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gastroparesis was posted 04/20/2015 03:30 pm by Anonymous
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Do you have a good gastroenterologist following you?

Gastroparesis can cause gas/bloating/burping/abdominal pain/discomfort/nausea and feeling of fullness after not eating very much. Often symptoms are worse after food. When my Mom had it, an endoscopy showed gastritis (inflammation in the stomach) and some bile that had flowed back into the stomach from the intestines. These are common findings, but the endoscopy can be normal too.

Sometimes people have to adjust their creon dose or brand, but I would think you would complain of bowel changes if the creon wasn't sufficient... but maybe not. Gastroenterologist should help with this too.

Gastoparesis is common after whipple. Sometimes smaller meals, spread throughout the day can help. Sometimes there are trigger foods, like high fat or high fiber... but it depends. Sometimes taking reglan 15' before meals and before bed can help. Sometimes a PPI can help. Gas-x wasn't helpful for my mom either.



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