What they discovered, during my 1st endoscopy, was that I had an 'Inlet Patch' in
that hurt. An inlet patch is part of your stomach
lining that is growing in
your esophagus. At that time, they said I was probably born with it, and it should not be causing the pain I was feeling. I had no problem with any symptoms until I was middle aged and suddenly had severe symptoms, probably brought on by reflux.