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does gastroparesis mean high risk pregnancy?

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Dr. Maureen Ziboh
Family Medicine 26 years experience
No: It means delayed emptying of your stomach for various reasons
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Potentially: People with gastroparesis typically have chronic difficulties with nausea and vomiting due to delayed gastric emptying. If you are unable to take in much nutrition, this will be problematic with pregnancy.
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Not necessarily: In the limits of my specialty, Internal Medicine, I am not aware of a direct connection between gastroparesis and high risk pregnancy. However, conditions that predispose to gastroparesis, for example poorly controlled diabetes or morbid obesity, may create the premises for a high pregnancy risk.

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Last updated Mar 6, 2019

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