Symptoms of stomach inflammation include a persistently upset stomach, vomiting, nausea and indigestion, according to WebMD. Other symptoms of stomach inflammation include a loss of appetite, pain in the abdomen, bloating and hiccups.
An inflamed stomach may cause some people to vomit blood or a substance that looks like coffee grounds, notes WebMD. At night or between meals, some people with stomach inflammation may experience a feeling of gnawing or burning in the stomach. Stomach inflammation may cause some people to pass black, tarry stools. Some people may not experience any symptoms due to stomach inflammation, and symptoms vary from person to person.
Seek medical treatment quickly if symptoms of stomach inflammation are experienced, as it can lead to severe blood loss and a higher chance of stomach cancer if left untreated, states WebMD. Stomach inflammation may be caused by some medications, chronic vomiting or alcohol abuse. Stomach inflammation may also be caused by a bacterial or viral infection, by pernicious anemia, or by backed up bile in the stomach.
Stomach inflammation can occur suddenly without warning, or it can happen gradually over time, according to WebMD. A physician may conduct a thorough physical examination and perform various tests to diagnose stomach inflammation and determine the right treatment.