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Gastroparesis: Introduction

Gastroparesis: A condition characterized by the paralysis of the stomach. See detailed information below for a list of 23 causes of Gastroparesis, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Gastroparesis:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Gastroparesis. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Gastroparesis:

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Gastroparesis: Symptom Checker

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Gastroparesis Treatments

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Gastroparesis: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Gastroparesis

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Gastroparesis: Deaths

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In-Depth Reports: Diagnosis and Misdiagnosis

Diabetes diagnosis and misdiagnosis (In-Depth Report): Detailed report on diabetes misdiagnoses, rare curable types, and less common diagnostic full report »

Misdiagnosis and Gastroparesis

Metabolic syndrome often undiagnosed: Metabolic syndrome, also known as Syndrome X, is an often overlooked medical condition that causes a cluster of chronic symptoms. There are more »

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too common for people to die from undiagnosed heart attack, or more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of the conditions which may be causes more »

Cluster of diseases with difficult diagnosis issues: There is a well-known list of medical conditions that are all somewhat difficult to diagnose, and all can present in more »

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of "good" bacteria that aid digestion, and more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be more »

Poorly healing leg rashes a classic sign of chronic disease: Recurring leg rashes, or poorly healing leg rashes, are a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes, particularly of Type 2 diabetes, but also Type 1 diabetes. They can also occur with more »

Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps, particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes. However, there are also various other causes. See causes of leg cramps or more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a more »

Obesity-related conditions undiagnosed in children: A variety of conditions are associated with obesity (see obesity), but these tend to be undiagnosed more often in child patients than in adults. Some of the overlooked conditions may include hypertension, more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, more »

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Gastroparesis: Related Rare Diseases

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Gastroparesis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Gastroparesis listed in Disease Database:

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Article Excerpts about Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis is a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. Gastroparesis is most often a complication of type 1 diabetes. At least 20 percent of people with type 1 diabetes develop gastroparesis. It also occurs in people with type 2 diabetes, although less often.

Gastroparesis happens when nerves to the stomach are damaged or stop working. The vagus nerve controls the movement of food through the digestive tract. If the vagus nerve is damaged, the muscles of the stomach and intestines do not work normally, and the movement of food is slowed or stopped. (Source: excerpt from Gastroparesis and Diabetes: NIDDK)

Nerve damage to your stomach is called gastroparesis (Source: excerpt from Keep your nervous system healthy: NIDDK)

Gastroparesis is a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. Gastroparesis is most... (Source: excerpt from Gastroparesis and Diabetes: NIDDK)

Nerve damage to your stomach is called gastroparesis (Source: excerpt from Keep your nervous system healthy: NIDDK)

Definitions of Gastroparesis:

Chronic delayed gastric emptying. Gastroparesis may be caused by motor dysfunction or paralysis of STOMACH muscles or may be associated with other systemic diseases such as DIABETES MELLITUS.
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Detailed list of causes of Gastroparesis

The list below shows some of the causes of Gastroparesis mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Gastroparesis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Gastroparesis. Of the 23 causes of Gastroparesis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 16 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Gastroparesis:

The following list of conditions have 'Gastroparesis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Gastroparesis:

The following list of medical conditions have Gastroparesis or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.



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Causes of Gastroparesis Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Gastroparesis based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Gastroparesis:

    Medical Conditions associated with Gastroparesis:

    Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Paralysis symptoms (385 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Stomach symptoms (3217 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Gastroparesis:

    Diarrhea (2312 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Diabetic gastroparesis, Pancreatitis (68 causes), Postviral syndromes, Smooth muscle disorders, Type 2 diabetes, Scleroderma, Parkinson's disease, Anorexia nervosa, Functional gastroparesis, Metabolic disorders (50 causes), Stomach damage

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