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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?

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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I have symptoms of gastroparesis, but I'm not sure my gastric emptying study would suggest this. My study results are as follows:35% emptying?

I have symptoms of gastroparesis, but I'm not sure my gastric emptying study would suggest this. My study results are as follows:35% emptying?

Time?: 35% emptying in how much time? There are different times related to gastric emptying, ie at 90 minutes: <65% retention (> 35% emptying) is normal. ...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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Can Carafate (sucralfate) effect a gastric emptying study?

Can Carafate (sucralfate) effect a gastric emptying study?

Slows emptying: Sucralfate (carafate) delays gastric emptying of liquids and solids in duodenal ulcer patients. ...Read more

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Does a gastric emptying study show cancer as well as slow emptying?

Does a gastric emptying study show cancer as well as slow emptying?

Functional test.: The gastric emptying study is a test of function, not structure, and thereby cannot be relied upon to show gastric cancer. ...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 about gastric emptying scan?

Stomach function: Gastric emptying scans are either, liquid or solid. Tc99m sulfur colloid usual isotope used with liquid or cooked with eggs/toast in adults. Patient lies on table with gamma camera either above or above and below patient. Imaging for liquid meal can be 1-2 hours and for solid meal usually 2 hrs. Study documents amount of stomach emptying and gastroesophageal reflux. Normal values available. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take bistical laxitive day before gastric emptying scan?

Bisacodyl: Yes, you can take Bisacodyl the day prior to a gastric emptying scan. It should not affect gastric emptying. However, you wouldn't want to take Reglan (metoclopramide) or Erythromycin prior to a gastric emptying scan, as they will influence the results. ...Read more

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Wat cause vomiting after eat, especially after greasy food. Vomit is always greasy. Hida scan, colonoscopy, endoscopy, gastric emptying scan, all normal!

GE reflux: Hida scan does check the function of gall bladder in conjunction with ultrasound. Usually when normal leads away from gb as issue. Gastric emptying has solid and liquid versions, one can be normal while other abnormal. Sounds like part of the problem is gastroesophageal reflux.May need change in medications and diet, elimination of foods upsetting your stomach. ...Read more

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13yo son has had off/on stomach pain, nausea & heart. B for roughly 3yrs. Had norm upper/lower GI & gastric emptying scan. Often stopped up. Any input?

13yo son has had off/on stomach pain, nausea & heart. B for roughly 3yrs. Had norm upper/lower GI & gastric emptying scan. Often stopped up. Any input?

Get more tests or...: Repeatedly negative tests can either reassure (those seeking to rule out pathology) or frustrate (those convinced something is wrong despite negative results). Be especially concerned if your son is falling off his height ; weight curves, awakens from sleep with distress, has symptoms that are worsening in intensity ; frequency, is passing blood, missing a lot of school, has medical risk factors. ...Read more

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What medications can slow gastric emptying?

Meds: Several medications can do this. Narcotics such as morphine, certain antacid medications, antihistamines, as well as some antidepressant type meds. ...Read more

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Can Carafate (sucralfate) effect gastric emptying?

Ulcer therapy: It is used more in ulcers by coating the ulcer and helping to heal faster. I don't think it helps gastric emptying. ...Read more

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How can I help myself. I have slow gastric emptying. And it really sucks to eat. I also have cronic allergies but not to foods.?

How can I help myself. I have slow gastric emptying. And it really sucks to eat. I also have cronic allergies but not to foods.?

Gastroparesis: You may want to get with your pcp or a gastroenterologist. After appropriate evaluation you may benefit from some medications that speed gasrtic emptying. ...Read more

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Dose omeprazole signifigintly slow gastric emptying?

It is reported: According to dig dis sci. 1996 mar;41 (3):469-74.
Omeprazole causes delay in gastric emptying of digestible meals. If you're taking this medication and notice slower emptying or more regurgitation, you should take this information into consideration and let your doctor know. ...Read more

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Are hypochloridia and delayed gastric emptying linked? Could you point me to any clinical papers please.

Gastric acid: Hypochlorhydria refers to lack of adequate gastric acid which can lead to inability to absorb vit B12 and pernicious anemia. Delayed gastric emptying (gastroparesis)refers to sluggish emptying of the stomach and occurs in some diabetic patients. The two conditions are not necessarily related. ...Read more

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How much do gastric emptying tests cost?

Cost: This is variable. Would contact the facility or provider to obtain more information about the anticipated cost. ...Read more

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Wouldn't gastroperisis diagnosis need too be caused by something, I took gastric emptying egg test, and got diagnosed, what should I have checked out?

Wouldn't gastroperisis diagnosis need too be caused by something, I took gastric emptying egg test, and got diagnosed, what should I have checked out?

Treat Gastroparesis: Gastroparesis means slow-emptying stomach. Causes may be mechanical (obstruction, or the stomach outlet narrowed from healing of past inflammation, treated by endoscopic dilation), post-inflammatory (due to swelling of the stomach lining from ulcers, treated with acid blockers), or neurologic (as with diabetes, treated with rx that stimulates motility--domperidone, erythromycin, stomach pacemaker). ...Read more

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Dose elavil (amitriptyline) effect gastric emptying in any way and at what doses

Dose elavil (amitriptyline) effect gastric emptying in any way and at what doses

Yes: Elavil (amitriptyline) has strong anticholinergic properties, and can slow gastric emptying of solids. It can also slow your GI function farther down, leading to constipation. http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/18803000. ...Read more