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Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: Understanding Pain and Discomfort in Functional GI Disorders

Pain, a burning or otherwise uncomfortable sensation in the upper abdomen, nausea, or fullness - all of these are symptoms many patients list when they seek medical advice. While we may think of ulcers, gallstones or perhaps inflammation of the pancreas as the cause, all too often even extensive and sophisticated testing does not show any abnormalities. So, why do all these persons feel pain or any of the other symptoms they report?

Topics: Dyspepsia, pain in upper abdomen or chest, Fact Sheet, Inflammation, Lower Abdominal Pain, Pelvic Pain, Pain Management, Research

About the Author

  • Klaus Bielefeldt, MD, PhD

    Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

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