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03-31-2017, 02:42 PM   #1321
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Hi all, my four year old has had consistent high calprotection levels of over 600 (don't record here in the uk once over 600!) Has tummy pains, odd fevers of a night, back pain, very poor appetite, slow to gain weight. Currently 11.1kg...colnoscopy/endoscopy shows inflammation of the esophagus but scan to check bowel.....is this crohns or GERD? SHE DOESN'T vomit unless travelling in the car, and mainly constipated xx
05-01-2017, 01:57 PM   #1322
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Hi all - I am new to this forum and to these issues, although I have been reading a lot. My 9 year old daughter tested positive for Celiac in late January, 2017 but her GI doctor told me on the first visit she thought it was IBD "because you do not see blood in the stool with a Celiac". I explained to her that my whole family had a virus and some gastro issues - pain and diarrhea - and that was the only time my daughter ever had any blood. In fact, she has never had a symptom in her life. No prior stomach pains, no diarrhea or constipation, no other pains anywhere. She has been growing well, eating well and very active. Still, my GI doc insisted we do a calprotectin test and a colonoscopy. Her calprotectin came in very high (above 2000). BUT, when I asked to repeat it 10 days later, it was way down to 218. This also supported my theory that the blood was related to a viral gastro. However, they also found inflammation after the colonsoscppy. It was described as mild to moderate and they called it indeterminate IBD. Still, if she did have a Gastro, would we not expect some inflammation. My GI doc at CHOP has no answers. She told me to wait and come back in a few months!!! That seems crazy to me? We are just going to do nothing? Here is a healthy kid a few weeks ago and now we think she has Celiac and IBD? And we do nothing? I started a gluten free diet right away. It helped and the blood and diarrhea went away completely. She still does get mild, brief tummy aches either when she is hungry (which is ALL the time!) or while eating or an hour or two after meals. This often happens once or twice a day but we have also had days with no pain. She gets a little gas with the pain. It seems very minimal. Her bowel movements look totally normal. She has lots of energy, good appetite, no blood or mucous, no other symptoms except a little gas pain. Does this sound like anyone's experience at the beginning of IBD? Does anyone else have a child with Celiac and IBD with sudden but mild onset who was previously healthy from birth? I am so worried!!! Thanks!!!
05-01-2017, 03:08 PM   #1323
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My daughter did not have severe symptoms either. She had abdominal pain and constipation. We honestly thought we were ruling out Crohn's with a scope. I was shocked when I got a call from her GI saying it was definitely Crohn's.

Kids with Crohn's can have a variety of symptoms. Some kids have diarrhea and bleeding. Others deal with constipation. Some don't have ANY gut symptoms and are only referred to the GI when there are growth issues. It really, really varies. After being on this forum for several years, what I have learned is that there is no "normal" presentation. There are kids who are asymptomatic but have had such severe inflammation that they needed surgery.

If you are uncomfortable with the doctor's diagnosis, I'd encourage you to get a second opinion - the big three hospitals for IBD are CHOP, Boston Children's and Cincinnati Children's.

We also go to CHOP.

I think you have a couple options. You can choose to wait and see - redo her Fecal Calprotectin in a few months and see if it's still high. You can choose to get a second opinion or you can choose to treat her now.

Honestly, doctors don't diagnose kids with Crohn's easily, so biopsies must have shown chronic changes that are associated with Crohn's.

I will tag some other parents so you can get some more opinions:
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05-01-2017, 08:09 PM   #1324
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Hi Okidli. I think I'd probably get a second opinion in your case. What test did the doctors do to diagnose Celiac Disease?
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05-01-2017, 09:19 PM   #1325
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With some kids (even adults), it can take quite a while to get a firm diagnosis, perhaps partly because symptoms can vary to such a degree.

My son was never sick... Six months before diagnosis, he started with some symptoms... but, sometimes, you (and/or doctors) don't see how the pieces fit together.

- on and off fevers and diarrhea - ped said there was a gastro bug going around
- canker sores - ped said possibly due to his new toothbrush
- night sweats - due to the fever caused by the bug
- weight loss and fatigue - caused by his body fighting the bug...
- fatigue - he'd just added a second phys.ed. class (2+ hours/day) plus played on two hockey teams
- gas

We had several follow-up apptmts with our ped and she ran bloodwork and a small bowel x-ray. On one round of fever/diarrhea, we went to the local hospital where they did ultrasound. All tests showed minor indications but not unusual with a gastro bug.

Eventually our ped suggested we go to the children's hospital rather than wait for a gastro referral. We did and he was tentatively diagnosed within hours. And, surprisingly to me!, it was my son's passing comment on 'canker sores' that clicked all the pieces together for the GI.

All this took almost six months.

My son had no pain, no bleeding, only lost his appetite when he had a fever, no nausea...

The symptoms can vary so much, it's not uncommon for a delay in getting a firm diagnosis. Very frustrating!! I would either start making arrangements for a second opinion or begin to keep a journal of all symptoms, even if it seems unrelated or justified (ie new toothbrush causing canker sores) and follow-up with your current GI sooner, rather than later.

Some other symptoms may be joint pain, anemia, heartburn...
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05-02-2017, 09:46 AM   #1326
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Celiac disease can be diagnosed fairly easily with an endoscopy and blood tests for antibodies to gluten. Most GIs recommend not beginning a gluten free diet before a certain diagnosis since going gluten free will (obviously!) heal things up. That said, if the GI wasn't sure what your daughter has/had, and wants to wait, then by all means go gluten free. The two diseases (crohn's and celiac) can co-exist (I have both), but if she is much better on a gluten free diet then I would continue with it. It sounds like she is much better, with symptoms that aren't bothering her too much, so I think Maya142 is completely right: it's your (and your daughter's) choice to wait and re-test or get a second opinion right now. I hope she continues to improve.
05-13-2017, 04:44 AM   #1327
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Thank you to all of those who responded to my note. My daughter was doing well and then the daily mild pains became just a little more frequent over the last few days. Then she went from perfect poops to bloody D. Full on, 10 times a day. The diagnosis is hard to deny. Ow. I am so scared, worried for her and depressed. I am trying to stay strong for my daughter but when I am alone, I feel so devastated. We went to CHOP ER and they sent us home. I feel like we have been in waiting mode for months. Shouldn't they do something at this point? But I am scared of the drugs too. She is only 9 and 4 mo the ago was in seemingly perfect health.

Also, any advice on diet through this flare (and beyond)? Since she is also Celiac, obviously no gluten.
05-13-2017, 04:47 AM   #1328
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My daughter did not have severe symptoms either. She had abdominal pain and constipation. We honestly thought we were ruling out Crohn's with a scope. I was shocked when I got a call from her GI saying it was definitely Crohn's.

Kids with Crohn's can have a variety of symptoms. Some kids have diarrhea and bleeding. Others deal with constipation. Some don't have ANY gut symptoms and are only referred to the GI when there are growth issues. It really, really varies. After being on this forum for several years, what I have learned is that there is no "normal" presentation. There are kids who are asymptomatic but have had such severe inflammation that they needed surgery.

If you are uncomfortable with the doctor's diagnosis, I'd encourage you to get a second opinion - the big three hospitals for IBD are CHOP, Boston Children's and Cincinnati Children's.

We also go to CHOP.

I think you have a couple options. You can choose to wait and see - redo her Fecal Calprotectin in a few months and see if it's still high. You can choose to get a second opinion or you can choose to treat her now.

Honestly, doctors don't diagnose kids with Crohn's easily, so biopsies must have shown chronic changes that are associated with Crohn's.

I will tag some other parents so you can get some more opinions:
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Thank you Maya142! Would you be willing to speak with me about your experience and advice? I know it is a lot to ask but I could really use the support of a mom who understands. Around me, I feel no one understands just how serious and devastating this is because my daughter still looks the same. Thanks so much!
05-13-2017, 04:52 AM   #1329
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Hi Okidli. I think I'd probably get a second opinion in your case. What test did the doctors do to diagnose Celiac Disease?
Thanks pdx. Do you (or anyone) have a doc you would recommend? I definitely want a second opinion now to understand and assess my options.
05-13-2017, 12:23 PM   #1330
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I'll PM you Okidli.
06-11-2017, 11:19 PM   #1331
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My son is 9 and a couple of months ago started having nausea, horrible stomach pains, diahrrhea, cramping, it subsided and came back a few weeks later, it went away again and came back- after 3 times I knew this wasn't a regular stomach ache. We went in and had ultra sounds, x rays, blood work but the only this abnormal were inflammation markers in bloodwork. He is yet having a flare after eating some chicken, and crying with nausea. WE have been referred to a GI doctor and will go this week. I feel awful because I was trying to give him a very plain diet based on " breaking the vicious cycle" book, but he ate this chicken and is flaring. ANy advice would be very helpful. thank you so much!
06-12-2017, 05:19 AM   #1332
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My son is 9 and a couple of months ago started having nausea, horrible stomach pains, diahrrhea, cramping, it subsided and came back a few weeks later, it went away again and came back- after 3 times I knew this wasn't a regular stomach ache. We went in and had ultra sounds, x rays, blood work but the only this abnormal were inflammation markers in bloodwork. He is yet having a flare after eating some chicken, and crying with nausea. WE have been referred to a GI doctor and will go this week. I feel awful because I was trying to give him a very plain diet based on " breaking the vicious cycle" book, but he ate this chicken and is flaring. ANy advice would be very helpful. thank you so much!
Feeling responsible for our children is a normal response, but remember that you didn't choose this for him. You are his biggest advocate and support. I know it isn't easy. I hope you all can figure it out quickly with the GI's help. I'm sorry you had to find us, but this forum is a great place for support.
06-12-2017, 02:16 PM   #1333
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Is feeling tired generally part of inflammatory bowel diseases? I suppose it differs with every child and situation.
06-12-2017, 02:17 PM   #1334
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It's definitely common - inflammation can cause fatigue, anemia is common with IBD and causes fatigue etc.

Hang in there - hope the GI has some answers.
06-12-2017, 02:39 PM   #1335
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Hope you get some answers soon, seoreh.
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This is my first post, so I will try to keep it short, and any suggestions are appreciated 😊. I only hope our journey through doctors and misdiagnosis and medicines can help others like this site has helped me. This thread appears to be for kids that are currently undiagnosed and I thought I would share my son’s symptoms. It took almost a year to get diagnosed because of his strange symptoms that now make up the “puzzle”.

My son first showed major symptoms when he was 15. Prior to this he was very healthy. He had been sluggish for about a year, but we thought it was just teenage laziness. He never had diarrhea and had constipation problems since he was a baby. I think for this reason Crohn’s was overlooked…and the fact that he is super quiet and rarely complains about physical discomfort.

It started with chest pains, saying it hurt to eat. Doctor told us was heartburn and sent him home.
2 weeks later, my son was not eating much at all and the doctor then did ultrasound/labs and found his gall bladder was slightly swollen, he was anemic and his inflammation markers were high. Doctor was convinced it’s gall bladder related.

Before anything was done about the gall bladder (thankfully) he was in the hospital for 9 days because of weight loss and dehydration. While in hospital an endoscopy showed that he had severe erosive esophagitis. The doctors were thinking GERD or EOE was the cause.

They sent us home and treated us for GERD with large amounts of PPI’s (Nexium and Prilosec). Over the next 6 months, he kept taking the meds and he kept telling me they didn’t help and continued to get sicker. The anemia getting worse, more weight loss, less appetite, severe leg cramps and no energy at all. Finally, I got fed up with the doctor not listening or doing anything to help. We quit the PPI meds (slowly I should add) that were obviously making him worse and found a new GI doctor because I knew it wasn’t GERD and this Dr. just wouldn't listen.

We visited the new Dr. and I was so relieved when she seemed genuinely concerned and insisted on full lab testing for nutrition an endoscopy and colonoscopy. A week later after the scopes she was sure it was an IBD. After a CT scan, confirmed the moderate to severe Crohn’s. It only took a new Dr. that was willing to take a look at all the "puzzle" pieces to get a diagnosis. She had him feeling better within 2 weeks of the initial visit.

My Son is much better today.
His symptoms included erosive esophagitis, anemia, weight loss, leg cramps, fatigue and the inflammation in his blood tests. No diarrhea, no fever, no vomiting, and no blood in stool.

Don’t be afraid to get second opinions, push for testing if you think it’s necessary and ask questions. And do your best to keep a copy of all test, lab and scope results, this has helped me numerous times.

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08-27-2017, 05:48 PM   #1337
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lively_child: Thanks for your post, and I'm so glad that your son is already doing so much better now that he has been correctly diagnosed and treated!
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Thanks pdx. Do you (or anyone) have a doc you would recommend? I definitely want a second opinion now to understand and assess my options.
How is your daughter doing these days? My 10yo daughter has had a similar path including the celiac/IBD diagnosis at once.
12-12-2017, 04:20 AM   #1339
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Hi Everyone,

First, let me say hello and thank you so much for creating a very helpful guide to all the parents of undiagnosed kids. I have pretty much read the whole thread over the past few weeks. I kind of feel like I know you all now!

I am also writing to seek help - any suggestions are very welcome - with my 16 year old daughter who has now been unwell for about 6 months and missed the last 4 months of school. Fortunately it is now the end of the school year here (Australia) and we are hoping for something/anything to occurr before the end of January when school all starts up again.

My beautiful girl has: constant pain (same spot always by her belly button, pain 24/7 and enough to wake her at night), vomitting at least 2-3/7, fevers at least 2/7, anemia, joint pain, mouth ulcers, very very darkbrown poo (apparently NOT black!) and D up to 30 times per day. She also smells different - like an organic/benzene/toluene/chemistry lab type smell about her that was never there before.

She has had blood tests (normal), faecal tests (normal), scopes and biopsies (normal), and pill cam (normal). Was initially diagnosed with IBS so spent a month on FODMAP (no change) and has even tried hypnotherapy sessions for the 'mind-gut connection'. No difference. She was never stressed, anorexic or on laxatives - gee the things people (including medical people!!) say hey!!

The GI has now said that he thinks its not IBS but rather an auto immune 'thing' - but they can't put a label on it.

My girl is now taking Questran (2 sachets per day) to stop the D and is on Lyrica (75 mg twice a day) along with codeine to stop the pain. The codeine has to stop in another week and she has also been given a script for Endep which she can use after the codeine is she wants/needs to. These drugs have stopped the D and have improved her quality of life but the pain (belly and joint) returns about 3 hours before the next lot of drugs are due.

We have an appointment for an intestinal ultrasound in January and then I suspect we will have worn out our welcome!!

There seems to be a huge wealth of knowledge here so i though't I'd throw my hat into the ring and see if anyone might be able to suggest anything! I hope that someone might have some ideas to help us!!

KJB xx
12-12-2017, 05:17 AM   #1340
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If they are thinking autoimmune
Have they sent her to a rheumatologist
That would be your best bet
Some autoimmune disorders cause gut issues but are not Crohns
Especially rheumatologist are better at dealing in the “gray areas”
Did they do an mri ?
What happens when she stops food ?
Has she tried exclusive enteral nutrition (formula only no solid foods )
It’s as effective as steriods for the gut but won’t fix auto immune issues
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Hi my little penguin and thanks so much for your quick response and tagging some of the other stars of the site!

We haven't been to a rheumatologist at this stage. She needs to go and get a vasculitis blood test and then has the intestinal ultrasound in January. I was a little surprised that she wasn't offered an mri but I gather the intestinal US looks for inflamation and is good at differentiating between CD and UC and also can be used to identify vasculitis issues too??

When she stops eating it does help her guts - but it certainly doesn't take all the pain away. She has been through periods of not wanting to eat - or preferring just a liquid diet - but I gather that doesn't help with identifying inflamation if there is an IBD issue so I am trying to encourage her to eat as much as possible before the IUS in January. She has also had significant pain in her oesophagus which has made eating difficult. She lost about 5 kg (10 lb) when this all kicked off but has slowly managed to put some it back on once she was on the liquid supplements.

Please keep the questions coming! Again, like many here have mentioned, I don't want to look like a neurotic mother, but this is my baby girl and I need her to be well and happy again.

All the best xx

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12-12-2017, 06:15 AM   #1342
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Pain in her esophagus?
Did they do an upper endoscopy as well ?
Looking for signs of (EoE) eosinophilic esophagitus ?
Ultrasound is just cheaper than an mri not necessarily better
Some are trying to use it for imaging in places like the U.K.
the standard of care in the US is still mri with Enterography

Have they looked at Behcets ?
Egids can cause issues as well that would include EoE
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Hi again

Yes, they scoped both ways - nothing remarkable other than a nodule (which still wasn't considered remarkable) and that she had some visible 'gastrits'. To be honest I don't know what biopsies were done but everything was returned as clear.

Immediately after the scope she was diagnosed a having GERD and put on nexium but it did absolutely nothing to help so stopped taking it (especially with the recent news coverage of links to cancer). She had never complained of heartburn and, at that time wasn't vomiting like she is now.

Having just read about Bechets I guess it is possible but no eye, lung, skin or genital ulcerations and as far as I know no brain or heart issues. I imagine if the vasicullitus test comes back abnormal then that may be something to look in to......

Thanks again for the ideas

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Your poor kiddo.
The Gerd meds, how long was she on them?
When she drinks " liquid diet, " what type of liquids is that?
Had she done that before the scopes.
12-12-2017, 04:40 PM   #1345
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Hi Farmwife and thanks for your reply

She was on Nexium for the entire course/packet (not sure how long it lasted sorry as it was back in September.

Liquid diet was Sustagen and Resource (at different times). Hated Resource as too sweet but likes Sustagen and is happy to live on it. She was hospitalised for a few days and they put her on Nutrica Fortisip but she really disliked that one.

I can't remember exactly, but I suspect that she had been at least suplementing her diet before the scope. She seems to really struggle with grains - rice and pasta come straight through - but has tried to eat more 'food' than 'liquid' lately. Some days are just bad and she sticks with the sustagen then.
12-12-2017, 05:07 PM   #1346
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Ummm mm..... Just a thought, remember not a doc just a mom.

I wonder if gut rest before the scope could have change (or healed) what was happening.

I know Grace couldn't be on steroids for 8 weeks before her scope.
They wanted to see what was happening before treatment started.
Formula or EEN can be used in place of steroids for healing the gut when first diagnosed. If course that doesn't work for everyone.
12-12-2017, 05:25 PM   #1347
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OK thanks

I have actually read about such an idea in this thread and wondered about that too....

She has the ultrasound on 17th Jan so how long beforehand should she try to stick with a normal diet? It is pretty hard when they feel so poorly though to say you have to eat.

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12-12-2017, 05:43 PM   #1348
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I would push for an MRE or pillcam. Sometimes IBD can hide in the small bowel and an ultrasound really isn't accurate enough to tell you if it's there. Symptom-wise it certainly sounds like it could be IBD, so I would make sure they check the small bowel.

There are several parents here whose kiddos have mostly small bowel disease and have been diagnosed using a pillcam (capsule endoscopy) or MRE.

I would also see rheumatology - many autoimmune diseases can involve the gut. Does she have any joint symptoms - pain, stiffness, swelling, redness or warmth?
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Hi Maya142

Thanks for contributing to our story!

Yes, she has had a pillcam already - showed nothing out of the ordinary. When she was in hospital she was meant to be given an MRI (not sure if the same as MRE?) but it didn't end up happening. They are now wanting an intestinal ultrasound and has been booked in. I rang querying this yesterday (as she had already had an abdominal ultrasound way back when it all began) but was told, no, this is what he wants to do. I feel pretty useless here as clearly I can't organise a MRI for her and have to wait to see what the GI wants to do next.

I kind of feel like we are part of a game at times. Do this and see if anything changes. Take that and see what happens. I understand that this is not a straightforward thing but it is wearing us down a bit. At least my girl is on some pain relief and anti-D meds now and that has certainly improved her quality of life. As I said to the GI - If she were the family dog we would have had to have her put down by now. I'm not sure if he saw the funny side but, as you all know, you either laugh or cry sometimes.

She definitely has joint pain (and has all along). She was an all star cheerleader and had to stop training about 5 months ago which broke her heart. Especially as her team went on to win their division of the Nationals and she has also missed the chance to travel to the US next year to compete there. Pook kid

Keep those ideas coming please!
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Sorry, I missed the pillcam and the joint pain. So with her joints, which ones hurt? Do they still hurt now that she has stopped training?

There is a type of arthritis called Spondyloarthritis (SpA). It is associated with IBD and there are people who have both spondyloarthritis and IBD. But there are also a lot of people who have spondyloarthritis but have "subclinical gut inflammation" but not full-blown IBD. So they have mild inflammation in the gut which is often asymptomatic but can cause symptoms like abdominal pain and diarrhea. A very high percentage of people with SpA have gut inflammation without symptoms - something like 60-80%. A much smaller percentage have actual full blown IBD - something like 8% I think.

It is not as bad as full blown Crohn's but is usually seen on biopsies. Some people also have small ulcers. Generally, it is found by scopes/MRE/pillcam.

Any joint can be involved in SpA but it is common for the lower limb joints to be involved - knees, ankles, hips etc. Sacroiliac joint or spine pain is also very common. But honestly, any joint can be involved - from fingers to the jaw to the toes.

Has she ever had any motility testing? That is something else I'd consider given the vomiting. My daughter has Gastroparesis - slow gastric emptying - as well as Crohn's. Her Gastroparesis symptoms were loss of appetite, feeling full after eating just a few bites, nausea after eating, pain after eating, weight loss and occasional vomiting.

People with Gastroparesis often are able to tolerate liquids better than solids.

An MRI is different from an MRE. An MRE is specifically for the bowel:

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What is magnetic resonance (MR) enterography?

Magnetic resonance enterography is an imaging test that lets your doctor see detailed pictures of your small intestine. It can pinpoint inflammation, bleeding, and other problems. It is also called MR enterography.

The test uses a magnetic field to create detailed images of your organs. A computer analyzes the images. Before the test, oral and intravenous contrast dyes are given to highlight the small intestine. A drug will also be injected to decrease movement of the bowel which can interfere with the images.

This is not an X-ray. It does not involve any radiation. The oral contrast doesn’t contain any radioactive material. The images from this test are quite detailed. The procedure may take around 45 minutes.
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