Feeling of Fullness Early in a Meal Symptom, Causes & Questions

Understand your feeling of fullness early in a meal symptoms, including 6 causes & common questions.

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  1. 6 Possible Causes
  2. Real-Life Stories
  3. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  4. Statistics
  5. Related Articles

6 Possible Feeling Of Fullness Early In A Meal Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced feeling of fullness early in a meal. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Indigestion (dyspepsia)

Indigestion, also called upset stomach, dyspepsia, or functional dyspepsia, is not a disease but a collection of very common symptoms. Note: Heartburn is a separate condition.

Common causes are eating too much or too rapidly; greasy or spicy foods; overdoing caffeine, alcohol, or carbonated beverages; smoking; and anxiety. Some antibiotics, pain relievers, and vitamin/mineral supplements can cause indigestion.

The most common symptoms are pain, discomfort, and bloating in the upper abdomen soon after eating.

Indigestion that lasts longer than two weeks, and does not respond to simple treatment, may indicate a more serious condition. Upper abdominal pain that radiates to the jaw, neck, or arm is a medical emergency.

Diagnosis is made through patient history and physical examination. If the symptoms began suddenly, laboratory tests on blood, breath, and stool may be ordered. Upper endoscopy or abdominal x-ray may be done.

For functional dyspepsia – "ordinary" indigestion – treatment and prevention are the same. Eating five or six smaller meals per day with lighter, simpler food; managing stress; and finding alternatives for some medications will provide relief.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: nausea, stomach bloating, dyspeptic symptoms, bloating after meals, vomiting

Symptoms that always occur with indigestion (dyspepsia): dyspeptic symptoms

Symptoms that never occur with indigestion (dyspepsia): vomiting (old) blood or passing tarry stools, rectal bleeding, bloody diarrhea, fever

Urgency: Self-treatment

Functional dyspepsia/indigestion

Indigestion, also known as dyspepsia, is a condition that causes pain or discomfort in the stomach after eating. In some cases, indigestion also causes heartburn, burping, and nausea. Indigestion or dyspepsia is a very common complaint and in most cases there is no serious underlying cause. This is when doctors call it 'functional'.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: stomach bloating, nausea, dyspeptic symptoms, bloating after meals, vomiting

Symptoms that always occur with functional dyspepsia/indigestion: dyspeptic symptoms

Symptoms that never occur with functional dyspepsia/indigestion: vomiting (old) blood or passing tarry stools, rectal bleeding, bloody diarrhea, fever

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Stomach ulcer

A peptic ulcer is a sore in the lining of the stomach or the first part of your small intestine (the duodenum), which causes pain following meals or on an empty stomach.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, moderate abdominal pain, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps)

Symptoms that never occur with stomach ulcer: pain in the lower left abdomen

Urgency: Primary care doctor

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Gastroparesis (delayed gastric emptying)

Gastroparesis is a condition that causes nausea and vomiting. It can also make you feel full too soon after you start eating. It happens because the stomach takes too long to empty and does not move food along through your body fast enough.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: nausea, stomach bloating, vomiting, pain below the ribs, feeling of fullness early in a meal

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Stomach neoplasm

A neoplasm, or tumor, can be benign/non-cancerous, or it can be malignant/cancer. Since benign stomach tumors are mostly harmless polyps that often go unnoticed, the term stomach neoplasm usually refers to stomach cancer. Because stomach cancer usually goes undetected until an advanced st...

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Tumor of the digestive tract

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are a very rare type of tumor that originates in the walls of the stomach and small intestine. While these tumors can cause symptoms such as stomach pain and bloody feces, 1/4 of cases have no symptoms and are discovered accidentally.

Rarity: Ultra rare

Top Symptoms: fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, diarrhea, constipation

Urgency: Primary care doctor

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Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Feeling Of Fullness Early In A Meal

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • Have you experienced any nausea?
  • What is your body mass?
  • Are your symptoms worse during the late afternoon or night?
  • Any fever today or during the last week?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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Feeling Of Fullness Early In A Meal Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced feeling of fullness early in a meal have also experienced:

  • 9% Nausea
  • 8% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
  • 7% Stomach Bloating

People who have experienced feeling of fullness early in a meal were most often matched with:

  • 50% Stomach Ulcer
  • 37% Functional Dyspepsia/Indigestion
  • 12% Indigestion (Dyspepsia)

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from Buoy Assistant (a.k.a. the quiz).

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