Symptoms of an Esophageal Stricture

Symptoms of an esophageal stricture vary, depending on the cause and the narrowness of the stricture. Symptoms include:

  • Heartburn
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
  • Pain when swallowing
  • Feeling that food is “stuck” in the esophagus
  • Choking
  • Burping or hiccuping
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Malnutrition
  • Regurgitation (the return of partially digested food from the stomach to the mouth)