question-icon

What causes stomach discomfort and hunger pangs when not hungry?

default
Posted on Tue, 19 Jul 2016
Question: My stomach feels uncomfortable hungry pangs all of the time, even when I'm not hungry.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah (22 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Likely to be gastritis/duodenitis

Detailed Answer:
Hello,


Welcome and thanks for the query.
The commonest cause of hunger pangs when not hungry is an inflammation of the stomach or duodenum which can later develop into a peptic ulcer.
Try taking a tablespoonful of an antacid like gaviscon and see if there is any change to the pain. If there is then it is very likely to be that and you can confirm it through a gastroduodenoscopy. You would feel better with proton pump group medicines like omeprazole.
Do get back to me if you have further queries.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Noble Zachariah (2 hours later)
Thank you and I will see my doctor if nothing changes. Thank you again.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Welcome

Detailed Answer:
It was nice interacting with you.
Do get back to me if you have further questions.
Wish you good health
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Noble Zachariah

Internal Medicine Specialist

Practicing since :1974

Answered : 2318 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
What causes stomach discomfort and hunger pangs when not hungry?

Brief Answer: Likely to be gastritis/duodenitis Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome and thanks for the query. The commonest cause of hunger pangs when not hungry is an inflammation of the stomach or duodenum which can later develop into a peptic ulcer. Try taking a tablespoonful of an antacid like gaviscon and see if there is any change to the pain. If there is then it is very likely to be that and you can confirm it through a gastroduodenoscopy. You would feel better with proton pump group medicines like omeprazole. Do get back to me if you have further queries.