I am 17 years old I weigh 110 lbs and I'm 5'6. My normal weight used to range from 125 to 130 lbs. Over the past couple months my weight has decreased without me trying. I feel full after eating just a couple bites of food, and my stomach will "growl" letting me know I'm hungry, but I won't feel the need to eat. Sometimes I try to force myself to eat, but I end up feeling nausiated. My weight isn't normal, I could literally go a whole day or more without eating anything, but I won't feel hungry at all. Solid foods are kind of harder to eat because they give me more feeling of fullness after just a few bites. I have already had blood work done and it was normal. Then I had a barrium swallow and that turned out to be normal also. I know that there is something wrong I can't even eat a whole pancake without feeling like i jus ate about 5 and feeling sick to my stomach. I have no clue what to do, and i just want my healthy weight back, but I don't know how to go about this. I am scared if I don't figure out what this is my weight will continue to decrease and I will have severe problems later. Any suggestions on what might be the cause of this???
Welcome to the gastroenterology community! I would recommend seeing a gastroenterologist about this. It sounds like it might be gastroparesis or slow emptying of the stomach which can be diagnosed with a gastric emptying scan.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.