What are the symptoms of reflux esophagitis?

Updated: May 28, 2020
  • Author: Deepika Devuni, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The history and physical examination findings vary according to the type of esophagitis present. Symptoms of reflux esophagitis (the most common type) may include the following:

  • Heartburn, or dyspepsia (the most common symptom)
  • Water brash [1]
  • Regurgitation
  • Other common symptoms include upper abdominal discomfort, nausea, bloating, and fullness
  • Less common symptoms are dysphagia, odynophagia, cough, hoarseness, wheezing, and hematemesis
  • Chest pain indistinguishable from that of coronary artery disease (CAD)

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