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Gastritis - chronic

  • Alternative Names

    Chronic gastritis


    Symptoms
    • Upper abdominal pain, possibly made worse by eating
    • Dark stools
    • Indigestion
    • Loss of appetite
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Vomiting blood or coffee-ground like material

    Many people with chronic gastritis have no symptoms of the condition.


    Signs and tests
    • Complete blood count (CBC) showing anemia
    • EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) and biopsy showing gastritis
    • Stool guaiac test to check for blood in the stools