Q. I have nausea and belly gurgling if I do not eat for a couple of hours. What is the cause?

Answered by
Dr. Sushant
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on May 26, 2020

I recently had a fasting blood sugar test which was 6.4 Mmol Because I have been experiencing nausea after a couple of hours of not eating now then did a Three month blood sugar test which they said was normal I don’t know exactly what the results were however I am still experiencing nausea and My belly gurgling and trapped wind. What is causing this and due to coronavirus I can’t get an appointment in the doctors.


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Dr. Sushant

Diabetology Family Physician


It appears you have symptoms of gastritis as fasting increases nausea. I would like to know any pre-existing medical conditions that you may have. Also would like to know about any medications that you are taking.

The Probable causes:


Investigations to be done:

Liver function test
Thyroid function test

Probable diagnosis:


Treatment plan:

Avoid being empty stomach for prolonged periods.
Have small frequent meals.
Drink adequate fluids/water.
Have 7-8 hours of sleep daily
If these measures do not provide significant help, an upper Gastrointestinal endoscopy may be needed.

Preventive measures:

Avoid late night snacking

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