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Pain in the chest while swallowing. Gastroscopy suggested. Is this medicine induced esophagitis?

When I swallow, I feel pain just below my chest. Is this pill induced esophagitis? because days ago I took a clyndamycin without water and after a few minutes i really felt pain. I already went to a doctor and requested me to have gastroscopy and I am having doubts because it is expensive. What should I do? can you give me medication if this is really a pill induced esophagitis? thank you very much.
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Thank you for the query.

It can be an inflammation caused by pill stuck in the esophagus. But it can also be the first symptom of esophagus cancer (especially that this is not the first time). That is why it should not be neglected and gastroscopy is a very good idea and this is what should be done at first. If nothing wrong will be found, Omeprasole (or other proton pump inhibitor) should be helpful as well as increased mineral water intake.
Other possible reason of such symptom is Zencers diverticulum what will be also seen in the gastroscopy.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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