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5 Potential Feeling of Fullness Early in a Meal Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Indigestion (Dyspepsia)

    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. Every year, about 1 in every 4 people will experience an episode of dyspepsia, of which most cases do not have a serious underlying cause.

    These symptoms are likely to resolve, if they persist you should discuss this with your primary care physician.

    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
  2. 2.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'.

    Symptoms of indigestion often come and go and may be chronic. Usually treatment includes medicines that neutralize or diminish stomach acid production or medicines that relief nausea.

    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

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  3. 3.Intestinal Malrotation

    Intestinal malrotation is a congenital (present at birth) condition that is caused by abnormal rotation of the intestines as they are formed in the belly. However, symptoms might not appear until adulthood.

    Variable prognosis, consultation with a digestive tract specialist (gastroenterologist) is required.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    abdominal pain (stomach ache), abdominal pain that comes and goes, nausea, constipation, diarrhea
    Symptoms that never occur with intestinal malrotation:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  4. 4.Uterine Fibroids

    Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors in the uterus. They are common in women of childbearing age.

    Treatment ranges from medication to surgical removal of the fibroid.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal bleeding, pelvis pain, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps), painful periods, irregular period
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Uterine Fibroids

    Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors in the uterus. They are common in women of childbearing age.

    Treatment ranges from medication to surgical removal of the fibroid.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal bleeding, pelvis pain, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps), painful periods, irregular period
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Feeling of Fullness Early in a Meal

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do you currently smoke?
  • Q.Have you experienced any nausea?
  • Q.Have you lost your appetite recently?

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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:

    • 8% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
    • 8% Nausea
    • 7% Stomach Bloating
  • People who have experienced feeling of fullness early in a meal were most often matched with:

    • 36% Indigestion (Dyspepsia)
    • 10% Functional Dyspepsia / Indigestion
    • 3% Intestinal Malrotation
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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