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A 42-year-old female asked:

i have gastroparesis due to nerve damage. i may not be able to eat for 2-3 days since my stomach is full. is there any way to induce stomach-emptying?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: There are meds and there is a pacemaker for the stomach too. See a gastroenterologist who is interested in motility for help.
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Medications: Have you tried any medication such as metoclopromide? That would be the first thing to try. If that doesn't work I would find a GI doctor who is a "motility" specialist - usually at a university hospital.
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: There are medications that your doctor can prescribe for this condition.Water intake is also good

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Last updated Aug 13, 2015

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