For an accurate diagnosis if stomach problems it is important to consider the nature of the pain, its intensity, localization, radiation (impact to adjacent organs), the time of occurrence. These and other signs made to make further targeted survey.
In acute gastritis associated with poisoning or overeating, the pain appears a few hours after a meal. An unpleasant, sharp, spastic sensations are localized in the epigastric region (above the navel) and are accompanied by nausea, rarely vomiting, and diarrhea.
In gastritis with high acidity pain in the stomach occurs after meals. The speed of its manifestation associated with momentary irritation, damaged gastric juice. Most often, the pain associated heartburn and sour belching.
Gastritis with low acidity accompanied by a dull, unbearable pain. They appear after 40-60 minutes after eating and associated with weak digestive process. Stagnant in the stomach, food undergoes a process of fermentation, resulting in bloating, belching rotten, heaviness and nausea.
Chronic gastritis is manifested by the periodic occurrence of low, aching, dull pain. However, in the off-season, when the disease often worsens symptoms can resemble for acute gastritis, which is characterized by twisting, spasmodic pain.
For stomach ulcers, severe pain occurs immediately after meal or within an hour. Intolerable pain in the epigastrium with simultaneously developed weakness, protruding sticky with sweat and deterioration of health can occur when the perforated ulcer that occurs quite often.