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Is It Normal To Gastroparesis
Periods might be a: little irregular. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Rarely if ever: Chickenpox will confer lifelong immunity with the first infection. There are few cases when this may not be permanent, like those with immune disorders or after bone marrow transplant . There are many rash producing illnesses that mimic chickenpox & these probably account for what many think as a first or repeat case. ...Read more
Depends!: Everyone's different. Some people have a bowel movement every day, sometimes even twice daily depending upon dietary fiber, fluids & physical activity. Others feel just fine having a bowel movement every few days, perhaps even as infrequent as weekly. As long as you're not straining, you're ok. We worry about constipation if you really need to push & strain to get stool out. Avoid laxatives. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a chronic malabsorption problem that goes undetected, because the malabsorption is mild?
Common, often brief: After excessive cleasning/diarrhea from the colon-prep for colonoscopy, your intestine will try to to rest/recover. Some folks experience a "overshoot" effect after being cleansed out and so may end up having some constipitation for a brief period of time. If prolonged for over 1 wk or two, i suggest checking with doc. A bit of metamucil or benefiber may help. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it normal when your body is cold for my pee to be colder that what it normally is. Also my penis is quite cold. Is it normal?
Likely normal: As long as everything is functioning properly, it sounds normal. When you are cold overall, your body tries to pull heat from the areas farthest from your heart, which is why your hands and feet typically get cold first. Since the penis is sticking out from the body, it can also become cold too. Now if you are having pain, discoloration, or anything else unusual, certainly see a physician. ...Read more
It : It is unclear what context your black stool occurred or the charcteristics of the stool, besides the color. Stool normally is brown because of the presence of bile in the stool. Bile is made by the liver, concentrated and stored in the gallbladder, and secreted into the intestine to aid in the digestion of food. Depending on the amount of bile it contains, the normal stool color can range in color from light yellow to almost black. Stool color can change for a variety of reasons. Some stool color changes may signify an underlying medical condition, and others may be due to ingestion of food or medications. Blood from the stomach or upper intestines can turn the stool color black and sticky, described as black, tarry stool, associated with a distinctive foul-smell from the actions of the digestive enzymes on the blood. Patients may be anemic if this is acute or long-lasting. Causes of this include ulcer disease, medication use (that cause ulcers, e.g. Aspirin, ibuprofen), use of anticoagulants, liver disease, intestinal or stomach masses. Other causes of black stool are iron pills or bismuth-containing medications (such as pepto bismol). If the stool color is dark because of any of these medications, it is typically not sticky in texture and is not foul-smelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Early after most any abdominal surgery, and for a couple weeks after surgery, it is common for a person to have a diminished appetite or feel full sooner after eating. This resolves as you heal and after you become more active & off narcotic pain pills. Drink plenty of liquids & eat smaller non-fatty meals more frequently at first. ...Read more
Unusual: This is an usual reaction the day after a physical workout. I would think of other causes such as food intolerance,irritable bowel syndrome,viral infection. Is this a one time occurrence or does it occur frequently? Do you eat or drink anything after the workout that could affect your bowel movements? ...Read more
Partly : Partly reversible sometimes it'll come and go ...Read more
Difficult question: Ejaculation time varies man to man and event to event. Depends on energy level, stimulation pace, time between events, drugs/meds on board, fatigue, health, etc. Broad range is about 2-15 minutes, with tighter average being 4-6 minutes. Best to do your own research...be safe! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: It's not one of common side effects listed review if you taking any other medications . Make sure you drink water few minutes before taking not to smoke or drink coffee 10 minutes before or after taking medication ...Read more
Portions: People eat for a variety of reasons, Many people also dont prepare their own foods. Eating out, there is portion distortion- with larger portion sizes as one contributing factor to overweight. Less activity- and sedentary lifestyle is another contributing factor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lpr,non acidic reflux normal manometery and gastroparesis my two doc advised one PPI with domperodine and another PPI and levosulpride which one safe?
Perhaps Levosulpride: Neither drug is approved for use in the U.S. Levosulpride is an antipsychotic drug also used for functional dyspepsia, reflux and gastroparesis. It is effective but can cause side effects including Tardive dyskinesia. Domperodine is restricted in the U.K. to brief use for nausea and vomiting because of QT prolongation and risk of ventricular fibrillation. ...Read more
Water absorption has reduced N so reduced urination,reduced appetite(renal function normal).looks like gastroparesis.how to improve water absorption?
Here are some…: Physiologically, human body has been "magically" equipped with all kinds of pressure and chemical sensors throughout the wonderful system of automation. So, all average healthy humans can auto-regulate water absorption and excretion without a hitch. More on water drinking? To http://formefirst.com/waterdrink.html. ...Read more
Swollen neck, underarms, groin lymph nodes, CBC normal, have diabetes and gastroparesis, stomach very tender?
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
What is the best way to keep blood sugar at a normal level in an individual who suffers with gastroparesis?
I have gastroparesis my endoscopy came back normal what does a endoscopy with someone with gp look like normally what does normal mean?
I became very ill suddenly. I had EGD and they found Gastritis, Barrett's, and Gastroparesis. Is this normal to have all three develop at one time?
They developed: over time.Be sure to follow instructions with meds ( what to take and what to avoid)and timely follow-up.Barretts requires watching and biopsies over time. ...Read more
I'm experiencing all symptoms of gastroparesis including low.Blood sugars had an emptying scan and told it was normal? Help i'm completey miserable
What do you have?: Since you don't have gastroparesis, please elucidate your symptoms for us so we can be of assistance. The GI tract has only a very limited number of responses so your "gastroparesis symptoms" may be altogether something other than a slow stomach, and may even originate outside the gut. Happy to help if you can provide some more information. ...Read more
My heart rate goes up after meals from my normal 60's-70's to the 90's. Worrisome? I have Mixed Connective Tissue Disease and mild Gastroparesis.
Normal reflex not: This is a normal reflex NOT related to MCTD. After you eat, a large portion of blood flow is diverted to the stomach & intestines for digestion; it's as if you lose circulating blood volume. To maintain cardiac output to the brain, with less volume, the heart speeds up (volume x heart rate is the output. Decr of one means incr the other). This is the gastrocardiac reflex, & is entirely normal ...Read more
Depends on...: The basic answer is if you can get optimal nutrition through the tube. I advise against most enteric formulas as they usually contain GMO-derived corn and soy and dairy from cows given hormones and antibiotics. I advise Liquid Hope, an organic feeding tube formula with vegetables etc. You can also add superfood powders like ORAC Energy Greens and fresh pureed soups. You are still what you eat! ...Read more
My wife is in ESRD. She is currently doing PD. She also suffers from Gastroparesis. She says she feels like her body is poisoned. Is this normal?
In end stage renal: disease, multiple toxins may not be eliminated from the body, and symptoms that are common are a general ill feeling and fatigue, Itching (pruritus) and dry skin, headaches, weight loss without trying and loss of appetite and nausea. Not uncommonly, there can be mental confusion and lack of alertness. Hopefully the dialysis will give some relief. ...Read more
I lost 10 pounds in 2 months after gallbladder surgery wile using a feeding tube because of gastroparesis is that normal or should i be worried. ?
Weight loss: is always of concern. If most of the weight loss was in the first 2 weeks around the surgery, and your weight has stabilized now it is Ok not to worry. If the weight loss has been steady over the last 2 months, it is of concern and further work up will be needed including malabsorbtive states and full review of your tube feeding formula as well as daily meds- topamax, (topiramate) specifically. ...Read more
I have post viral gastroparesis normally struggle with cronic constipation but for the past week i've been having yellow diarrhea what the cause?
Lupus, fibro, gastroparesis, non alcholic fatty liver, diverticulosus/itis don't normally drink but I drank alot the other night and really sick since?
Need exam,blood test: I would suggest you have an exam, and perhaps a blood test of the liver enzymes to see if the liver is inflamed. Sometimes lupus can affect the pancreas as well, and this plus alcohol together would mean the pancreas blood test should be checked too. A good examination is important, and if you are having fever, dark urine, chalk colored stools or severe abdominal pain make sure you are seen soon. ...Read more
My echo reads trace of mitral&tricuspid valve regurgitation is that normal? Have had chronic fatigue for months - have scleroderma and gastroparesis
I have gastroparesis and had a dobhoff tube put in to assist with nutrition. Is it normal is get a sore throat as the day progresses, and a low fever?
No, call your Dr.: Are you lying flat in bed during or for about an hour after feeds? That can cause reflux and burning in throat. Low fever usually not related to tf, may be that you are getting an unrelated sore throat to explain both--should contact your dr to be sure everything is ok. ...Read more
'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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