Could this be gastroparesis?
Hello everyone. My name is Casey and I'm 16 years old. For the past 5 or 6 weeks, every time I eat or drink something (anything really, even water) I end up vomiting it back up, but not all of it (sometimes - occasionally I do). I'm almost always nauseated. Not only this, but I also have accompanied abdominal pain around the middle area. The pain seems to get worse after eating, and I get full pretty quickly (which isn't normal) and I don't feel hungry enough to eat three meals throughout the day. Most days I eat one. Also, there have been days where I'd eat something and end up vomiting it back out 9-12 hours later and I can still identify what it is just by looking at it. My bowel movements have also changed; they went from having one everyday to one every 3-5 days (4 days is around average) and sometimes when I DO have a bowel movement, my stool has a light brownish-orangey color to it, along with its normal color on the other side of it (my mom says that two-tonal stools usually mean that you don't have enough liquid in your stomach...is this true?) I've been to my family doctor, who thought it was my gallbladder, who then referred me to a surgeon who thought it was also my gallbladder, but when that proved to be wrong, he suspected a blocked bile duct, and when that was proven wrong, the surgeon sent me to a gastreologist (Sorry...I cannot spell that to save my life) which I am seeing on Thursday.
Lately, though, I seem to have been getting worse with the pain and vomiting.
But I was just wondering...does this sound like gastroparesis? If so, what are treatments for it and is it curable? Is it common for people my age? What changes in lifestyle will I have to make? I've lost 30 pounds so far because of this and I am very tired of throwing up. And I just want an idea of what this could be.
Thank you ^^
Last edited by cls91; 04-02-2008 at 12:52 AM.