I have had this done 2 ways. Its pretty simple. The first one I had the eat an egg white with the dye or nuke stuff in it. The had to lay on a table under the x ray machine for 2 hours. You can't move, so the best thing to do is take a nap. The 2nd one I had was at a different hospital. That time I went in and ate the egg thig again. They had me stand in front of a x ray plate - took a picture and I left. I had to come back every hour or two (I can't remember) to have another picture until all the egg is digested. It took about 4 hours. Very simple test either way. The second one was nice because I went shopping in between.
You ask about the gastric emptying.My husband just had one done monday will be a week ago. He had to eat an scrammbled egg sandwich.Dry nothing on it except some radioactive dye.and a little salt and pepper.He says it was nasty. After eating that they x-rayed his stomach every 30 min for 2 hrs. He could walk around just as long as he was back in the room for x-ray in 30 min.They set a timmer to know when to x ray.My Little sister works gor a GI doctor in another town.She said they made they patients eat oatmeal.My husband said the worse thing about it was eating that nasty sandwich.Wish you good luck
MY DAUGHTER AND I HAVE JUST FOUND OUT THAT SHE HAS DIGESTIVE WEAKNESS, I ASSUME THAT IT IS THE SAME AS RAPID GASTRIC EMPTYING, I REALLY DONT KNOW, IF THERE IS ANYONE OUT THERE THAT CAN TELL ME ANY THING ON THIS IT WOULD BE APPRECIATED, HER DOCTOR JUST WANTS HER TO EAT SMALL MEALS 5 TIMES A DAY AND SEE HIM IN TWO WEEKS, TRUTHFULLY IAM TIRED OF HEARING THAT, IS THERE ANY THING THAT CAN BE DONE OTHER THEN EATING RIGHT? MY DAUGHTER IS 18 AND HAS BEEN VOMITING EVERY MORNING FOR TWO MONTHS NOW, SHE HAS HAD ENDOSCOPY DONE , HAD TO EAT THOSE EGGS WITH THE DYE AND, DEALS WITH HAVING TO BE LATE TO SCHOOL IN THE MORNINGS BECAUSE SHE HAS TO GET THE VOMITING OVER WITH BEFORE SHE LEAVE'S I DONT FEEL LIKE SHE SHOULD HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS AT HER AGE.. IF ANY ONE COULD OFFER ANY SUGGESTIONS PLEASE DO I REALLY DONT KNOW HOW TO HELP BECAUSE IAM NOT A DOCTOR AND I FEEL THAT IAM NOT GETTING MUCH FROM HER DOCTORS. EVEN IF THERE IS SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN SUGGEST THAT ANY OF YOU HAVE GONE THROUGH THAT I COULD GET THEM TO TEST.. THEY WERE SUPOSE TO TEST FOR THE H.PLYORIC BUT I HAVENT HEARD ANYTHING FROM THAT EITHER ,, I HAVE HAD TO CALL TO GET THEM TO GET ANY TEST RESULTS BACK TO ME.. IAM VERY UPSET AS YOU CAN TELL AND OPEN TO ANY HELP THANKS
I understand the concern that you have. I lived with severe nausea for several months straight and lost weight during that period. I found out that you could buy a test kit for H.Pylori at the pharmacy. It saves alot of time and gives instant results. I bought it at the Extra foods pharmacy. There are also other useful test kits that are sold there. My problem was linked to my gallbladder. I never had stones and had to live with it a long time before it got diagnosed. Well, good luck and hope you find some answers.
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