This information was reviewed and approved by
Luette S. Morton, MD (10/1/2012).
Many of the symptoms of Barrett's Esophagus are similar to the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Signs and symptoms of GERD include:
Sour taste in the mouth
Pain occurring in the middle of the chest or stomach
Increased trouble breathing while asleep
Silent GERD (no symptoms)
These symptoms may actually decrease with Barrett's Esophagus due to the difference in cells where the esophagus meets the stomach. In addition, some patients may have esophageal peptic ulcers and strictures (narrowing of the esophagus from scarring).