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Epigastric discomfort: discomfort in the upper central region of the abdomen. See detailed information below for a list of 44 causes of Epigastric discomfort, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible
causes of Epigastric discomfort as a symptom.
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including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
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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...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 aid digestion, and...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" bacteria in the gut. This leads to "...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an infectious diarrheal illness (i.e. ...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...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, ...read more »
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The following list of conditions have 'Epigastric discomfort' 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 Epigastric discomfort based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
Medical Conditions associated with Epigastric discomfort:
Symptoms related to Epigastric discomfort:
Pain abdomen, Abdominal discomfort (109 causes), Abdominal distention (68 causes), Bloating (201 causes), Peptic ulcer, Acidity, GERD (163 causes), Gastroesophageal reflux disease (163 causes), Heart burn (163 causes)
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