Gastritis history and symptoms

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Aravind Reddy Kothagadi M.B.B.S[2]


It is important to reviews a patient's history regarding medications, alcohol intake, smoking, and other risk factors that may be associated with gastritis. Symptoms of gastritis may be silent or manifest as abdominal discomfort, nausea, vomiting, and/or gastrointestinal bleeding. Individuals with gastritis experience abdominal pain and gastric disturbances. Symptoms as a result of gastritis are upper abdominal pain or discomfort, dyspepsia (indigestion), nausea, vomiting of blood or dark brown/coffee-ground like vomitus, bloating sensation in the upper abdomen, belching, heartburn, loss of appetite, melena (dark stools), gastric hemorrhage, fever, lethargy, halitosis, epigastric pain or abdominal pain, early satiety, fatigue and diarrhea.




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  2. Testerman TL, Morris J (2014). "Beyond the stomach: an updated view of Helicobacter pylori pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment". World J Gastroenterol. 20 (36): 12781–808. doi:10.3748/wjg.v20.i36.12781. PMC 4177463. PMID 25278678.
  3. Garza-González E, Perez-Perez GI, Maldonado-Garza HJ, Bosques-Padilla FJ (2014). "A review of Helicobacter pylori diagnosis, treatment, and methods to detect eradication". World J Gastroenterol. 20 (6): 1438–49. doi:10.3748/wjg.v20.i6.1438. PMC 3925853. PMID 24587620.

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