Many people with gastritis do not have any symptoms.
Symptoms you may notice are:
Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Pain in the upper part of the belly or abdomen
If gastritis is causing bleeding from the lining of the stomach, symptoms may include:
- Black stools
Vomiting bloodor coffee-ground like material
Signs and tests
Tests that may be needed are:
Complete blood count(CBC) to check for anemiaor low blood count
- Examination of the stomach with an endoscope (esophagogastroduodenoscopy or
- Stool test to check for small amounts of blood in the stools, which may be a sign of bleeding in the stomach
Review Date: 01/31/2011
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; George F Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program San Diego, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.