Can Gastritis also cause upperstomach pain? ED Dr said no heart attack or PEs, thank goodness. I've had in past. Dr gave me Prilosec &Mallox. Any advice?

GASTROENTERITIS. Gastritis, or gastroenteritis (stomach flu) can indeed cause epigastric (per abdominal) pain as well as nausea and/or vomiting--probably related to something you ate. Treatment is appropriate. Gastroenteriis is usually self-limiting--that is, will cease to be a problem in 1-2 days.