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Esophageal Stricture

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

What is an esophageal stricture?

An esophageal stricture is a narrowing of your esophagus. Inflammation or damage to your esophagus may cause scar tissue that leads to narrowing.

What increases my risk for an esophageal stricture?

What are the signs and symptoms of an esophageal stricture?

How is an esophageal stricture diagnosed?

How is an esophageal stricture treated?

Treatment for esophageal stricture depends on its cause. You may also need any of the following:

How can I manage my symptoms?

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

When should I seek immediate care or call 911?

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