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I am never hungry but I always want to eat is that weird or normal?

I am never hungry but I always want to eat is that weird or normal?

Most likely neither.: When one is not "hungry" but always "want(s)" to eat that sounds like some type of eating disorder. It seems you are worried about how you are dealing with wanting to eat all the time but never being hungry. It isn't weird but it isn't normal either. Talk to your doctor or a counselor to help you answer that question. ...Read more

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Increased Appetite (Definition)

Increased appetite is a clinical finding in which a person feels more hungry than ...Read more


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Recently diagnosed with a hiatal hernia. I've lost 35 lbs in 6 mo.Can only eat small amounts at a time, but feel hunger pains frequently.Is it normal?

Recently diagnosed with a hiatal hernia. I've lost 35 lbs in 6 mo.Can only eat small amounts at a time, but feel hunger pains frequently.Is it normal?

No: Depending upon what has already been done, one would think an egd (scope down the throat) would be in order and pending findings, perhaps more testing (ct or other imaging). You may need to see a gastroenterologist and or a surgeon dealing with hiatal hernia. The weight loss is very concerning and it appears more is in order for you diagnostic wise and treatment wise. Get more evaluation. Luck. ...Read more

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I'm not a big eater, but i eat because I have too. At night I have very painful hunger pains, even when i've had dinner. Help?

I'm not a big eater, but i eat because I have too. At night I have very painful hunger pains, even when i've had dinner. Help?

Get checked for: Gastritis/ stomach wall irritation. Cut down on coffee, soda, spicy foods, orange juice etc. Try taking otc Omeprazole or antacids. Follow up with your dr for reassurance. Take care! ...Read more

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For about three days now I have been experiencing extreme hunger pains, even though I had just eaten 15 minutes prior. No matter what/how much I eat.

For about three days now I have been experiencing extreme hunger pains, even though I had just eaten 15 minutes prior. No matter what/how much I eat.

Hunger pain defined: Sensation of hunger is related to contractions of stomach muscles & lead to hunger pangs if severe. Triggered by hormone Ghrelin (released if blood sugar drops with prolonged fasts). Hormones Peptide YY & Leptin cause the reverse--the sensation of being full. Irregular meals make hunger pangs worse; older adults may have less violent stomach contraction. Peptic disease may also mimick hunger pain. ...Read more

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Have hunger pains not hungry what does it mean eat then and go away then it comes back like 30 40 minutes later?

Have hunger pains not hungry what does it mean eat then and go away then it comes back like 30 40 minutes later?

Think gastritis : The symptoms you are describing are common in patients with peptic ulcer disease or significant inflammation of the stomach. The discomfort is often misinterpreted as hunger. Eating food buffers the stomach acid and provides temporary relief however stomach acid production increases resulting in worsening pain 30 minutes or so after meals. The fact that you take ibuprofen makes this more likely. ...Read more

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getting hunger pains so severe I can't focus. eat good portions. I am overall healthy. 4 days now with constant hunger? no new med or activities.

What changed?: Assuming that you are eating enough and are healthy, I would wonder what,happened 4 days ago. This could be related to any number of emotional issues, for example, job change, break-up, new boyfriend , graduation, and the list goes on. Your hunger should even out as,you adjust to whatever changes you are experiencing, positive or negative. If persistent (more than a week), see your doc. ...Read more

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For 2 days now I have had a constant hunger pains, normal sized meals help for about 30 minutes but then the hunger feeling comes back along with growling. What's wrong?

Possibly: Many causes of increased hunger: increased activity, diabetes, new medicines to mention a few. A visit to your family physician is in order to get a workup and to help figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing constant hunger pains. I eat very healthy. This started this week. I eat, then still feel neverending aching pains of hunger.

Hunger pains: This could be a sign of gastric or duodenal ulcer. You shold see a gastroenterologist for possible upper endoscopy. Watch your stools for any sign of bleeding (black or red stools). ...Read more

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I've ate 1 meal since friday. It's now tuesday. I don't feel hungry , but I have extreme hunger pains. I can't bring myself to eat. Why might that be?

Stomach issue?: I would want you to get worked up for causes of decreased hunger - and stomach pain... An ulcer or gallbladder issues along with kidney or liver problems are just a few things that need to be looked at... ...Read more

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I am having strong hunger pains. it comes in waves, it feels like im being punched. They wake me up at night. If I eat, I feel so bloated I feel sick.

Could be an ulcer: do not ignore your symptoms hunger pain could be the first sign of ulcer you can start taking OTC medicine for acid reduction like prilosec or prevacid (lansoprazole) you might need endoscopy to find out what cause your symptoms see your doctor and good luck ...Read more