I have pain in my esophagus when I swallow and
Less likely to be cancer
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It is less likely to be cancer.
Painful swallowing occurs when the esophagus is inflamed or ulcerated.
You probably have esophagitis.
A repeat endoscopy may be done to see whether you have esophagitis.
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Oesophagal cancer is less likely. This is because about a year ago, the oesophagus was normal as per endoscopy and one year is too short a period to develop oesophagal cancer without any preexisting lesion in the oesophagus.
Painful swallowing is a symptom which occurs when the lining of the oesophagus is inflamed or eroded. Inflamed oesophagus occurs in esophagitis.
So kindly get a repeat endoscopy done.
Meanwhile, you can take Prilosec and Gaviscon for relief.
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