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How soon after eating does the stomach empty?

How soon after eating does the stomach empty?

Depends...: 1-2 hours after liquids, 3-6 hours after solids. Carbohydrates & proteins exit faster than fats. Large meals take longer to empty than small meals. Medications, diabetes, neuropathies, certain infections can alter stomach emptying significantly, as can mechanical delays in emptying like stenosis & scarring of the pylorus (the gastric outlet into duodenum), gallbladder disease, small bowel issues. ...Read more

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Even after eating my stomach feels empty. What could this be?

Even after eating my stomach feels empty. What could this be?

Many possibilities: I have seen patients with this symptom caused by all sorts of issues, from nutritional deficiencies to ulcers (especially from infection} , cancers, diabetes and psychological issues. This symptom needs to be evaluated by a doctor who can examine you and do some tests ...Read more

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Empty feeling in stomach even after eating... What could it be?

Empty feeling in stomach even after eating... What could it be?

Hiatal: Hiatal hernia and other conditions may cause this symptom. Family practice/ internal medicine dr, or straight GI dr will clarify diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can I take palafer after food even though it directs on box to take on empty stomach? Took it first time morning 2 hrs before eating & felt nauseous.

Can I take palafer after food even though it directs on box to take on empty stomach? Took it first time morning 2 hrs before eating & felt nauseous.

TheGutWrenchingTruth: That form of iron supplement can give your stomach a jag on an empty stomach.Most people can take it that way, but freaks like you and me cannot.The usual dose is one a day so this is what I do:I take one twice a day with food.Just don't take it with something that may already possibly upset your stomach,like six gin rickys or a pot of fish heads and grits.Also remember,iron can cause constipation ...Read more

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How long does stomach take to empty after eating a snack like an english muffin?

How long does stomach take to empty after eating a snack like an english muffin?

It depends: There are so many factors involved in gastric motility. What else did you eat with the muffin? Was it a fiber muffin? What medications do you take (your profile says unifiber) have you had any surgeries? Some people have slow gastric motility. I see you have a colostomy, and you have also had an endoscopy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain like empty stomach but in chest with or without eating, sharper hunching pains after eating... 22yrs 3 kids.. No current conditions?

Pain like empty stomach but in chest with or without eating, sharper hunching pains after eating... 22yrs 3 kids.. No current conditions?

Stomach pains: Sounds like a bad case of reflux - or possibly bile reflux. I might try any one of the over the counter acid reducing agents to see if that changes things. If not you might want to consider getting an upper GI x-ray done. ...Read more

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I have a dull pain in stomach when my stomach empty,but the symptom relieve after eating. I also experience burning stomach at night. serious problem?

I have a dull pain in stomach when my stomach empty,but the symptom relieve after eating. I also experience burning stomach at night. serious problem?

Not at your age...: But if the duration is very long.....may be. Get tested for H Pylori, get started with Ranitidine/omeprazol, reduce spices, keep your meal timing, reduce weight if overweight. ...Read more

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How long after eating does someone have to wait before taking levothyroxine. In other words, what's the definition of an empty stomach?

How long after eating does someone have to wait before taking levothyroxine.  In other words, what's the definition of an empty stomach?

No soy no iron: Although the packaging for levothyroxine says to take it on an empty stomach for many people its not possible to do that and take it consistently each day. As long as you take it at a consistent time and don't take it with soy or with iron which will interfere with its absorption it is fine to take it with breakfast or before bed without being strictly fasting. Just get labs checked after change. ...Read more

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After eating 75 grams of carbs (french bread) on relatively empty stomach, 1 hour gluc level was 190. 2 hour gluc level was 127. Normal? Pre-Diab?

After eating 75 grams of carbs (french bread) on relatively empty stomach, 1 hour gluc level was 190.  2 hour gluc level was 127.  Normal?  Pre-Diab?

Probably normal: Hi. That is not a valid test. The OGTT uses 75 g liquid glucose; French bread is not an equivalent. And the OGTT uses serum glucose, not finger stick capillary glucose. You would also heed the fasting glucose, a standard part of an OGTT. Having said all that, your values could easily be normal. If you're worried, see your doc and do the REAL OGTT. Eat healthily and exercise regularly. Good luck. ...Read more

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