Nervous system problem that causes delayed stomach emptying
Stomach or abdominal tumor
Stomach (peptic) ulcer
Follow your health care provider's recommendations. A liquid diet may be helpful. A detailed diet log (recording what was eaten, how much, and when) may be needed. Small, frequent meals may be more tolerable than large, less frequent meals. A diet high in fat may worsen the feeling.
When to Contact a Medical Professional
Call your doctor if:
The feeling lasts for days to weeks and does not get better
You lose weight without trying
You have dark stools
You have nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, or bloating
You have fever and chills
What to Expect at Your Office Visit
The doctor will examine you and ask questions such as:
When did this symptom begin?
How long does each episode last?
What foods, if any, make the symptoms worse?
What other symptoms do you have (for example, vomiting, excessive gas, abdominal pain, or weight loss)
David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc., and Todd Eisner, MD, Private practice specializing in Gastroenterology, Boca Raton, FL. Clinical Instructor, Florida Atlantic University School of Medicine. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.