Medical Specialty >> Gastroenterology

Doctors Lounge - Gastroenterology Answers

Back to Gastroenterology Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 10/15/2017.

Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics

Question: Empty, Hollow, Hunger Feeling in Stomach


 Narda99 - Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:10 pm

For the past few weeks, on and off, I have had a gnawing, empty, hollow feeling in my stomach, which feels a little better after I eat. It is a massive hungry feeling. I burp continuously, which does help a little. I am so uncomfortable, and ocassionally I get get nausea. I am diabetic so I cannot be continually eating as the blood glucose gets too high. Could this be an ulcer or gastritis?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat Oct 06, 2007 1:05 pm

User avatar Hi Narda99,

As you've suggested, this may be some reflux or gastritis. You may want to try using an antacid for a little while. There are several over-the-counter varieties of antacids. I would suggest trying one that is taken daily or twice a day to control acid production (such as an H2-blocker like famotidine or rantitidine) rather than one of the symptomatic management ones like tums or rolaids.

If this is not helping I would recommend you see your doctor about this. You may need some testing to help figure out while your feeling this way.

Best wishes.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us