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Doctor insights on: Delayed Gastric Emptying (Gastroparesis)

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Does delayed gastric emptying or gastroparesis from chemotherapy go away with time?

Does delayed gastric emptying or gastroparesis from chemotherapy go away with time?

Yes: Most chemotherapeutic effects are transient and symptoms resolve over time. However every patients case is different and therefore your oncologist will be able to give you the best opinion ...Read more

Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Gastroparesis (Definition)

A condition where the stomach is not able to empty its contents, but not because ...Read more


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Are hypochloridia and delayed gastric emptying linked? Could you point me to any clinical papers please.

Are hypochloridia and delayed gastric emptying linked? Could you point me to any clinical papers please.

Gastric acid: Hypochlorhydria refers to lack of adequate gastric acid which can lead to inability to absorb vit B12 and pernicious anemia. Delayed gastric emptying(gastroparesis)refers to sluggish emptying of the stomach and occurs in some diabetic patients. The two conditions are not necessarily related. ...Read more

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Managing Gastroparesis (Checklist)

Eat smaller meals
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Avoid hard food -- grind or puree it
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Take medications to help propel food
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Can gastric reflux cause delayed gastric emptying? Also can a dairy intolerance cause gastric reflux?

Reflux: Gastroparesis, or delayed gastric emptying, causes reflux - not the other way around dairy intolerance can cause increased gas and more gas means more burping and more burping means more reflux. ...Read more

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Can Gallbladder hypokinesis cause Delayed Gastric Emptying? Will having Gallbladder removed possibly fix the delayed Gastric emptying? Thank you

Can Gallbladder hypokinesis cause Delayed Gastric Emptying?  Will having Gallbladder removed possibly fix the delayed Gastric emptying? Thank you

No: Gall bladder dyskinesis and delayed gastric emptying are separate entities. Having the gall bladder removed may improve your symptoms but will not not fix delayed gastric emptying. ...Read more

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Can PPIs cause delayed gastric emptying? I had 4 cycles of BEP chemo for testicular cancer 1yr ago. Could this also cause delayed emptying long term?

Can PPIs cause delayed gastric emptying? I had 4 cycles of BEP chemo for testicular cancer 1yr ago. Could this also cause delayed emptying long term?

PPIs are Harmless: You are worried about a matter which has nothing to do with Chemotherapy or PPIs. If you can just ignore and quit worrying, you will do fine. Gastric emptying is not in our control. it all depends on the type of food you eat. Avoid meals heavy in Fat(fried/greasy foods) and high sugar containing dishes, the food will leave your stomach in 3 hours instead of 6 hours(fatty foods stick around longer) ...Read more

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Can gallbladder hypokinesis cause breastbone to be extremely sore with gas entrapment?Can omeprazole cause delayed gastric emptying?Gas trap solution?

Can gallbladder hypokinesis cause breastbone to be extremely sore with gas entrapment?Can omeprazole cause delayed gastric emptying?Gas trap solution?

Not usually but can: Biliary dyskinesia usually causes pain under the rib age on right side although pain in upper abdomen, lower chest or back is possible. It is atypical for it to cause extreme soreness in breastbone, sounds more like gastroparesis or GERD related symptoms. A thorough evaluation by a gastroenterologist or general surgeon and further work up is necessary. ...Read more

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What symptoms do you look for to screen for acid reflux versus delayed gastric emptying in an infant? How does one know when to refer to specialist?

What symptoms  do you look for to screen for acid reflux versus delayed gastric emptying in an infant? How does one know when to refer to specialist?

Timing of vomiting: Many children spit up, some a lot. The time after feeding is key for deciding if the stomach has delayed emptying. Infants should have an empty stomach by 2 hours or so after eating, so if a child throws up 4 hrs or more after eating, they likely have delayed emptying. Poor weight gain, poor appetite and cough are all reasons for a referral. Talk to your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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My son has hlhs (a chd), delayed gastric emptying and reactive airway. What meds are available besides bethanechol to help his stomach to empty?

My son has hlhs (a chd), delayed gastric emptying and reactive airway.  What meds are available besides bethanechol to help his stomach to empty?

Not many: Some people use Erythromycin as well. The problem is that few of these medicines have been studied in children, and fewer (if any) in children with chd. But i've used Erythromycin in a few of my hlhs patients and not had a problem. Please discuss this with the pediatrician and cardiologist. ...Read more

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50 year old female with IBS diverticulitis/ delayed gastric emptying/ the bloating, pain diarrhea and nausea making me miss work any suggestions?

50 year old female with  IBS diverticulitis/ delayed gastric emptying/ the bloating, pain diarrhea and nausea making me miss work any suggestions?

Too complex for this: You clearly have multiple complicated issues. The.Se can not be dealt with in this forum. You need personal medical attention to address these issues. ...Read more

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I lost 23 lbs 10 months ago, no abnormality in blood work, i get nausea post big or fatty meals & feel like throwing up, sometimes constipation and less often diarrhea, delayed gastric emptying?

Probably not: I will think in two diagnosis. Gallbladder disease and gastritis/peptic ulcer disease. I will start with an abdominal ultrasound and a hida scan for a complete structural and functional gallbladder study. If negative a endoscopy to r/o intragastric conditions like gastritis. For now avoid fatty, spicy and large meals. Eat 6 small meals a day. See your doctor for a good history and physical. ...Read more

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Have gastropatesis and my t 1/2 time is 345min. What is the t 1/2 time on a gastric emptying study and how bad is a t 1/2 time of 345 min? Appt in am.

Have gastropatesis and my t 1/2 time is 345min. What is the t 1/2 time on a gastric emptying study and how bad is a t 1/2 time of 345 min? Appt in am.

It's complicated...: Each institution has its own standard meal ; imaging protocol for gastric emptying studies. Each institution also has it's own normal database to compare to. Therefore, there is no exact number for normal t1/2. It depends on the meal and normal database for that institution. Currently a newer standardized meal / protocol is being implemented so values can be compared across institutions. ...Read more

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Subacute thyroiditis, only TSH high 7 but other all normal. Have hypo symptoms. Doc says symp r not due to thyroid. Delay in gastric emptying related ?

Subacute thyroiditis, only TSH high 7 but other all normal. Have hypo symptoms. Doc says symp r not due to thyroid. Delay in gastric emptying related ?

Subacute thyroiditis: If your TSH is high and your other thyroid lab values (thyroid hormone levels) are normal, this means that you have subclinical hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism has been shown to cause delayed gastric emptying. Hopefully as your thyroid lab values return to normal your gastric symptoms will normalize as well. ...Read more

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Does excess gastrin reduce stomach motility which delays gastric emptying?

It can: gastrin actually a stimulant to the acid patient with high gastrin level has many ulcers and they could have some thing we called ZOLLINGER-ELLISON SYNDROME. whic hard to treat and could be associated with a tumor in the pancreas, and could be associated with MEN stand for multiple endocrine neoplasm. to answer your question. yes it can effect the gastric motility, and might delay gastric emptying ...Read more

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I have gastroparesis, does that also delay medications from absorbing or digesting?

It may: While the vast majority of meds dissolve in your stomach and are able to be adsorbed there, some meds, especially delayed or extended release medications, may need the different ph of other parts of your intestine to dissolve/activate. Talk to your pharmacist if you have questions about specific medications and they either know or have the resources to look up that particular medicine. ...Read more

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