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Feeling bloated after small amounts of food??

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Consequence Sun 05-Dec-10 12:47:34

For the past couple of weeks I've only been able to eat really small amounts of food before feeling really full. I've lost 6lbs in two weeks.
Yesterday I literally FORGOT to have any breakfast, had to remind myself to eat lunch which was a jacket potato with cheese on top and I ate most of that but then felt stupidly bloated for ages afterwards. This was at 12pm - it was 6pm when I next thought about eating so all I'd had that day was a jacket spud. I was starting to feel a little peckish, DP ordered 2 kormas and one rice to share and I could only eat half of my portion before I started to feel sick.

Today I had cheese on toast for breakfast and I've just had a little pot of cous cous and feel like I've had a 3 course dinner.

I've also been told I'm looking really pale and "not well at all".

What do you reckon?? the weight loss is great but I'd rather not lose it through illness! I'm 5ft 10in and now weigh 10st 10lbs so its not as if I've overweight to start with.

MiasmARGGG Sun 05-Dec-10 12:51:33

Have you got any other odd symptoms ?

Theyremybiscuits Sun 05-Dec-10 12:53:46

Well, the first thing I would say is to go to the GP.

My Aunt had similar symptoms and they referred her for a pelvic scan, as problems with the ovaries can cause the feeling of bloatedness etc.

Thankfully she had the all clear, but best I think to get checked out sooner, rather than later. x

MiasmARGGG Sun 05-Dec-10 12:56:51

Theyaremybiscuits, I was thinking along the same lines.

Consequence Sun 05-Dec-10 12:59:15

Yes, other problems:

Dizzyness almost everytime I stand up and a very strange pain that comes and goes ...

It's on the right side lower abdomen (under the hip bone) and comes on in bursts. It feels like a trapped nerve pain but it's quite intense, dull and makes me bend over when it comes on. At one point it was doing it 3 or 4 times a day, then it stopped completely so I let it go. Now its starting to come back, just once or twice a day though.

Also, nausea after eating. I had a pork sandwhich the other day and very nearly threw it back up straight afterwards. I don't really think a sandwich is over indulging so I just don't understand it.

Theyremybiscuits Sun 05-Dec-10 13:06:14

Please go to the doctor asap!

I am not wanting to scare you, but ovarian cancer is a silent cancer.

It's symptoms are sometimes not that problematic - but you must go and get yourself checked out. x

MiasmARGGG Sun 05-Dec-10 13:12:20


Get an emergency drs appointment tomorrow.

Hope it's nothing to worry about

Consequence Sun 05-Dec-10 13:27:23

Thanks for all the advice x I will make an appointment with the dr.

My cousin suffered a burst appendix a few years ago and so I always have that playing on my mind too.

TigerseyeMum Mon 06-Dec-10 15:38:15

I was also going to add that these can be symptoms of ovarian cancer. I had these symptoms, had a scan, turned out to be a very large non-cancerous cyst but they took it very seriously and operated within 3 weeks.

You really must get an appointment, feeling bloated and full after eating very small amounts is a key sign. Please don't delay.

Elibean Mon 06-Dec-10 17:19:52

It could equally be IBS, allergies, appendix, or nothing at all smile

But I agree, you won't know until you get checked out and you must get checked out. Let us know how you get on!

SpringHeeledJack Mon 06-Dec-10 17:22:51

I had exactly the same- turned out to be coeliac. If tis, is easily dealt with (much more easily than you'd think) and afterwards you feel fab smile

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