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Slow Digestion

Lee Christensen
Posts: 36
Joined: Nov 2010

I have recently had another EGD done and they found food in my stomach. So, I had another test done where they scanned for 2 hours after eating a radio active sandwich. The results where that 70% of the sandwich was still there after 2 hours.
So, my question is has anybody else had this problem? Also, what were the recondmendations to help this problem?

BMGky
Posts: 666
Joined: May 2010

Sorry, I have no idea; however, Hope you find some answers. Please let us know as I am not familiar with this problem. BMGky

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mruble
Posts: 179
Joined: Jun 2011

It seems that this is very common after an esophajectomy. The vagus nerve is cut which causes the slowness. My husband took Reglan prior to each meal and bedtime to help with motility. He didn't have any issues with the Reglan but some people react badly to it. Others have used erythromycin or other drugs.

Mary

Guigna
Posts: 71
Joined: Feb 2012

The pylorus valve might need stretching. They did that to my husband twice - results are fast and satisfying.

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