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How is gastroparesis diagnosed?

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 more

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Gastroparesis (Definition)

Gastroparesis is a condition where the stomach is not able to empty its contents as effectively, but there is ...Read more


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Can an upper endoscopy be used to diagnose gastroparesis?

Can an upper endoscopy be used to diagnose gastroparesis?

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

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Can an upper endoscopy and a colonoscopy diagnose gastroparesis?

Can an upper endoscopy and a colonoscopy diagnose gastroparesis?

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 more

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I have been experiencing extreme stomach pain I was recently diagnose with gastroparesis. What can I take for the pain?

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 more

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Diagnoses with gastroparesis throw up all dayFamily keep asking about bulimia so much I'm questioning myself now... can I hav eating disorder¬ kno?

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

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What is gastroparesis?

What is gastroparesis?

'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 more

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Gastroparesis, what to do?

Diet: small frequent meals, low in fat. drink plenty of fluids control your sugars if you are diabetic get your thyroid checked ...Read more