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Epigastric discomfort

Epigastric discomfort: Introduction

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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Causes of Epigastric discomfort:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Epigastric discomfort. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Epigastric discomfort

Home Diagnostic Testing and Epigastric discomfort

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Causes of Types of Epigastric discomfort:

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Epigastric discomfort: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Epigastric discomfort, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Epigastric discomfort Treatments

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Epigastric discomfort: Animations

Medications or substances causing Epigastric discomfort:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Epigastric discomfort as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Epigastric discomfort: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Epigastric discomfort may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Epigastric discomfort

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Epigastric discomfort: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Epigastric discomfort

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,...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...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...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)....read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal...read more »

Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps, particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes. However, there are also various other causes. See causes of leg...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...read more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple...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 »

Epigastric discomfort: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Epigastric discomfort: Related Rare Diseases

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Epigastric discomfort: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Epigastric discomfort

The list below shows some of the causes of Epigastric discomfort mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Epigastric discomfort?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Epigastric discomfort. Of the 44 causes of Epigastric discomfort that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 8 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 4 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 39 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Epigastric discomfort:

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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Causes of Epigastric discomfort Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Epigastric discomfort based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Epigastric discomfort:

    Medical Conditions associated with Epigastric discomfort:

    Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Upper abdominal symptoms (2707 causes)

    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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