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Indigestion

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 4, 2024.

What is indigestion?

Indigestion, or dyspepsia, is stomach discomfort, feeling full quickly, or pain or burning in your esophagus or stomach. The cause may not be known.

What increases my risk for indigestion?

What other signs and symptoms may occur with indigestion?

How is indigestion diagnosed and treated?

You may need blood tests or an upper endoscopy to find out what is causing your indigestion. An upper endoscopy is a procedure to look at your esophagus and stomach with a scope. A scope is a long, bendable tube with a light and camera on the end of it. Healthcare providers may treat any underlying condition causing your indigestion. You may need to stop taking medicines that are causing your indigestion. You may also need medicines to help decrease the amount of acid in your stomach.

How can I manage my symptoms?

Treatment options

The following list of medications are in some way related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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When should I seek immediate care?

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

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