Patient Comments: Gastric Emptying Study - Results

Question:What were the results from your gastric emptying study?

Comment from: robin a., 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: November 06

I had TURP (transurethralresectionof theprostate) done. When I came to, everything seemed alright. Two hours later as the anesthesia wore off and I could feel my lower body, I noticed a soreness in my groin. I thought it was just from the carving out of my prostate, but told the nurses. It kept getting more intense, and the nurses told me they had called the doctor. Three hours out of surgery, I was dying. The nurse used ultrasound and said I had retained 800 ml. I usually have to urinate at 100 ml. I was screaming at the nurses when the doctor arrived. He tried to reinsert the Foley catheter 3 times before taking me back into the operating theatre. It's been a week now and tomorrow I'm going back to have it removed. I used to hope that I could get erect after surgery. Now I hope that I can hold my water. I wonder if there was anything I could have done to prevent BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia). I first noticed this problem when I was 45!

Comment from: lizzybee, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 02

I had a gastric emptying study today and it was a piece of cake. I ate a few scrambled eggs, a scan after an hour and another scan after another hour. I had to wait for two hours after that for my last scan but all is ok.

Comment from: Stephanie7297, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 30

I had my gastric emptying scan on December 17th 2013. My results were abnormal. My scan showed that my stomach was not emptying at all. I do not have thyroid problems and pretty sure I do not have diabetes. I now have an appointment with a gastroenterologist, who seems to think it's my medication which has not changed in more than two years. So I can only guess that it might be something going on in my stomach or that it is idiopathic.

Comment from: oldwoman65340, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 06

I am scheduled for gastric emptying next week. I have hypothyroidism which can cause gastroparesis. I also take pain meds and anti-inflammatories for osteoarthritis. I don't have vomiting just nausea, feeling full after small meal, and lots of indigestion. I had a scope done last October. Nothing showed except the damage from medications. I also have a quivering across my stomach which feels like nerves. Didn't know if they might have cut a nerve when I had hip replacement.

Comment from: JP, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 13

The test is scheduled for next Wednesday. The sound of the test alone scared me so I wanted to find out what it was about; more so, what to expect. I have all the symptoms of food not moving as it should. This will be my third CT/Nuclear test of this problem. So far, severe constipation, in large and small intestines were present. Even with medications this problem has not been solved. I will up-date you after the test. Thank you for sharing with me how this test is performed. I am now at ease because of you.

Comment from: tahoetonia, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 18

I had a Gastric Emptying Study done 10 months ago and my results were confirmed gastroparesis. There was still food in my stomach after 4 hours. I was put on Nortriptyline 10mg to start and currently taking 50mg nightly. I feel like it has improved my eating, but not as much as I need it to. I have had TPN treatment twice in 9 months for weight loss. As of today I have lost 7 pounds of the last treatment that ended in early January. I am scheduled for another study tomorrow. My doctors do not have any answers as to why I can't maintain the weight. I am struggling with this and am looking for answers from anyone and anywhere I can.

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