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I don't think my stomach is emptying fast enough. Is there a way to measure the rate of my digestive metabolism?

I don't think my stomach is emptying fast enough. Is there a way to measure the rate of my digestive metabolism?

Yes: There is a test to measure gastric emptying. It involves eating a meal which is tagged with radioactive tracer and lying under a camera to determine how long it takes to exit your stomach. This has little to do with metabolism however. ...Read more

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I keep throwing up everything I drink even water. My stomach hurts like I need to throw up but my stomach is empty. I ate some fast food burger an?

I keep throwing up everything I drink even water. My stomach hurts like I need to throw up but my stomach is empty. I ate some fast food burger an?

Need more info...: Duration of symptoms would be important to know here. If new, it could be food poisoning or viral gastroenteritis. If prolonged, it certainly needs a more urgent evaluation to rule out blockages in the GI tract or other important medical causes. Given lack of information, perhaps an urgent visit to your doctor or Urgent Care center can quickly get to the bottom of things. ...Read more

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Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) fast max on an empty stomach? I took it and ended up throwing up really bad. Lots of reports on the Internet of adverse effects of taking mucinex (guaifenesin) on empty stomach.

Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) fast max on an empty stomach? I took it and ended up throwing up really bad. Lots of reports on the Internet of adverse effects of taking mucinex (guaifenesin) on empty stomach.

Yes like most: Medications, empty stomach + pills = potential disaster. As a rule of thumb, I ask my patients to take most pills with something like a small piece of bread or rice to help soothe any irritation to the gastric lining -- as well as to increase the digestive process. Except for a few medicines (thyroid, anti-acid meds, nausea meds) you should remember that rule. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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How fast do potassium levels rise after drinking sando K on an empty stomach?

How fast do potassium levels rise after drinking sando K on an empty stomach?

60-120 minutes: Depending on your stomach contents, ingested potassium rapidly absorbs and can increase levels within 1-2 hrs ...Read more

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What does the term mean stomach doesn't empty out properly

What does the term mean stomach doesn't empty out properly

Gastroparesis: Gastroparesis (paresis means weakness) is the term given for a condition in which the stomach doesn't empty properly. There are a number of different conditions that can cause this, the most common being Diabetes. Symptoms are any combination of nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, abdominal bloating and feeling full after eating only a small meal. For more information go to http://wb. Md/1BKL9KA ...Read more

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Having trouble with stomach not emptying in a timely matter?

Having trouble with stomach not emptying in a timely matter?

Constipation?: If you are referring to constipation your doc or a gastroentrologist can help. Many folks deal with this. A nutritionist can provide guidance as to what is most helpful to eat. Also, good fat (like lots of olive oil) can be helpful. Hope you are comfortable soon. ...Read more

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Stomach empty test- rention at 120 min 59.9%. What's this mean?

Stomach empty test- rention at 120 min 59.9%. What's this mean?

Essentially Normal: Almost 60% in 2 hours is in upper limits of normal. I wonder what was it in 3 hours? The important thing to know is your symptoms and why you had this test done? You may discuss it with thedoctor who ordered this test ...Read more

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Hi dr I just wanna know how to test whether my stomach is empty or not?

Hi dr I just wanna know how to test whether my stomach is empty or not?

Empty stomach.: It normally takes 2-6 hours for your stomach to empty after eating depending on several variables. Unless you want to send a scope down into your stomach to video the contents, there is no other test. ...Read more

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My stomach feels so empty all of the time like I haven't eaten even when I have. I have a very good appetite. What could this be?

My stomach feels so empty all of the time like I haven't eaten even when I have. I have a very good appetite. What could this be?

Nonspecific: This symptom is nondiagnostic but can be related to diabetes and insulin resistance. If you have no other gastrointestinal symptoms, weight changes and your diabetes is in good control, I wouldn't consider this a serious symptom. If you still have concerns, consult your physician, diabetologist, or a gastroenterologist for further advice. ...Read more

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I have a strange feeling under my stomach it feels all empty and hurts when I stand up. Its been hurting since I goy up this morning. What could it be?

I have a strange feeling under my stomach it feels all empty and hurts when I stand up. Its been hurting since I goy up this morning. What could it be?

Exam needed to know: There are many causes of abdominal pain, some of which can be simply annoying, like constipation, others can be deadly. The best way to make sure it's nothing dangerous is to be examined by a health care provider. Most of the time the cause can be determined with a physical exam and a few simple tests. Less often, an imaging study or looking inside the gut with a scope (endoscopy) is needed. ...Read more

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Should fampyra be taken on an empty stomach?

Should fampyra be taken on an empty stomach?

? Ampyra (dalfampridine): You could use with or without food twice daily, but some patients do have mild GI upset. Hopefully drug will assist. Note you do not list your meds, and not clear if you have been diagnosed as secondary progressive. Might discuss management with your neurologist, as multiple interventions may help. ...Read more

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Can I take liquor in an empty stomach?

Can I take liquor in an empty stomach?

Yes: A much faster way to absorb the alcohol on an empty stomach. But why? Drunk faster and not recommended. ...Read more

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Is it ok to exercise with an empty stomach?

Is it ok to exercise with an empty stomach?

Yes: There's no medical contraindication to exercising on an empty stomach unless it makes you uncomfortable. A protein shake after exercise is often recommended to nourish the muscles and help with burning fat. ...Read more

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How come bile doesn't empty into the stomach?

How come bile doesn't empty into the stomach?

Bile: Bile is produced by the liver, stored in the gallbladder, and released as needed through the bile duct. The bile duct drains into the duodenum, which is the first part of the small intestine, not the stomach. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take medicine on an empty stomach?

Is it bad to take medicine on an empty stomach?

It depends: Some medicines actually work best if taken without food. Follow instructions on the packaging and I f you are still not certain, consult your pharmacist or your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Approximately does liquid empty from the stomach?

Approximately does liquid empty from the stomach?

Differs per person: How fast liquid empties from your stomach varies; however, on average, at least half of your stomach contents should be emptied by 60-90 minutes, usually faster for liquids. The liquid then enters into your small bowel. ...Read more