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The symptom "dyspepsia" or "indigestion" is not usually accurate enough for a full diagnosis. People use the word indigestion to mean various abdominal symptoms such as gas, wind, diarrhea, heartburn, reflux, nausea, abdominal pain, abdominal discomfort, abdominal swelling, or other digestive symptoms. The causes of indigestion and these various digestive symptoms needs to be explored for more precise information....more »
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
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The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible
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Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Dyspepsia may include these symptoms:
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Dyspepsia. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
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Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over-diagnosed, whereas other...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of "good" bacteria that...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good"...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it...read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms of celiac disease). A variety of other chronic...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer,...read more »
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Indigestion, also known as upset stomach or dyspepsia, is a painful or burning feeling... (Source: excerpt from Indigestion: NIDDK)
A disorder of digestive function characterized by discomfort or heartburn or nausea
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
The list of organs typically affected by Dyspepsia may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Dyspepsia mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Dyspepsia. Of the 71 causes of Dyspepsia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Dyspepsia' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Dyspepsia based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Dyspepsia, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Subtypes of Dyspepsia:
Medical Conditions associated with Dyspepsia:
Indigestion (112 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Stomach symptoms (3217 causes), Esophageal symptoms (3079 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)
Symptoms related to Dyspepsia:
Acid reflux (26 causes), Indigestion (112 causes), Stomach ulcer, Esophagitis, Esophageal spasm, Gastritis (39 causes), Epigastric hernia, Liver abscess of left lobe, Pyloric stenosis, Bleeding peptic ulcer, Pancreatitis (68 causes), Hiatus hernia (23 causes), Zenker's degeneration
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