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How Is Gastroparesis Diagnosed
Gastroparesis Dx: The 'gold standard' is a radiology study called a 'gastric emptying study'. That being said, certain conditions identified during upper endoscopy can be diagnostic. For example a large bezoar - a mass of undigested food (typically) is usually diagnostic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can help rule out: Gastroparesis is largely a functional issue. Symptoms include nausea and vomiting and bloating. All are fairly nonspecific symptoms with many conditions causing a similar findings. An egd can rule out several of those various diagnosis. It will largely be a diagnosis of exclusion. Functional tests can help more accurately diagnose the condition sigh as gastric emptying tests. ...Read more
Sometimes: It's actually a clinical diagnosis, based on high level of suspicion (i.e., if you are a diabetic, for example) a "snapshot" (upper endoscopy, aka egd) may show liquid in the stomach after 8-10 hours of fasting; but no fluid does not negate the clinical diagnosis. Plus, many medications can stop evacuation from a healthy stomach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been experiencing extreme stomach pain I was recently diagnose with gastroparesis. What can I take for the pain?
See a GI: Gastroparesis can be helped with some meds such as metoclopramid or Reglan (metoclopramide) although it is not specifically for this problem and may have its own side-effects . There is a electrcial stimulator which directly stimulates the stomach's emptying which can be effective. This does require a surgical procedure and the stimulator itself is quite expensive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With all new diagnoses I have neural stenosis, gastroparesis and now SBBO.. I took the antibiotic cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 2 months could this antibiotic have caused?
Diagnoses with gastroparesis throw up all dayFamily keep asking about bulimia so much I'm questioning myself now... can I hav eating disorder¬ kno?
In the mind? : The answer lies in your "body image" Do you think that you are fat despise being told you are Normal weight by your doctors? Were you a gymnast or ballet dancer? Keep up your psychology evaluation! It sounds like your family is worried about you and this leads me to think anorexia or bulimia are possible. One in 5 women with anorexia die of disease. Mortality 4 bulimia lower, death possible ...Read more
Can a small bowel series diagnose Chrone's , Gastroparesis and Dumping syndrome? I know celiac disease has a blood test but it is a possible also.
'Relative paralysis': The stomach does not empty effectively. There are a number of common causes - especially diabetes, hypothyroidism. But medication side effects can mimic this condition too. Sadly, treatment can be difficult. Avoid regular (daily) use of Metoclopramide as the body develops tolerance to it and possible side-effects from regular use can be devastating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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