Symptoms of Functional Dyspepsia

Symptoms of functional dyspepsia will vary from one patient to another and in severity at different times, but they may include:

  • Uncomfortable fullness after a meal

  • Loss of appetite after eating a small amount

  • Pain in the stomach 

  • Burning in the stomach

  • Nausea (the feeling that you might vomit)

  • Vomiting

  • Burping

  • Bloating (a sensation of excess gas in the belly)

  • Distention (visible swelling of the abdomen or “looking pregnant”)

  • Sitophobia (a fear of eating as this leads to symptoms or worsening of symptoms)

Consult your physician if these symptoms last more than two weeks or if they are accompanied by any additional symptoms, including: 

  • Unintentional weight loss

  • Vomiting with blood

  • Black, tarry stools

  • Fatigue or weakness

  • Trouble swallowing

  • Inability to eat and/or dehydration