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06-25-2014, 10:22 AM   #1
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Certain foods feel stuck!

Hey everyone, I have an issue where certain foods feel stuck in my "stomach area". It started about 1 year ago...I was drinking ultrameal shakes and they were working well for me. One day, I drank one and it felt stuck in my "stomach area". Since then, any type of meal shake, protein shake, or smoothie gets 'stuck". Since this occurred more and more foods/drinks that I use to eat normally have been producing this "stuck feeling"; for example, milk, cheese, tomato sauce (sometimes I feel the spices in my stomach) , beef broth, protein bars, cookies (any type), water, almond milk, soy milk, cereal, and 99% of teas. However, the "stuck feeling" occurs almost immediately after I consume any of these foods/drinks, and I feel full in the stomach area. If I get this "stomach stuck feeling" it last for anywhere from 1 hour to 72 hours. Also, ...lets say I eat cookies and they feel stuck.. I could go eat a piece of bread and it feels like it just passes by with no problem (almost as if my stomach lets the bread go through but not the cookies). I haven't been directly tested for gastroparesis, but i did have a barium drink and xrays and nothing was in my stomach (however I didn't get the stuck feeling when I drank the barium). Anyone have any ideas.. or lead way...because my GI doctor isn't certain. ... (oh yea . btw. when the "stuck" feeling starts to move through I get bad cramps and diarrhea).

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06-25-2014, 03:06 PM   #2
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When you say, "Almost immediately" after you consume this stuff, is it within seconds, 2 minutes, 10 minutes, or? Can you quantify it please?

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06-25-2014, 03:48 PM   #3
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Hey, thank you for replying. Liquids get stuck within seconds; whereas solids are within 1-2 minutes
06-25-2014, 03:55 PM   #4
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Have they done an MRE or CT Scan or barium study to see if you have stricturing in your small intestine? While normally it would take more than a couple minutes to get there, many Crohn's patients aren't quite normal
06-25-2014, 04:21 PM   #5
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I've had 2 CT scans done - both came back ok - just some moderate swelling in my transcending large intestine. According to the results my small intestine looked well
06-25-2014, 04:39 PM   #6
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That's good. I'm afraid I don't have any other good ideas but my thoughts are with you.

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06-25-2014, 05:10 PM   #7
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Just read that in gastroparesis "Localized pyloric contractions (spasms) can cause sustained closure of the pylorus that can interrupt gastric emptying." so am wondering if you could have pyloric spasms though I think that nausea and vomiting would be likely with that.
06-25-2014, 09:13 PM   #8
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Well i sometimes feel nausea but i have not vomited ever. Perhaps this could be a good lead though; thus, I appreciate it greatly
06-25-2014, 09:24 PM   #9
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see if this link is of any use to you
http://www.aboutgimotility.org/site/...f-the-stomach/
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