What tests may be used to determine if my stomach empties slowly?

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Patricia Raymond, MD
Gastroenterology
Evaluation for slow gastric emptying includes an upper endoscopy to ensure that a mechanical obstruction isn’t delaying the food passage, then a gastric emptying study. This relatively crude study involves your consumption of a radioactive tracer-laden standard meal, with a nuclear medicine Geiger counter used to determine your gastric emptying time.

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