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I have gastroparesis. Can that be a sign that I could have ovarian cancer?

I have gastroparesis. Can that be a sign that I could have ovarian cancer?

Ovarian Cancer: Some types of ovarian cancer spread widely in the peritoneal cavity, which may occasionally involve the stomach leading to decreased mobility (paresis). But this would be a highly unlikely INITIAL symptom of ovarian cancer, and so it alone would not warrant expensive further study to rule that possibility out. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can chronic gastritis lead to other conditions such as gastroparesis, obstructions, stomach cancer, etc?

Can chronic gastritis lead to other conditions such as gastroparesis, obstructions, stomach cancer, etc?

Possible: Chronic gastritis due to helicobacter infection is related to stomach cancer, especially lymphoma. Ulcers with chronic inflammation may cause scarring and depending on the location may lead to obstruction. Gastritis due to alcohol use may predispose to usual carcinoma of the stomach. ...Read more

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Does coffee cause gastroparesis?

Does coffee cause gastroparesis?

No: the most common causes of gastroparesis are: diabetes, medications, infections. coffee is not known to cause gastroparesis ...Read more

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Can gastroparesis cause diarrhea?

Can gastroparesis cause diarrhea?

No: Gastoparesis by definition means your bowels are moving slow or not at all, which leads to constipation. Autonomic dysfunction is a common cause gastroparesis but may also lead to hyperactive bowels or diarrhea. ...Read more

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Might gastroparesis cause memory problems?

Might gastroparesis cause memory problems?

No: However, certain causes of gastroparesis, like diabetes, can be associated with cognitive changes. ...Read more

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Had my insulin levels checked and it is 35 which i was told is high? Could this have caused my gastroparesis? Have an appt w/ GI in jan.

Gastroparesis: A sluggish (gastroparetic) stomach in diabetics is more a function of the disease duration & adequacy of glycemic control than Insulin levels. As with any diabetic neuropathy, the nerves that control stomach emptying (vagal parasympathetics) are affected adversely & associated release of motilin may be altered. Symptoms include: epigastric fullness, nausea, bloating, & vomiting after meals. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w, gastroparesis no diabetes what testing shoul I have done too try too find cause? I can't live like this I'm getting no help from docs?

Gastroparesis: I find it hard to accept that you can't get help from any doctors. That said, with your symptoms you should contact your primary doctor and ask for a referral to a Gastro-enterologist. ...Read more

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I have gastroparesis which has also caused chronic gastritis w/ reactive gastrophy? What is reactive gastrophy? What happens w/ reactive gastrophy in the long term?

I have gastroparesis which has also caused chronic gastritis w/ reactive gastrophy? What is reactive gastrophy? What happens w/ reactive gastrophy in the long term?

Gastroparesis: Do you have underlying diabetes? If so controlling diabetes will reveal some of your symptoms. Under guidance of your GI specialist, you may want to try metaclopramide, Erythromycin or even a gastric pacemaker if you the right candidate. Reactive gastritis is due to some offending event or substance. Can be controlled by avoiding the offending agent like alcohol or coffee, spices/ antacids help. ...Read more

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