A member asked:

I have lupus and gi problems. gastric emptying study showed rapid gastric emptying. no previous stomach surgeries so md was surprised. can lupus cause this? and what can i do for it.diet/lifestyle changes don't help.

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Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Gastric emptying: I'm not aware of lupus increasing gastric emptying. If there is gastritis, prilosec twice a day or pepcid should help. To reduce gastrointestinal irritability or spasms, anticholinergic medications like dicyclomine, donnatal or probanthine are effective. Abstain from alcohol,caffeine and nicotine.

Answered 1/5/2019

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Dr. Shaban Faruqui answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

Gastroparesis is com: Esophageal reflux, abdominal pain are common Chest pain , body ache , nausea and vomiting are other conditions associated IBS can occur and may be associated with rapid gastric emptying , Slow gastric emptying is more common You need to see your MD for specific change in lifestyle and diagnosis Taking Probiottics regularly may help

Answered 3/22/2020

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