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Can My Stomach Be Emptying Too Fast
I don't think my stomach is emptying fast enough. Is there a way to measure the rate of my digestive metabolism?
Yes: Yes, shouldn't be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
I cannot fast because of severe hypoglycemia and im suppose to take Synthroid (thyroxine) on empty stomach but pass out if I let stomache get empty help!?
First in the morning: If you take the thyroid medication as soon as you wake up in the morning, you can eat in 30 minutes. ...Read more
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
I have this thing where if my stomach is empty, my body will force me to throw up that's yellow stuff. It only happens in the mornings. I could eat a huge meal before bed and it's like it gets digested to fast bc it's not in my stomach when I wake up?
Gi Symptoms: Please let your parents know -so that this can be discussed with your pediatrician or family doctor. ...Read more
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
Gastroparesis: As above.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
? 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
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
Garlic: I know of no benefit of eating garlic on an empty stomach. In fact it likely would make you feel bad, at least those around you would feel bad. ...Read more
Why do it?: Repeated purging exposes you to many health problems, including dental decay, salivary gland hypertrophy, gastritis, electrolyte problems, and many many more. Purging on an empty stomach could irritate your stomach still further, possibly leading to bleeding. Not a good idea. Please see your primary care physician, who can be your entry into getting help for what sounds like an eating disorder. ...Read more
Pills on empty stomach:
Yes. Please tell me how many you think are too many?
5, 10, 100 or what? ...Read more
Gastroparesis: Unless there is a mechanical blockage at the outlet of your stomach, your stomach's failure to empty properly is due to a dysfunction of the nerves involved in emptying the stomach. This can be seen in diabetics. There are medications which improve stomach emptying (reglan, erythromycin) but a gastroenterologist is best to evaluate, advise and treat you. ...Read more
My question is what's the definition of empty stomach? When the stomach starts to growl, does that indicates empty stomach?
Empty=Nothing: An empty stomach, means no food or fluid in it. Usually solid foods should be out of the stomach by 4 hours and liquids should be out of the stomach by 2 hours. ...Read more
Everytime I eat a meal my stomach feels completely empty about 20 minutes later and I end up eating again. What could this mean?
Hungry: Means that yu may have rapid gastric emptying, or just get hungry quicker ...Read more
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