[PDF] The role of endoscopy in dyspepsia

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Publication date:
01 August 2015


Dyspepsia describes upper-abdominat discomfort and covers a range of symptoms including epigastric discomfort, bloating, anorexia, early satiety, belching or regurgitation, nausia, and heartburn. Dyspepsia symptoms commonly result in underlying disorders, such as peptic ulcer and gastroesophageal reflux disorder, for example. For the purposes of this document, dyspepsia is defined by the following 3 symptoms : postprandial fullness, early satiety, epigastric pain or buring. This guideline therefore, provides recommendations for when endoscopy should be used for diagnoses of structural disease, following non-invasive testing for Helicobacter pylori.