An endoscopy? I’m glad she is finally getting somewhere. Her being in pain for so long before something was done is ridiculous.
I’ve had an endoscopy that found ulcers, and had my gallbladder removed as well. However, I didn’t think they could diagnose gastroparesis with one. I also have gastroparesis and I had to go through a stomach emptying study. Good luck to her!
Yes, I think that's what it was! They are going to do a stomach emptying study, too. She actually had to reschedule this test from last month because her stomach wasn't empty, which is part of why they suspect gastroparesis I guess.
Sounds like you've been through the wringer too, especially now with an MS diagnosis. Do you think your GI issues were related?
Also, congrats on your settlement! I hope you get a really comfortable new bed!
My GI issues were directly related to the MS. Nerves in the digestive system were damaged, which caused me to develop gastroparesis. I had something like 94% of the food left in my stomach without being digested after 2 hours.
They have her eat and take images of her stomach at 1, 2, 3 and 4 hours. Most people digest a majority of their meals within the first hour.
Tell her to enjoy the radioactive scrambled eggs. At least that’s what the hospital gave me. 😁