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15 hour fast prior to Upper GI showed food still present in stomach, why?

What can cause food to remain in stomach after 15 hours of fasting?
I just had an Upper GI. I had fasted 15 hours prior to test. I was told food was still present in stomach.
Test could not evulate stomach, for polyps, for ulcers etc...
What causes this to happen?
I am very nervous regarding this finding.
I am scheduled to see my doctor in 2 weeks, but am worried now.
Does anyone have any ideas, information, experiences with this type of result after an Upper GI?
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When something like this happens it's typically attributed to delayed gastric emptying, also called gastroparesis. In some cases it can be due to a neuropathy due to something like diabetes, but in other cases the cause is not known. The doc will probably suggest a follow up study to check into the possibility of gastroparesis.
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