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Epigastric pain

Epigastric pain: Introduction

Epigastric pain: Pain located in the upper and middle region of the abdomen. See detailed information below for a list of 93 causes of Epigastric pain, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Epigastric pain:

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

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Epigastric pain

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Causes of Types of Epigastric pain:

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Epigastric pain: Symptom Checker

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Epigastric pain Treatments

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Stories from Users for Epigastric pain

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Medications or substances causing Epigastric pain:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Epigastric pain 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 pain: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Epigastric pain

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Epigastric pain: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Epigastric pain

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart more »

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, more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In rare cases, this undiagnosed condition can be fatal. It should be considered 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 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 " more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack, whereas there are various less dangerous possibilities. After all, there 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 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 can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal effect). One 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 more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" 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 more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis) 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, irritable bowel syndrome, or GERD. more »

Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often fail to be diagnosed early. Some of the chronic lung diseases more »

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Epigastric pain: Related Rare Diseases

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Epigastric pain: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Epigastric pain

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How Common are these Causes of Epigastric pain?

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 pain. Of the 93 causes of Epigastric pain that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 9 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 87 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Epigastric pain:

The following list of conditions have 'Epigastric pain' 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 pain Based on Risk Factors

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

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Epigastric pain:

    Medical Conditions associated with Epigastric pain:

    Abdominal pain (2568 causes), Chest pain (1053 causes), Heartburn (163 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Heart symptoms (2927 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Chest symptoms (1355 causes), Burning symptoms (446 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Upper abdominal symptoms (2707 causes), Paresthesias (453 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Tingling (951 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Cardiovascular symptoms (3192 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Temperature symptoms (2497 causes), Esophagus symptoms (3079 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Epigastric pain:

    Abdominal pain (2568 causes), Reflux, Heartburn (163 causes), Chest pain (1053 causes), Pain abdomen, Abdominal discomfort (109 causes), Abdominal distention (68 causes), Bloating (201 causes), Peptic ulcer, Acidity, GERD (163 causes), Gastroesophageal reflux disease (163 causes)

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