Glossary On Symptoms of Gastritis

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire

If you have any of these smoky presentations, its time you evaluate yourself for gastritis… in all probability your stomach may actually be on fire!

Listed here are some of the commonest features of gastritis:

  • Burning pain or vague, gnawing pain in the upper abdomen that may get better or worse after eating
  • Pain may sometimes be located in the left upper portion of the abdomen and in the back. The pain may seem to travel right through the abdomen to the back.
  • Occasionally there may be sharp, stabbing, cutting pain
  • Fullness in the abdomen after eating
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Some loss of weight in the long run due to decrease appetite
  • Bloated sensation in the abdomen
  • Belching
  • Blood in the vomit or black stools may indicate bleeding in the stomach and should not be neglected

The presentation may vary in acute and chronic cases. Acute cases usually present with increased severity of burning and can result in nausea and vomiting. Chronic cases generally have a gradual loss of appetite, fullness after eating, dull pain or no pain at all.

All symptoms that last for more than a week should definitely be reported to the doctor and treatment sought promptly.