Gastritis

  • Symptoms

    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 blood or coffee-ground like material

    Signs and tests

    Tests that may be needed are:

    • Complete blood count (CBC) to check for anemia or low blood count
    • Examination of the stomach with an endoscope (esophagogastroduodenoscopy or EGD)
    • H. pylori tests
    • Stool test to check for small amounts of blood in the stools, which may be a sign of bleeding in the stomach