Signs and symptoms of gastritis
The most prominent symptoms are as follows:
Patients with acute gastritis usually have acute episodes of epigastric pain, which may wake up the patient from their sleep. Pain is sometimes very severe, and it is located in the epigastrium. Pain symptoms usually start after a huge, spicy, and oily meal or after alcohol consumption. In chronic gastritis, the pain may radiate to the back or the right hypochondrium.
On palpating the epigastrium, the patient feels tenderness, and there are guarding movements if the pain is severe.