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I got botox today to treat non diabetic gastroparesis what can I expect and how effective is it?

I got botox today to treat non diabetic gastroparesis what can I expect and how effective is it?

Effective: In gastroparesis, the muscle in the outlet of the stomach is injected to help it relax and improve stomach emptying. Side effects of the medication are few and are related to spread of the medication to undesired areas. I have injected this medication for years (for muscle tightness) and have not had problems besides local discomfort. It will take a few days to start feeling the effect. ...Read more

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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I've just been diagnosed with diabetic gastroparesis. Does that go away if my sugars go even lower?

I've just been diagnosed with diabetic gastroparesis.  Does that go away if my sugars go even lower?

May be: Symptoms will be well controlled with strict sugar monitoring and there might be a potential to completely eliminating the symptoms after months or years . But there is no definite data about that. ...Read more

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What should I do tottreat cronic constipation when I have non diabetic gastroparesis?

What should I do tottreat cronic constipation when I have non diabetic gastroparesis?

Domperidol: Domperidol is used a lot around this area. Metoclopramide is also used but can cause a muscle movement disorder with chronic use ( tardive dyskinesia). ...Read more

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My son has been hospitalized with diabetic gastroparesis 5 times in the last two years and has constant cramps and nausea; any hope of a recovery?

My son has been hospitalized with diabetic gastroparesis 5 times in the last two years and has constant cramps and nausea; any hope of a recovery?

Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, and follow up care. ...Read more

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In may I became diabetic, gastroparesis, no period, bleeding from rectom. Still bleeding, no period, on insulin but thirsty.Whats wrong?Tried hormones.

In may I became diabetic, gastroparesis, no period, bleeding from rectom. Still bleeding, no period, on insulin but thirsty.Whats wrong?Tried hormones.

G.I. doctor can help: A primary care doctor can help fix the diabetes. The length of time a person has had diabetes before getting diagnosed influences how much damage has been done to various organs in the body. Rectal bleeding is a different issue, and needs to be checked out by the gastro-intestinal specialist (G.I. Doc), who can do a colonoscopy to look for hemorrhoids, polyps, and colon cancer. ...Read more

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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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I know my gastroparesis ( diabetic) is the cause of my severe abd pain and bloating but can it cause severe upper thoracic pain as well? Thank you

I know my gastroparesis ( diabetic) is the cause of my severe abd pain and bloating but can it cause severe upper thoracic pain as well? Thank you

Diabetic..: Gastroparesis does not cause pain! feel full quickly, vomit up undigested food hours after eating, poor unpredictable diabetes control. Even though prone to esophagitis/ ulcers they don't cause pain either- i've written on this thus md must look for other causes of abdominal and thoracic pain!. ...Read more

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Have gastroparesis.not diabetic. Feel like I'm starving but cant eat. Wake up drenched in sweat and shaky. What can I do?

Have gastroparesis.not diabetic. Feel like I'm starving but cant eat. Wake up drenched in sweat and shaky. What can I do?

Gastroparesis: Since you have a diagnosis of gastroparesis but are not responding well to any treatment from your current doctors you might want to see a different doctor. "Drenched in sweat and shaky" could be a hormone issue but more likely it could be your fear of not being well. A visit to a Psychologist may be of good help. At the very least that would help with some of your concerns. Keep me posted. ...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?

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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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?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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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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What is a healthy diet to gain weight with gastroparesis but not diabetic?

What is a healthy diet to gain weight with gastroparesis but not diabetic?

Gastroparesis: Gastroparesis slow stomach emptying if correct diagnosis small frequent meals cannot use high fat food to gain weight protein supplements may help work with a good nutition. ...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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Diagnosed W gastroparesis. Also have burning bottom feet. Tingly fingertips at times sharp pains in arms and leg could it be related? Not diabetic

Diagnosed W gastroparesis. Also have burning bottom feet. Tingly fingertips at times sharp pains in arms and leg could it be related? Not diabetic

Burning feet: It is probably time for your doctor to refer you to a neurologist. May be a minor passing issue or the beginning of something more if not cared for early. ...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

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more