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Definition:

Satiety is the satisfied feeling of being full after eating. Early satiety is feeling full sooner than normal or after eating less than usual.



Alternative Names:

Abdominal fullness prematurely after meals



Common Causes:

Home Care:

Follow 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:

Call your doctor if:

  • The feeling lasts for days to weeks and does not get better.
  • You have other symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, or bloating.
  • You have fever, chills, or weight loss or gain.


What to expect at your health care provider's office:

The doctor will examine you and ask questions such as:

  • When did this symptom begin?
  • How long does each episode last?
  • What other symptoms do you have (for example, vomiting, excessive gas, abdominal pain, or weight loss)

Tests that may be performed include:




Review Date: 11/13/2007
Reviewed By: Christian Stone, M.D., Division of Gastroenterology, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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