Esophageal Ulcers Overview
What are esophageal ulcers?
A person with an esophageal ulcer has shallow erosions on the lining of the lower portion of the esophagus. This condition is usually associated with peptic ulcer disease and may be secondary to chronic reflux esophagitis. Long-term treatment with medications that can irritate the esophagus, such as aspirin, can also cause esophageal ulcers.
What are the symptoms of esophageal ulcers?
Symptoms of esophageal ulcers include nausea, vomiting, vomiting blood, chest pain, upper abdominal pain, and weight loss.
How does the doctor treat esophageal ulcers?
Treatment of esophageal ulcers include antacids, acid blocker medications, and surgery.
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