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Once the doctor has performed a thorough physical examination and reviewed the patient's medical history, medications may be prescribed to alleviate symptoms. If medications do not work, a doctor may refer the patient to a gastroenterologist, a physician who specializes in gastrointestinal disorders.
The gastroenterologist may recommend specialized tests to look for the cause and extent of the esophagitis. These tests include:
Treatment for esophagitis depends on its cause.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/26/2016
Bhupinder Anand, MD
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