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Abdominal fullness prematurely after meals
Alternative namesEarly satiety
DefinitionSatiety is the satisfied feeling of being full after eating. Early satiety is feeling full sooner than normal or after eating less than usual.
ConsiderationsEarly satiety can occur from numerous causes.
Home CareFollow your health care provider's recommendations. A liquid diet may be helpful. A detailed diet log (recording what was eaten, how much, and when) may be needed. Small, frequent meals may be more tolerable than large, less frequent meals. A diet high in fat may worsen the feeling.
Call your health care provider if
The medical history will be obtained and a physical examination performed.
Medical history questions documenting this symptom in detail may include:
Diagnostic tests that may be performed include:
You may want to add a diagnosis related to early satiety to your personal medical record.
Update Date: 1/26/2004Sreeni Jonnalagadda, M.D., Interventional and Pancreatobiliary Endoscopy, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT