The chances that you will have problems from an esophagus test are rare.
- You may get a nosebleed.
- You may have irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias).
- The tube may go down the windpipe (trachea) instead of the esophagus as it is being inserted.
- You may vomit material from your stomach and then breathe it into your lungs (aspiration).
- The tube may make a hole in the esophagus (perforation).
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference April 25, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology