is a highly infectious disease that primarily affects the lungs. A severe and long-lasting cough, fever, and night sweats could indicate an active TB infection.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A cough is a common reflex action that aims to clear the throat of mucus or foreign irritants. Coughing to clear the throat is typically an infrequent action, although there are a number of other conditions that can cause more frequent bouts of co...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is a sign that there is a problem in your digestive tract. Your digestive tract consists of the following organs: esophagus stomach small intestine large intestine or colon rectum anus GI bleeding can occur in any on...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The color of vomited blood varies depending on the amount of time the blood has been in the gastrointestinal system. If there is a delay in vomiting, blood will appear dark red, brown or black and precipitated blood clots produce the appearance of coffee ground like material.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • Coffee ground vomitus is vomit that looks like, and has the consistency of coffee grounds. It is usually the result of upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. The upper GI tract is made up of the stomach, mouth, throat, esophagus, and the beginning ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Vomiting blood (hematemesis) is the regurgitation of stomach contents mixed with blood, or the regurgitation of blood only. Vomiting blood sounds jarring, but in some cases, it may be triggered by minor causes such as swallowing blood from a mouth...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Swallowing difficulty is the inability to swallow foods or liquids with ease. People who have a hard time swallowing may choke on their food or liquid when trying to swallow. Another medical name for swallowing difficulty is dysphagia. This sympto...
    Source:HLCMS
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