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what is epigastric distress? and its symptoms?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Epigastric Distsress: Epigastrium is the middle part of the abdomen between the rib cages. The upper adomen. Usually translates pain from the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, pancreas or colon or even gallbladder. Is very common to have discomfort there with gastroesophageal reflux, with gastritis or ulcers, or pancreatitis. Associated symptoms could be nausea and vomiting.
Answered on Feb 6, 2020
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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Pain: Pain in the mid upper part of the abdomen. This is not a name of a specific diagnosis, more a description of what is going on.
Answered on Jul 5, 2013
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