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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Gastroparesis (Definition)

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


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Swollen neck, underarms, groin lymph nodes, CBC normal, have diabetes and gastroparesis, stomach very tender?

Swollen neck, underarms, groin lymph nodes, CBC normal, have diabetes and gastroparesis, stomach very tender?

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What should I eat if I have gastroparesis and diabetes?

What should I eat if I have gastroparesis and diabetes?

Food: Smaller, puréed meals may be one option of dealing with it. Less fat is also recommended as fat rich meals tend to stay in the stomach longer and make the gastroparesis worse. ...Read more

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Am I at risk for developing diabetes if I have gastroparesis?

Am I at risk for developing diabetes if I have gastroparesis?

No: It's the other way around. Long standing, especially out of control diabetes can lead to gastroparesis which is delayed stomach emptying. ...Read more

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What is gastroparesis and what does it have to do with diabetes?

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What is gastroparesis and what does it have to do with diabetes?

Caused by diabetes: Gastroparesis is when the stomach has a reduced ability to empty its contents. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, heartburn, and/or loss of appetite. Although other conditions can also cause it, it is commonly caused by diabetes because the high blood glucose associated with diabetes can damage nerves in the body, including the autonomic nerves that control the stomach. Thanks to e. Lu. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w, gastroparesis no diabetes what testing shoul I have done too try too find cause? I can't live like this I'm getting no help from docs?

Gastroparesis: I find it hard to accept that you can't get help from any doctors. That said, with your symptoms you should contact your primary doctor and ask for a referral to a Gastro-enterologist. ...Read more

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I have lost weight and resolved my t2 diabetes. I have symptoms that could be mild gastroparesis. Will that also improve?

I have lost weight and resolved my t2 diabetes. I have symptoms that could be mild gastroparesis. Will that also improve?

Possibly: If your diabetes & gastroparesis were not longstanding & diabetes truly type 2 and not type 1 then possibly. Gastroparesis can be secondary to untreated celiac & h pylori gastritis as well as side effect from many medications especially narcotics. However, gastroparesis can also be idiopathic with no known cause nor cure. It is a difficult problem to treat if idiopathic. But keep up good work. ...Read more

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What can cause gastroparesis other than diabetes? Positive ana, vit d deficient, anemia, severe constipation age 35 woman

What can cause gastroparesis other than diabetes? Positive ana, vit d deficient, anemia, severe constipation age 35 woman

See GI: For an issue such as this, i assume you are seeing a gastroenterologist. I will comment only on the ANA which is my expertise. By itself, it does not diagnose any condition and may be totally unrelated. However, an ANA positive disease in my field that comes to mind is scleroderma. It is a skin hardening condition which can involve the esophagus, stomach, and intestine. It would be a rare cause. ...Read more

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Is diabetic gastropathy and gastroparesis the same? Please advise!

Is diabetic gastropathy and gastroparesis the same? Please advise!

Same thing: Diabetic gastropathy is a more comprehensive term that encompasses all types of stomach motility problems seen in diabetics. They can be used interchangeably when talking to patients as treatment is the same ...Read more

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Will idiopathic gastroparesis go away on its own with time?

It may or may not: If the etiology or the cause of a medical condition is not understood its behavior remains unpredictable. I have noticed more and more cases lately of suspected gastroparesis, sometimes even diagnosed with a gastric emptying study that we struggle in treating successfully. Sometimes details get missed: supplements, OTC meds, recreational or prescribed drugs, dietary preferences, etc. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of eating 6 times a day if I have gastroparesis?

Improves symptoms: Some emptying does occur. Symptoms are worse when your stomach is full. Smaller meals helps to minimize symptoms though it does not treat the disease. ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosed with gastroparesis. Currently only managed with antinausea meds. Does this condition become worse or better over time?

I have just been diagnosed with gastroparesis. Currently only managed with antinausea meds. Does this condition become worse or better over time?

Depends: Gastroparesis is often linked to diabetes. If the drug you are taking for nausea is metoclopramide, you may find improvement since it increases GI motility. There is also evidence that low doses of certain antibiotics can improve motility as well. Discuss this with your gastroenterologist since the are side effects associated with either therapies. ...Read more

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Is it a coincidence that I developed Gastroparesis And Overactive Bladder in the same month ? What could be the root of both problems?

Is it a coincidence that I developed Gastroparesis And Overactive Bladder in the same month ? What could be the root of both problems?

Why are you on MTX?: methotrexate may be either causing the symptoms or possibly you have a condition being treated with methotrexate that has resulted in your current symptoms. Without more information that question can't be addressed. You are best off asking your physician about this. Also make sure you are screened for diabetes. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosis with gastroparesis a few weeks ago and the medicine im on iz reglan (metoclopramide). Whats the time to the pills?

With meals: Not sure what the question is asking but if you are taking this med for gastroparesis, you should take it 30 min before your big meals, so essentially, 3x/day. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with Gastroparesis,taking 3 mg Metoclopramide a day still nauseated ,is 50mg 3 times a day safe?

I have been diagnosed with Gastroparesis,taking 3 mg Metoclopramide a day still nauseated ,is 50mg 3 times a day safe?

Sounds like too much: Metoclopramide (Reglan (metoclopramide)) starts at 5 mg, then goes up in 5 mg increments (10 mg, 15 mg). I have never heard of a 3 mg dose. I have heard of doses as high as 1-2 mg/kg body weight (which would come out to 75 mg to 150 mg for an "average" person) given in conjunction with chemo. But high doses of Reglan (metoclopramide) can lead to neuro damage: uncontrollable muscle movements of lips, tongue, eye, hand. So stay low. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed witj Gastroparesis mrd Metoclopramide 3 times a day ,not working having to take nausa med evety day is this dangerous?

I've been diagnosed witj Gastroparesis mrd Metoclopramide 3 times a day ,not working having to take nausa med evety day is this dangerous?

The nausea med?: You are in a difficult situation since there is no great medicine to stimulate your stomach motility. Certainly metoclopranude may cause some unusual neurologic and cardiac side effects but if it has not bothered you, then it is not a problem. Since there is no name given on the anti-nausea drug, there is no way to tell how dangerous or safe it may be. ...Read more

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Dose donperenone improve the gastroparesis or just improve symptoms if i stop taking it would gastric motility be better or the same as before?

Dose donperenone improve the gastroparesis or just improve symptoms if i stop taking it would gastric motility be better or the same as before?

Gastroparesis : Domperidone improves symptoms of gastroparesis but does not cure the underlying problem. Once discontinued i would expect gastric motility to return to pretreatment baseline. Importantly, domperidone is not available in the usa due to the risk of side effects such as cardiac conduction abnormalities and possibility of sudden cardiac death. ...Read more

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I became very ill suddenly. I had EGD and they found Gastritis, Barrett's, and Gastroparesis. Is this normal to have all three develop at one time?

I became very ill suddenly. I had EGD and they found Gastritis, Barrett's, and Gastroparesis. Is this normal to have all three develop at one time?

They developed: over time.Be sure to follow instructions with meds ( what to take and what to avoid)and timely follow-up.Barretts requires watching and biopsies over time. ...Read more

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