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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Stomach function: Gastric emptying scans are either, liquid or solid. Tc99m sulfur colloid usual isotope used with liquid or cooked with eggs/toast in adults. Patient ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Bisacodyl: Yes, you can take Bisacodyl the day prior to a gastric emptying scan. It should not affect gastric emptying. However, you wouldn't want to take Regl ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes you can
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 years experience Pathology
Not certain: Did they check your gallbladder this is a common cause of discomfort and nausea after eating.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
See below.: In the emptying study we measure how long it takes food to exit the stomach. If the stomach or intestines were partially full it would alter the empt ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Impacts study: Some research studies have shown Omeprazole delays gastric emptying (though other studies have not born this out). Taking a medicine that may impact o ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Drabek
36 years experience Family Medicine
Too vague: Symptoms of gastroparesis are somewhat vague and usually due to other disorders like stomach surgery, diabetes or ?. Discuss this with a dr. Who nee ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Time for 1/2: The t 1/2 is the time it takes for your stomach to empty half of its contents. The normal value is approximately 120 minutes.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Solid foods: You should not eat or drink before the gastric emptying study for at least 8 hours. If you had to drink, drink water. Dairy products are slow to empty ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
20 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Its abnormal: After two hours 40% emptying is normal. After 3 hours 70% emptying is normal.

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