- Patient has chronic persistent epigastric pain.
- Patient also has bloating after meals.
- Thorough evaluation shows no organic disease.
- It is inflammation of the lining of the stomach.
- Common causes include excessive alcohol consumption and prolonged use of NSAIDs.
- Upper central abdominal pain is common symptom. Pain may be of dull, vague and burning type.
Gastro esophageal reflux disease:
- It is due to mucosal damage caused by acid coming up from stomach into the esophagus.
- Most common symptom include heartburn i.e. burning sensation in the chest behind breastbone or in upper central abdomen.
- Regurgitation is also common, usually characterized by the presence of blood or undigested food.
- It is inflammation of the gallbladder (a small organ present behind the liver which plays a role in production of bile).
- Usually people develop biliary colic i.e. abdominal pain in the right upper quadrant and epigastrium that is episodic in nature. It usually occurs after eating greasy and fatty foods.
- It is a rare condition.
- Person may experience abdominal pain and diarrhea. Usually person experience chronic diarrhea, including fatty stools (Steatorrhea).
- Pain in the oesophagus, more between and after food at night.