Not all individuals who have gastritis will experience symptoms. However, the symptoms that do exist for the condition are similar to other inflammatory responses in the stomach. Why? Well, because the stomach lining is inflamed, it can wear down. The acid in the stomach then increases discomfort, often presenting as heartburn or indigestion.


  • Heartburn or indigestion in the upper stomach
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fullness 
  • Loss of appetite


Where is the pain located with gastritis?

The majority of pain and discomfort associated with gastritis is located in the stomach. These signs can include feelings of discomfort, burning, and pain. Other symptoms associated with gastritis, like heartburn and vomiting, can cause pain in other parts of the digestive tract like the esophagus as well.

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