Epigastric Pain Differentials

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GI causes include Peptic Ulcer Disease PUD see peptic ulcer disease whether from reflux or secondary causes such as increased pressure from external source i.e., hiatal hernia, mass , pancreatitis, gallbladder disease see Right-upper quadrant pain and esophagitis infectious or other ..The evaluation of abdominal pain requires an understanding of the possible mechanisms responsible for pain, a broad differential of common causes, and recognition of typical patterns and clinical presentations. This topic reviews the etiologies of abdominal pain in adults. The emergent and non-urgent .