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Misdiagnosis of Hidden Causes of Gastroparesis

Underlying conditions list:

The list of possible underlying conditions mentioned in various sources for Gastroparesis includes:

Gastroparesis as a complication:

Other conditions that might have Gastroparesis as a complication might be potential underlying conditions. The list of conditions listing Gastroparesis as a complication includes:

Gastroparesis as a symptom:

Conditions listing Gastroparesis as a symptom may also be potential underlying conditions.

For a more detailed analysis of Gastroparesis as a symptom, including causes, drug side effect causes, and drug interaction causes, please see our Symptom Center information for Gastroparesis.

Discussion of underlying conditions of Gastroparesis:

Major Causes of Gastroparesis

  • Diabetes.
  • Postviral syndromes.
  • Anorexia nervosa.
  • Surgery on the stomach or vagus nerve.
  • Medications, particularly anticholinergics and narcotics (drugs that slow contractions in the intestine).
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (rarely).
  • Smooth muscle disorders such as amyloidosis and scleroderma.
  • Nervous system diseases, including abdominal migraine and Parkinson's disease.
  • Metabolic disorders, including hypothyroidism.
(Source: excerpt from Gastroparesis and Diabetes: NIDDK)

About underlying conditions:

With a diagnosis of Gastroparesis, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Gastroparesis. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Gastroparesis. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis.


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