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When should omsipazel stop being taken before a gastric emptying study?

When should omsipazel stop being taken before a gastric emptying study?

Omeprazole?: I believe the medication you mentioned is Omeprazole which is an antacid and actually may delay gastric emptying. Stop using this medications at least 1 week prior to study. Good luck! ...Read more

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What should I avoid before a gastric emptying study to not compromise any results?

What should I avoid before a gastric emptying study to not compromise any results?

Many: Basically all medications that may affect gastric motility. Reglan (metoclopramide), erythromycin, motilium (domperidone), and antispasmodics such as bentyl, donnatal, (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) levsin, and Robinul are usually stopped for 3 days prior to this test . Do not take any laxatives on the day before or any time during your study. ...Read more

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Why can't you eat before a gastric emptying study?

Why can't you eat before a gastric emptying study?

Interfere: The goal the study is to assess the way your stomach empties. If you come to the test with food in your stomach it may interfere with the results. ...Read more

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When should omsipazel stop being taken before a gastric emptying study?

Omeprazole?: I believe the medication you mentioned is Omeprazole which is an antacid and actually may delay gastric emptying. Stop using this medications at least 1 week prior to study. Good luck! ...Read more

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What should I avoid before a gastric emptying study to not compromise any results?

Many: Basically all medications that may affect gastric motility. Reglan (metoclopramide), erythromycin, motilium (domperidone), and antispasmodics such as bentyl, donnatal, (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) levsin, and Robinul are usually stopped for 3 days prior to this test . Do not take any laxatives on the day before or any time during your study. ...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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My 6y had a solid gastric emptying study. emptying %'s: 1hr 16%, 2hr 40.6% & 4hr 82%.hes fft, has early satiety. dr said results normal. your opinion?

Mild delay: Just by reviewing the results, the gastric emptying at 4 hrs show mild delay in emptying. Grading for severity of delayed gastric emptying based on 4 hour value in normal results: Grade 1 (mild): 11-20% retention at 4 hours Grade 2 (moderate): 21-35% retention Grade 3 (severe): 36-50% retention Grade 4 (very severe): >50% retention This is just based on results and no other clinical knowledge. ...Read more

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How can fiber interact with a gastric emptying study?

Not just fiber: Any meals other than the food given to swallow for the study, may interact with the results of the study. May give a slower time of gastric emptying and the physician will report as abnormal when in fact is normal. Follow the instructions before getting test done. Good luck! ...Read more

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The hospital told me to bring anything that doesn't have to be prepared to a gastric emptying study what type of food should I bring?

The hospital told me to bring anything that doesn't have to be prepared to a gastric emptying study what type of food should I bring?

Standard meal: According to standards of society of nuclear medicine 4 oz eggbeaters or an equivalent generic liquid egg white, two slices of toasted white bread ; 30 g of jam or jelly and 4 oz of water. The isotope is cooked with eggs until firm in microwave.Different laboratories have different standards for performing test. You should ask how reliable test is with the laboratory you are using. ...Read more

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Can gas x effect a gastric emptying study?

Can gas x effect a gastric emptying study?

Probably not: However gastric emptying study should be performed without additional medications unless referring physician is trying to assess empfying while patient is taking a certain medication. Your physician in consult with nuclear physician would know how the evaluation is best performed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if a patient needs to have a gastric empty study and can't eat eggs, what are some substitutes?

Formulas: If you dont eat eggs, another type of food can be given, cheese bread or toast • juice or milk ...Read more

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3 days ago gastric empty study with technetium tc 99m sulfurcolloid oral.Day after til now I have had low BP and boughts of rapid pulse. Feel bad.Help

3 days ago gastric empty study with technetium tc 99m sulfurcolloid oral.Day after til now I have had low BP and boughts of rapid pulse. Feel bad.Help

Get checked out: If you are not feeling well you should see your doctor, based on your symptoms you should also see a cardiologist asap, make sure you drink plenty of fluids. ...Read more