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MedicalUnicorn

446d

Is it possible to have a normal gastric emptying study and still have gastroparesis? In the summer, I had one done, but they only gave me eggs and water because I am gluten free and didn't know I had to bring my own toast. Could this have altered the results? The results showed that 7% of the egg was still in my stomach after 4 hours. My symptoms have gotten much worse since the summer. I've gotten a diagnosis of POTS and I've been told I have GI dysmotility, but I'm wondering if it could be gastroparesis, as it is a common comorbidity with POTS. TIA <3

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    • 100Percent_K

      445d

      You may have motility issues in other parts of your GI tract instead of the stomach. That’s very possible and does happen to people. It wouldn’t quite make sense to be diagnosed with gastroparesis and having your gastric emptying study be normal though. It wouldn’t have been able to push your toast through any quicker than anything else. I had the water version of it and I can’t even empty water at a normal rate. I would look into sitz marker and other motility testing to see what other parts might be the culprit

    • 100Percent_K

      445d

      You may have motility issues in other parts of your GI tract instead of the stomach. That’s very possible and does happen to people. It wouldn’t quite make sense to be diagnosed with gastroparesis and having your gastric emptying study be normal though. It wouldn’t have been able to push your toast through any quicker than anything else. I had the water version of it and I can’t even empty water at a normal rate. I would look into sitz marker and other motility testing to see what other parts might be the culprit

      • MedicalUnicorn

        445d

        @100Percent_K Thank you for the information!

    • carter._.16

      446d

      I didn't have a gastric emptying test, but I did have a barium swallow. And my gi doc didn't find anything abnormal about the test, but they did diagnose me with gastroparesis. So I would say it is possible. And to be honest, push until you get an answer that makes sense. Because it's better to know and have a plan

      • MedicalUnicorn

        445d

        @carter._.16 Thank you! This is very reassuring!

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