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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Feeling of Fullness After a Meal

Updated on Aug. 29, 2018

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced feeling of fullness after a meal. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  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
  3. 3.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.

    2-4 weeks with treatment

    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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  4. 4.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.

    This is a chronic condition but can be well managed with prescription medicines and adjustment in diet .

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea, stomach bloating, vomiting, pain below the ribs, feeling of fullness early in a meal
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Stomach Neoplasm

    Stomach neoplasm is a disease affecting that stomach that impairs it's ability to function properly.

    The treatment & prognosis for stomach neoplasm vary and are dependent on the disease severity.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea, loss of appetite, constipation, diarrhea
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.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.

    Highly variable. The disease progression depends on how long the tumors have been progressing, and what type of tissue they contain.

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, diarrhea, constipation
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Feeling of Fullness After a Meal

  • Q.Have you experienced any nausea?
  • Q.Are you burping more than usual?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do you currently smoke?

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Feeling of Fullness After a Meal Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced feeling of fullness after a meal have also experienced:

    • 9% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
    • 9% Stomach Bloating
    • 6% Feeling of Fullness Early in a Meal
  • People who have experienced feeling of fullness after a meal were most often matched with:

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