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Is balloon dilation of the lower esophageal sphincter painful?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Could be

Dilation is a controlled tear. Some patients do experience chest pain after a dilation.
Severe pain is worrisome for too large a tear or perforation of the esopaghus.

In brief: Could be

Dilation is a controlled tear. Some patients do experience chest pain after a dilation.
Severe pain is worrisome for too large a tear or perforation of the esopaghus.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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