make sure that gastritis is the main culprit of your stomach pain, see a
doctor! There is usually no special test to diagnose mild gastritis. Many
times, doctors are able to make a diagnosis of the condition by performing a
physical exam and taking your medical history.
if your pain and other symptoms don’t improve or even get worse, your doctor
can arrange a number of tests. In such case, you may need to have some of the
following tests to confirm the exact cause of your problem:
- Blood tests. They can reveal
whether or not you have anemia. They may also help detect H-pylori infection.
- Sometimes blood tests are not
accurate enough to identify H-pylori infection. Therefore, other tests such as a
breath test or a stool test may be required.
- Endoscopy, a procedure to look
inside your abdomen by inserting a flexible, thin telescope down through the esophagus.
It can help find any inflammation or other signs of abnormality in your
- And if necessary, biopsy – a
procedure in which a few small samples of your stomach lining are removed so your
doctor can observe them more clearly at under the microscope.