He was presented with the complaints of epigastric pain
and malena and had no other bleeding manifestations.
They were inquired about the duration of symptoms, post prandial discomfort, epigastric pain
, early satiety, presence of warning symptoms like reduced appetite, weight loss, and GI bleed.
In our case, the patient had only non-specific epigastric pain
, whereas he had been hospitalized three times for urinary tract infection.
A poverty-stricken 32-year-old primigravida presented at 32 weeks of gestation with moderate to severe, nonradiating epigastric pain
apparently without any obvious relieving factor, including H2 blockers.
In PLGs (-) group 19 patients had dyspepsia, 18 patients had right upper quadrant or epigastric pain
, and 8 patients had no symptom where as in PLGs (+) group 11 patients had dyspepsia, 16 patients had right upper quadrant or epigastric pain
, and 10 patients had no symptom.
A 40-year-old female patient with diabetes of 12 years' duration, with poor drug compliance and clinic follow-up, presented to us at the accident and emergency department of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital with a 4-month history of rapid progressive weight loss, burning sensations in the feet, abdominal swelling, and constipation with occasional episodes of epigastric pain
4) Total 71(100) * Three patients with recurrent abdominal pain also had epigastric pain
These patients usually have more severe systemic symptoms such as fever, weight loss, epigastric pain
, neuropsychiatrie symptoms, or bone pain.
A 34-year-old female patient presented to our Surgical Outpatient Department with epigastric pain
since 6 months.
A 4-year-old girl with influenza presented with epigastric pain
According to the Rome III criteria, functional dyspepsia is defined as the presence of early satiation, postprandial fullness, epigastric pain
and epigastric burning in the absence of organic, systemic or metabolic disease that is likely to explain the symptoms1.
Functional dyspepsia is defined by the presence of postprandial fullness, early satiety, epigastric pain
or burning, and no evidence of structural disease.