What is it?

Functional disorders of the stomach refer to neuromuscular problems of gastric motility. These abnormalities can affect all the parts of the stomach. The symptoms typically appear after having a meal. This condition is diagnosed only after metabolic and structural diseases are ruled out.

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Signs & symptoms

Symptoms may include abdominal distention, bloating, early satiety, discomfort, dyspepsia and nausea.


Diagnosis is based upon findings from medical history and physical examination. Further evaluation may include blood tests, ultrasound of the gallbladder and pancreas, upper endoscopy and gastric emptying studies.


Treatment is limited so far, and treatment usually includes symptomatic treatment such as prokinetic agents.

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