Nonulcer stomach pain
Nonulcer stomach pain is a term used to describe signs and symptoms of indigestion that have no obvious cause. Nonulcer stomach pain is also called functional dyspepsia (dis-PEP-see-uh) or nonulcer dyspepsia.
Nonulcer stomach pain is common and can be long lasting. Nonulcer stomach pain can cause signs and symptoms that resemble those of an ulcer, such as pain or discomfort in your upper abdomen, often accompanied by bloating, belching and nausea.
Many times it’s not clear what causes nonulcer stomach pain. Doctors consider it a functional disorder, which means it’s not necessarily caused by a specific disease.
Signs and symptoms of nonulcer stomach pain may include:
- A burning sensation or discomfort in your upper abdomen or lower chest, sometimes relieved by food or antacids
- An early feeling of fullness when eating
When to see a doctor
Make an appointment with your doctor if you experience persistent signs and symptoms that worry you.
Seek immediate medical attention if you experience:
- Bloody vomit
- Dark, tarry stools
- Shortness of breath
- Pain that radiates to your jaw, neck or arm