Table 2

Dyspepsia subgroups based on the predominant or most bothersome symptoms, according to the Rome II working team20

• Ulcer-like dyspepsia
    Pain centred in the upper abdomen is the predominant (most bothersome) symptom
• Dysmotility-like dyspepsia
    An unpleasant or troublesome non-painful sensation (discomfort) centred in the upper abdomen is the predominant symptom; this sensation may be characterised by or associated with upper abdominal fullness, early satiety, bloating, belching, or nausea
• Unspecified dyspepsia
    Cannot be classified as above