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    Old 10-06-2007, 06:20 PM   #1
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    How long does it take to empty stomach?

    I have gastroparesis. I would like to know how long it takes to empty a normal stomach full of food? Opposed to one with GP. Anyone whos knows please respond.


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    Old 10-06-2007, 08:02 PM   #2
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    Re: How long does it take to empty stomach?

    There are too mant variables to jut answer that. High fat content calls for longer digestion. High fiber will cause a slower emptying time.
    I wish there was a standard to tell you but I don't know of any.

    Old 10-07-2007, 06:14 PM   #3
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    Re: How long does it take to empty stomach?

    I don't think you can tell that. Apparently the gastric-emptying testing done has it narrowed down to "what if you eat this many calories on empty" and how long THAT might take, but wild variations such as food make-up, volume, etc, don't make anything but the standard test easy to control.

    As it is, it seems that the small meal (I call it a snack) given for the test has about a t (1/2) time of 90 min, and apparently it should almost be gone at 4 hrs. Pretty long for a little egg!

    Old 12-04-2007, 03:20 PM   #4
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    Re: How long does it take to empty stomach?

    kidinme can you please tell what were your symptoms before you were tested for gastroparesis??? please i am afraid i might have that too????

    Old 12-04-2007, 09:33 PM   #5
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    Re: How long does it take to empty stomach?

    I agree with o'line rebel

    I was told that if more than 1/2 of the food remains after 90 minutes a diagnosis of gastroparesis is given.... my emptying time was 274 minutes not good!! but generally people will empty in 90 minutes depending what you ate, how much etc....

    Old 12-07-2007, 07:44 PM   #6
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    Re: How long does it take to empty stomach?

    Like O said, normal emptying time is 30-90 minutes given empty stomach and certain amount of food. We started a thread a while ago titled gastroparesis..please share. Scan through it if you can get the time. it is long. But we have discussed many issues related to GP

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