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Early Satiety

What is early satiety?

Early satiety is the inability to eat a full meal or feeling full after only a small amount of food.

This is most likely due to gastroparesis, a condition in which the stomach is slow to empty.

Symptoms of early satiety

Symptoms often associated with early satiety include:

Early satiety tests

Tests may include:

Causes of early satiety

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Early satiety is the inability to eat a full meal or
feeling full after only a small amount of food.

Treatment of early satiety

Any change in eating habits or digestion should be referred to a physician.

Call your doctor if:

The doctor will examine you and ask questions such as:

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