Hello everyone. I recently just went for an endoscopy after having 2 months of upper chest tightness, palpitations, and occasional shortness of breath. I have cleared all cardiac tests (EKG, Stress test, echocardiogram, and holter monitor), so I decided to get an endoscopy because I was getting desperate. I thought maybe I had a hiatal hernia that was causing the upper chest pain. Anyways, I had the endoscopy after fasting 9 hours, and the doctor stated afterwards that the endoscopy was clear, but he saw food in my stomach and ordered me to have a gastric emptying study done next week. This caught me off guard because I know most people with gastroparesis have issues with food, correct? None of my symptoms are increased or come about with the ingestion of food. As a matter of fact, I just had a burger for lunch and I felt fine. Is it possible to have gastroparesis and not have any symptoms related to food intake? I don't have nausea, I never vomit, I don't feel full after a few bites, I don't have a loss of appetite.........I read that food seen on an endoscopy is essentially enough for a diagnosis of gastroparesis even though a gastric emptying test is done to confirm, but I'm just confused. Any ideas/feedback? Thank you
Hey...I just received my results from the GES and this was the report: http://i45.tinypic.com/a5i843.jpg . Is this something I should be happy about? I haven't discussed it with my GI doctor yet, so I don't know how to interpret it yet.
I just had my GES study done and here were the results, but I'm not sure what to make of them. Any input?? Should I be happy with this?:
"Following the ingestion of 1 mCi of Tc99m sulfur colloid mixture with a solid, a gastric emptying study was performed. The time of half emptying was 87.9 minutes, which is within normal limits. There is no scintigraphic evidence of gastroparesis. IMPRESSION: NORMAL GASTRIC EMPTYING STUDY.