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Fullness Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Fullness. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. How long have you had the feeling of fullness (early feeling of fullness from eating)?

    Why: to determine if acute or chronic.

  2. Past medical history?

    Why: e.g. diabetes; risk factors for liver cancer include carriers of hepatitis B and C, alcoholic cirrhosis and hemochromatosis.

  3. Past surgical history?

    Why: e.g. gastric surgery may be complicated by chronic delayed gastric emptying and consequent early fullness after eating.

  4. Medications?

    Why: e.g. non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications predispose to gastritis.

  5. Family history?

    Why: e.g. ovarian cancer.

  6. Alcohol history?

    Why: e.g. alcohol in high concentrations may cause gastritis.

  7. Symptoms of stomach cancer?

    Why: e.g. early feeling of fullness after eating, indigestion, loss of appetite, weight loss, vomiting (if cancer causes stomach outlet obstruction), difficulty with swallowing ( if cancer occurs at opening to stomach).

  8. Symptoms of Diabetes mellitus?

    Why: e.g. frequency of urination, excessive thirst, weight loss, fatigue, increased infections. May be complicated by gastroparesis which causes delayed emptying of the stomach and therefore feeling of fullness.

  9. Symptoms of ovarian cancer?

    Why: e.g. symptoms at presentation are usually nonspecific and usually include abdominal pain, increasing abdominal girth and abnormal menstrual bleeding. May also have early feeling of fullness after eating due to pressure on the stomach.

  10. Symptoms of liver cancer?

    Why: e.g. weight loss, reduced appetite, fever, ache over the right upper abdomen and abdominal swelling. May also have early feeling of fullness after eating.

  11. Symptoms of gastritis?

    Why: e.g. indigestion, vomiting, sometimes coffee ground vomit and melena (black tarry offensive stools) due to gastrointestinal bleeding. May also have an early feeling of fullness after eating.

  12. Symptoms of achalasia (disordered motility of the esophagus)

    Why: e.g. intermittent difficulty with swallowing both solids and liquids, regurgitation of food, sometimes food gets stuck, chest pain behind the breast bone. May also have a feeling of fullness after eating.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Fullness:

The following list of conditions have 'Fullness' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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