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Barrett's Esophagus

Barrett's Esophagus | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

Barrett's esophagus itself does not cause symptoms. However, people with this condition almost always have symptoms from GERD.

GERD causes burning pain under the breastbone or in the upper abdomen. This pain is often called heartburn. It may increase when the person eats, bends over, or lies down. Antacids usually relieve the pain. Pain may increase at night or cause a person to wake up during the night. Other symptoms of GERD include the following:

  • belching a sour-tasting liquid
  • blood in the stool or vomit
  • chest pain
  • cough that does not go away
  • dental disease, such as erosion of tooth enamel
  • difficulty swallowing
  • hoarseness
  • loss of voice
  • nausea and vomiting
  • a need to constantly clear the throat
  • pneumonia
  • regurgitating stomach acids up into the throat
  • sore throat

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    Author: David J. Craner, MD
    Reviewer: Barbara Mallari, RN, BSN, PHN
    Date Reviewed: 08/09/01

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