Severe gastritis is possible when the stomach is viewed without symptoms being present and may be present despite only minor changes in the stomach lining.
Seniors have a higher likelihood of developing painless stomach damage.
They may have no symptoms at all, such as an absence of vomiting or pain, until they are suddenly taken ill with internal bleeding.
Pain in the upper abdomen is the most common symptom. The pain is usually in the upper central portion of the abdomen, the "pit" of the stomach.
Gastritis pain can occur in the left upper portion of the abdomen and in the back. The pain seems to travel from the belly to the back.
The pain is typically vague, but can be a sharp pain. Belching either doesn't relieve pain or only relieves it for a moment.
The vomit is either clear, green or yellow, has a bloody streak in it, or is completely bloody, depending on the severity of inflammation. Bloating and a feeling of fullness or burning in the upper abdomen are also signs of moderate gastritis.
Severe gastritis presents pallor, sweating, rapid heart beat, feeling faint or short of breath, severe chest or stomach pain, vomiting large amounts of blood, or bloody or dark, sticky, foul-smelling bowel movements.
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