Going to SF tomorrow gastric emptying test

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george559
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   Posted 7/2/2012 10:29 PM (GMT -6)   
 So tomorrow I am going to San Francisco again this time to have a gastric emptying test done. I've already had one done here in Fresno but the neurogastroenterologist wanted me to have it done there. She said that the test I had done in Fresno was a difficult one to read so it might not be too accurate. She said the test I'd be having done in San Francisco is more advanced and more accurate. She is suspecting that I have gastricparisis. I dont understand I still get hungry and stuff. Does this mean that I wouldnt be able to get a nissen done? I'm so confused. Im also having a ph impedence, and another test done to see how strong my esophagus is I think. But my question is the stomach emptys slower does that automatically disqualify you as a candidate for the Nissen Fundo? confused

drtinsac
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   Posted 7/3/2012 7:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry I don't know the answers, but I am very curious as to what your symptoms are which lead her to think you might have emptying issues? Do you get heartburn, sour taste, how long after eating etc? Thanks.

george559
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   Posted 7/3/2012 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I get heartburn maybe about 15 minutes to 30 minutes after I've eaten. Sometimes about maybe an hour. Sometimes I feel the need to burp like maybe minutes and I feel food come up to my throat, but I bring it back down. PPI's haven't really worked for me although Dexilant is somewhat keeping it under control. I feel fatigued all the time. I've been off of it for two days now and no heartburn but I still feel exhausted. I went in to the er and had bloodwork and they even checked my thyroid and said everything was normal. Could I on top of gerd have celiac disease?

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   Posted 7/3/2012 1:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Gastroparesis is a condition in which the muscles in your stomach don't function normally. Ordinarily, strong muscular contractions propel food through your digestive tract. But in gastroparesis, the muscles in the wall of your stomach work poorly or not at all. This prevents your stomach from emptying properly. Gastroparesis can interfere with digestion, cause nausea and vomiting, and cause problems with blood sugar levels and nutrition.

There is no cure for gastroparesis. Making changes to your diet may help you cope with gastroparesis signs and symptoms.

Signs and symptoms of gastroparesis include:

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • A feeling of fullness after eating just a few bites
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux
  • Changes in blood sugar levels
  • Lack of appetite
  • Weight loss and malnutrition

From the information I have read, the nissen fundoplication sometimes helps the gastroparesis, but it is not usually recommended for people with GP unless absolutely necessary because it can worsen the GP. In some cases a person develops GP as a result of the Nissen. As with all treatments, the positive and negatives must be evaluated. Reference:  Mayo Clinic Staff and Gastroparesis Pt Foundation


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george559
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   Posted 7/3/2012 11:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you stkitt. I just got back today from getting my gastric emptying test. Apparantly after 4 hrs. the screen wasnt lit anymore where it first outlined my stomach. The tech said he could not diagnose me but he did say that it looked like everything moved along. I was so hungry. So I am thinking I probably dont have the Gastroparesis. I am just going to have to wait to see what the doctor sais. Next week I get the 24hr. ph study and Esophageal Motility Study. I was also tested for possible problems with my thyroid. I have always had gastrointestinal issues. Should I also ask to be tested for Celiac Disease?

aeshleyrose
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   Posted 7/4/2012 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Wouldn't hurt to be.

drtinsac
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   Posted 7/4/2012 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
When I got my endoscopy report back, apparently they ruled out celiac disease from something they examined from that. You might ask to have an endoscopy if you haven't had one yet. It will also show them potential damage done to your esophagus from the reflux.
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