I had one in "91. for me it was extreme fatigue and paleness. I never really had any pain, I did have some indigestion and lack of appetite and after a week of it, my employer who was a Dr. made me get on the exam table. I think I had about an 8 wk course of aggressive meds, and then a one year course of a daily maintenance drug.
knocked out the smoking, caffeine and drinking-and it never came back.
my diagnosis was just from exam and history, but you can have various other tests like an EGD or barium swallow with UGI. You may also have to have a rectal exam to test for GI bleeding.
at 9:07 AM on Nov. 19, 2009