- Stomach pain
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Bloody or black vomit
- Dark black, tarry stools
The doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done.
Tests may include:
- Upper GI Series (Barium Swallow) —a series of x-rays of the upper digestive system taken after drinking a barium solution
- Endoscopy —a thin, lighted tube inserted down the throat and into the stomach to examine the inside of the stomach
- Biopsy —removal of a sample of stomach tissue to examine in a lab.
- Blood, breath, or stool tests—to check for infection with the bacteria Helicobacter pylori
Upper GI Endoscopy
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