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Gastritis Symptoms & Diagnosis

Symptoms

Symptoms include:

  • Stomach pain
  • Indigestion
  • Burping
  • Hiccuping
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Bloody or black vomit
  • Dark black, tarry stools

Diagnosis

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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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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