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Can IBS mimic gastroparesis symptoms?

Can IBS mimic gastroparesis symptoms?

Not really: Ibd by definition is abd pain with altered bowel habits. That being said many patients with ibs have nausea and vomiting that can mimic gastroparesis. ...Read more

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Gastroparesis (Definition)

A condition where the stomach is not able to empty its contents, but not because ...Read more


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How are gastroparesis symptoms managed?

Lifestyle/meds: Some simple lifestyle modifications can help with gastroparesis. These including eating smaller, more frequent meals that are easier to digest. If this does not work, medications like Erythromycin have been shown to be most effective in improving motility, of course, fixing the underlying cause is best. If you are diabetic, best management of the diabetes with a target a1c of 6 is ideal. ...Read more

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Can food intolerances cause hypoglycemia or make the symptoms worse?

Can food intolerances cause hypoglycemia or make the symptoms worse?

Possibly: If you don't eat correctly you may not have enough calories to prevent hypoglycemia, especially if you are a diabetic. If you don't have diabetes it's highly unlikely you would develop hypoglycemia which is quite rare. Food intolerances can cause a variety of different symptoms. Try excluding things that make you feel bad after eating them. ...Read more

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What signs or symptoms make up ramsay-hunt syndrome?

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What signs or symptoms make up ramsay-hunt syndrome?

Painful rash: Check out mayo clinic at http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/ramsay-hunt-syndrome/ds00878 for info on chickenpox attacking ear, eg ramsay hunt syndrome. ...Read more

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What meds would make neuropathy symptoms worse? Thanks.

What meds would make neuropathy symptoms worse? Thanks.

Medications that: Increase the sympathetic nervous system or ramp up anxiety. Things like adderal or Ritalin have been shown to make neuropathy slightly worse. Medications that cause you to be anxiouscan certainly increase pain. There are a number of other medications that can damage nerves, leading to more neuropathy, from Levaquin (levofloxacin) to chemo agents, too many to list. None that you have listed above, any new meds? ...Read more

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Does gallbladder disease make you nauseas often?

Does gallbladder disease make you nauseas often?

Yes it can: Gallbladder disease, which usually means stones or sludge can make you nauseous and is often associated with pain on the right upper abdomen. The discomfort is often episodic and associated with meals and particularly fatty foods although some people experience a chronic nausea. An ultrasound is the standard test for diagnosing this problem. Your primary can order this test for you. ...Read more

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What makes GERD symptoms worse?

What makes GERD symptoms worse?

See below: Eating within 3 hours of bedtime, overating, meals high in fat, tomatoes, spicy foods, nicotine, chocolate, peppermint, and alcohol can all make gerd worse. ...Read more

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Can GERD make you stomach cramp?

Can GERD make you stomach cramp?

Possibly: Reflux of acid from stomach into the esophagus or gastroesophageal reflux can sometimes cause spasms of the esophagus that mimic a heart attack. Think of a "charlie horse" cramp in your calf but instead in your esophagus in your upper abdomen right at tip of your lower breastbone. ...Read more

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Can ibs-c symptoms get worse overtime or untreated/suspected sibo symptoms get worse overtime?

Can ibs-c symptoms get worse overtime or untreated/suspected sibo symptoms get worse overtime?

It's possible: The bacteria in your gut actually 'train' your immune system. An imbalance (sibo) can leave your immune system reacting inappropriately (too little or too much) to foods, infections, stressors, etc. Work with an integrative or functional medicine doctor to address this and keep track of any foods that make you feel worse. Elimination diets and appropriate pre- and probiotics can help. ...Read more

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What symptoms make you think of diverticular disease?

What symptoms make you think of diverticular disease?

Pain: Abdominal pain, usually in the left lower corner is the most common symptom. This can be accompanied by low back pain, fevers, chills sweats, nausea, and vomiting. ...Read more

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Gallbladder stones nausea - what do you eat to make symptoms better?

Gallbladder stones nausea - what do you eat to make symptoms better?

Biliary dyspepsia?: Biliary stones may eventually pass into the small bowel on their own. Worry less about diet & more if your stones are causing symptoms, or you have elevated bilirubin &/or dilation of the bile ducts on recent imaging. A sick gallbladder (found by cck-hida) or ductal stones (depending on location, size, biliary anatomy) may promote infection, pancreatic &/or liver inflammation & need to be removed. ...Read more

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What foods may cause IBS symptoms?

What foods may cause IBS symptoms?

Wide variety: Ibs symptoms: abd pain, often diarrhea , alternating with constipation. Some are sensitive to carbohydrates in milk (lactose), fruit (fructose), other carbs in veggies like onions, artichokes, broccoli, grains, beans. Some are sensitive to alcohol, temp of foods, i.e. Cold, chocolate, fat content, carbonated beverages. Some are affected by menstrual cycle, stress, emotional triggers. ...Read more

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Need to know signs and symptoms of lactose intolerance?

Need to know signs and symptoms of lactose intolerance?

Gastrointestinal: The most common symptoms associated with lactose intolerance include constipation, diarrhea and abdominal cramping. ...Read more

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Which diagnoses can you make with stomach cramps?

Which diagnoses can you make with stomach cramps?

Stomach cramps: U have to be examined first. Some possibilities are irritable bowel syndrome, gastroenteritis, appendicitis, lactose intolerance, colitis, intestinal gas, diverticulitis, peptic ulcers, menstrual cramps, or effects of alcohol/medications/illicit drugs/food poisoning. ...Read more

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Does zofran make you not hungry and delay stomach emptying?

Does zofran make you not hungry and delay stomach emptying?

Zofran: I believe these are possible side effects, but the symptoms may be due to an underlying stomach problem like gastritis, gastroparesis or peptic ulcer. A consultation with a gastroenterologist would be helpful for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Will guttate psoriasis make you vomit or have other stomach symptoms?

Will guttate psoriasis make you vomit or have other stomach symptoms?

Guttate psoriasis: Generally psoriasis is not associated with gut problems but other skin diseases such as dematitis herpetiformis is. ...Read more

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Can it still be gastroparesis if you have multiple symptoms, but do not vomit? What other diseases could mimic gastroparesis symptom?

Can it still be gastroparesis if you have multiple symptoms, but do not vomit?  What other diseases could mimic gastroparesis symptom?

Gastroparesis: There several causes that can mimic gastroparetic symptoms. You are likely to have previous work up such as labs, egd/colonoscopy, possible abdominal/pelvic ct to make sure you have no other underlying diseases such as peptic ulcer disease, gallbladder dysfunction, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, dyspepsia, food allergies, side effects. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the differences in symptoms between irritable bowel syndrome and celiac disease?

Very similar: Symptoms of ibs and celiac's disease are very similar. The diagnosis of ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion (ie the doctor has ruled out any other diseases that have similar symptoms). Consult with your doctor to determine if a celiac work-up might be appropriate if has not all ready been done. ...Read more