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A 42-year-old female asked about a male:

What could cause pretty decreased appetite, abdominal bloating and vomiting for 3 months in 15 yr male? he has autism, he can talk but not reliable.

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Gastroparesis: Symptoms sound like gastroparesis, slow stomach emptying.Can cause bloating, vomiting, nausea, stomach spasms, excessive burping/gas, mild abdominal pain. Gastroparesis caused by viral infections, scar tissue, previous stomach surgery, some medications, neurologic problems, and endocrine problems including diabetes, adrenal problems, and thyroid disease. 60% without known etiology.Have seen in autism.
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Yeast possible: Depending on his diet and overall GI function , one possibility is over growth of yeast in GI tract. Poor digestion (poor enzyme function) can cause dysbiosis and yeast overgrowth. Is he on probiotics?Cfgf diet?

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Last updated Dec 9, 2016

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