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What are the symptoms of functional dyspepsia?

Lawrence S. Friedman, MD
Gastroenterology
The Rome III criteria (diagnostic criteria for all functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders) state that functional dyspepsia (FD) -- persistent upper abdominal pain or discomfort for which there is no identifiable cause -- must include one or more of the following for the past three months, with symptoms beginning at least six months before diagnosis:
  • bothersome feeling of fullness after eating
  • early feeling of fullness
  • pain in the upper abdomen
  • burning in the upper abdomen, and no evidence of structural disease (including at upper endoscopy) that is likely to explain the symptoms.

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