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Feeling Of Fullness (Definition)

A feeling of fullness is a symptom if the person has not eaten much (otherwise, it may be normal), but feels full. The sensation of fullness can be due to digestive problems, reflux esophagitis, peptic ulcer disease, delayed ...Read more


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I have a feeling of fullness in between my ribs above my stomach--what is this?

I have a feeling of fullness in between my ribs above my stomach--what is this?

See your doctor: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more

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Ultrasound shows thickened stomach wall. Can this be a reason for feeling of fullness and pain under right rib area?

Ultrasound shows thickened stomach wall. Can this be a reason for feeling of fullness and pain under right rib area?

Feeling full: Not likely. But discuss with your Dr. Who knows you and area best. The causes of full stomach may be different over there. ...Read more

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Don't feel hungry, bloating, fatigue and pain under right rib cage when pressed also pain left under ribcage into back. Feeling of fullness.

Don't feel hungry, bloating, fatigue and pain under right rib cage when pressed also pain left under ribcage into back. Feeling of fullness.

Gall bladder: Although there are many potential causes, your symptoms could potentially be consistent with a problem within your gall bladder. Consider being seen for a check yo with your primary care doctor would probably be a good place to start. ...Read more

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Feeling of fullness under right rib cage and tenderness when pressing on right side below sternum I have a sensation of fullness under the right ribcage and tenderness when I press on the center-to-right part of my abdomen under my sternum. This tendernes

Feeling of fullness under right rib cage and tenderness when pressing on right side below sternum I have a sensation of fullness under the right ribcage and tenderness when I press on the center-to-right part of my abdomen under my sternum. This tendernes

Hello.: Hello. I will try to be as helpful as I can but I can’t diagnose your symptoms. We can go through possible symptoms of problems with the gallbladder or pancreas.
Cholecystitis begins as intermittent pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. Overtime the pain worsens and becomes constant. The pain can also be referred to the shoulder blade in the back. It usually increases after eating fatty or greasy foods. Other symptoms can include a mild fever, tenderness or enlargement of the gallbladder, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting.
Gall stones may cause no symptoms in some people. It can cause cramping pain in the right upper abdominal quadrant and in the upper abdominal midline if a large gallstone obstructs the common bile duct or the cystic duct. This pain can become constant and can also be referred to just below the shoulder blade. This can be accompanied by a fever, nausea, vomiting, light or clay colored feces, and yellow color of the eyes or skin.
There are many different types of diseases of the liver. These can include: hepatitis, too much iron or too much copper deposited in the liver, fatty liver disease and viruses just to skim the surface.
Acute pancreatitis can cause upper abdominal pain that radiates to the back and worsens after eating fatty foods. It can be associated with nausea, vomiting, fever and abdominal tenderness and swelling. Chronic pancreatitis has similar symptoms and can be accompanied by weight loss and extremely severe pain.
I have only touched the tip of the ice berg. Gastroenterologists are experts in this area and the best place to fine tune this type of diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can I do to address a feeling of fullness in the chest and neck / throat area?

What can I do to address a feeling of fullness in the chest and neck / throat area?

Chest pressure: I am concerned in a 44 year old that chest fullness that can also involve the neck can be coronary artery disease. This must be excluded first. If that is not the cause then look to the digestive and respiratory track and for structural causes with your physician. ...Read more

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Age 17, female, chest (breastbone) pain, extreme bloating, constipation, hard/painful abdomen to touch, nausea, and feeling of fullness. Any possible causes for someone of my age? Symptoms started to develop around a year ago.

Pain upper abdomen: Not knowing if this is constant or related to food your pain appears to be in the upper abdomen with referred pain to sternum, fullness and tenderness. Stomache and Gall bladder disease can occur at your age depending on weight, eating habits and lipid levels. You need to see a Gastro Enterologist and get a checkup for blood in stool, ultrasound abdomen, CT scan & upper GI studies. Good luck ...Read more

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Had an endoscopy, diagnosed with erythema in antrum fundus and bile reflux can these make a feeling of fullness in chest and stomach after meals?

Had an endoscopy, diagnosed with erythema in antrum fundus and bile reflux can these make a feeling of fullness in chest and stomach after meals?

Talk to Gastroentero: Talk to your gadtroenrlpgist. Try Nexium (esomeprazole) or zegrid. You may need to have a sonigram of gallbladder and liver as well. Watch you diet for now, till seen by gi. ...Read more

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What causes 10 second feeling of fullness like a ballon inflating in left breast and chest? No pain. PCP says heart ok. Gas? Seek cardiologist?

What causes 10 second feeling of fullness like a ballon inflating in left breast and chest? No pain. PCP says heart ok. Gas? Seek cardiologist?

Rising sensation: A rising sensation that last 10 seconds in the stomach is either gas or abdominal epilepsy. With the latter one experiences a flip flopping or rising sensation in the upper abdomen and sometimes feelings of anxiety. Autonomic epilepsy may also cause pilo-erection (hair standing on end) change in heart rate and altered mental status. Its often overlooked or misdiagnosed. ...Read more

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3 days breathing uncomfortable when standing, mucus build up, sinus pressure, feeling of fullness in throat or chest like nausea, white mucus Dizzines

3 days breathing uncomfortable when standing, mucus build up, sinus pressure, feeling of fullness in throat or chest like nausea, white mucus Dizzines

Typical cold symptom: Your symptoms are compatible with typical cold virus, may have sore throat, runny nose, nasal & sinus congestion, may have fever for several days, mucous may be green/yellow & may last 10-14 days. If no contraindications, antihistamines with short acting decongestants work best, also Umcka coldcare series helpful and otc Ibuprofen or Naproxen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever or pain. See MD if gets worse ...Read more

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Been 1 week with fluid behind eardrum with feeling of fullness and reduced hearing. Now ear is popping when I yawn. Good sign?

Been 1 week with fluid behind eardrum with feeling of fullness and reduced hearing. Now ear is popping when I yawn. Good sign?

Possibly....:
Ear popping with swallowing or yawning signals pressure equalization between inner and out ear.

While annoying, this problem usually isn't serious. Rarely, if it persists and worsens, it can lead to a perforated eardrum, an acute ear infection, and even loss of hearing. Be sure to see your doctor if you develop fever, severe ear pain, or drainage from an ear. ...Read more

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What could cause feeling of fullness and rushing noises in one ear? Doctor says he can see nothing in the canal or behind the tympanic membrane.

What could cause feeling of fullness and rushing noises in one ear? Doctor says he can see nothing in the canal or behind the tympanic membrane.

Eustachian tube: Dysfunction of eustachian tube can lead to fullness and decreased hearing in 1 ear. See ENT doctor and hearing test. ...Read more

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How come I have a feeling of fullness in top back of my head?

How come I have a feeling of fullness in top back of my head?

Fullness in head: Start with consult with your pcp to review your medications (if any), order workup labs & check your vision. ...Read more

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Can 300 mg of topamax cause a quick feeling of fullness?

Can 300 mg of topamax cause a quick feeling of fullness?

Fullness: Topamax is known to have side effects of nausea, dysphagia - discomfort in esophagus, and some lose weight on this drug. I am not aware of that specific side effect, but perhaps you are feeling this fullness as the combination of these side effects. ...Read more

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Is feeling of fullness a symptom that can come with benign peritoneal tumors?

Is feeling of fullness a symptom that can come with benign peritoneal tumors?

Yes, and worse!: Sometimes, benign peritoneal growths may represent infection or just simple inflammatory bowel conditions or reactions. Pain can be prominent in the form of cramping. Bowel irregularity could occur depending on the amount, size, and number of benign tumors taking up space in the abdomen. These may just be more of a hassle than anything else, but you may need to maintain a certain diet, and monitor. ...Read more

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Feeling of fullness in my lower right abdomen. It's been like this for about 24 hours now, no pain at all. Not sure if I should be concerned...

Only if it persists;: You should be concerned only if it persists for more than 48 hours and/or if you start with other symptoms like nausea/vomiting. Pain in abdomen or diarrhea
if that is the case get it checked by your doctor or go to er. ...Read more

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Not sure if related but had gallbladder out 2 years ago and getting pain in liver area. Feeling of fullness near liver. Hurts when bend to the side?

Not sure if related but had gallbladder out 2 years ago and getting pain in liver area. Feeling of fullness near liver. Hurts when bend to the side?

Good thought: It could be related but usually complications are pretty soon after surgery, not years. It could be a hernia from one of the incisions as well. Having someone look at it and possibly an ultrasound of the liver area might be a good start. This far out, however, it is more likely to be unrelated. ...Read more

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Anyone get the feeling of fullness in the inner ear from grinding?

Anyone get the feeling of fullness in the inner ear from grinding?

Absolutely: Tmj joint compression has many effects, including tension in the ligament that opens and closes the eustachian tube. Hence, ear fullness. ...Read more

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For the last 4 weeks, I've had a feeling of fullness in my stomach. I can only eat a few bites of any food and then feel full and bloated.

For the last 4 weeks, I've had a feeling of fullness in my stomach. I can only eat a few bites of any food and then feel full and bloated.

An evaluation: Will help. Without knowing your age or full medical history some thoughts include constipation, paralytic Ileus, Celiac disease and GI obstruction. ...Read more

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I can hear fluid in my head, and and feeling of fullness. Difficult to think clearly, brain fuzz. What can it be?

I can hear fluid in my head, and and feeling of fullness. Difficult to think clearly, brain fuzz. What can it be?

Brain fuzz: Fluid in the ventricles of the brain is not audible. Noises that can be heard in the head could be tinnitus emanating from the inner ear or from turbulent blood flow through certain blood vessels of scarred heart valves. Your physician and a neurologist can evaluate you to determine whether your symptoms are due to any significant pathology. ...Read more

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When I lay on my stomach I have a feeling of fullness on my left side. I also experience pain during sex. Should I be concerned?

When I lay on my stomach I have a feeling of fullness on my left side. I also experience pain during sex. Should I be concerned?

Not Serious: The fullness that you experience while laying on your stomach is unlikely to signify anything significant; it likely relates to the pressure you put on your abdomen when you lay on it; I don't think the pain during sex has any relationship to it and you might want to check this with your PCP ...Read more