Symptoms of Epigastric Pain

The following features are indicative of Epigastric Pain:
  • stomach ache
  • weight loss
  • bloody stools
  • fever
  • swelling of the abdomen
  • persistent nausea
  • vomiting

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Common Causes of Epigastric Pain

The following are the most common causes of Epigastric Pain:
  • gastroenteritis
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • cystitis
  • diabetic ketoacidosis
  • appendicitis
  • kidney stones
  • pneumonia
  • peptic ulcer

Risk Factors for Epigastric Pain

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Epigastric Pain:
  • urinary tract infection

Prevention of Epigastric Pain

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Epigastric Pain. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • limit foods that produce gas
  • take plenty of water
  • exercise regularly
  • eat small meals more frequently

Occurrence of Epigastric Pain

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Epigastric Pain cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Very common > 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

Epigastric Pain can occur at any age.

Common Gender

Epigastric Pain can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Epigastric Pain

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Epigastric Pain:
  • Complete blood count: To get information about number of cells in patient's blood
  • Liver function test: To get information about the state of a patient's liver
  • Abdominal x-ray: To detect bowel obstruction

Doctor for Diagnosis of Epigastric Pain

Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Epigastric Pain:
  • General Surgeon

Complications of Epigastric Pain if untreated

It is not know if Epigastric Pain causes complications if left untreated.

Self-care for Epigastric Pain

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Epigastric Pain:
  • Avoid solid food for the first few hours: Help prevent complications of abdominal pain
  • Take plenty of liquids: Help increase the passage of stools

Time for Treatment of Epigastric Pain

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Epigastric Pain to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • In 1 - 4 weeks

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Epigastric Pain.

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