Diabetic Gastropathy

Diabetic gastropathy refers to a number of neuromuscular impairments of the stomach. It can include abnormalities of gastric contractility, tone, and myoelectrical activity in patients with diabetes. The main symptoms include abdominal bloating, nausea, vomiting, etc.

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What is the relation between diabetes and stomach issues?

Query: Hello doctor, My stomach is not well. I also take sugar tablet Vinglyn M 1000 for the last four months and BP tablet Telkonol-AM for the last one month. I have attached the x-ray.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen you ultrasound abdomen report, that seems normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Kindly let me know for how long your have diabetes? Since it is very important to know its duration and basically control of that diabetes in those past ye...  Read Full »

Is there any link between upper abdominal discomfort discomfort and persistent fever?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother, 66 years old, is having some discomfort in the upper abdomen. She has been experiencing some gas and tightness in the upper abdomen for two days. Her stools are a little constipated, but she is going every day. She has had a fever between 99 to 100 degrees F for two days. She...  Read Full »

Dr. Kunal Das

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. Since your mother is suffering from fever, she may be having problems with gas, etc. Also, I see that she is diabetic, so gastroparesis may also be a problem. I suggest she take Rifaximin 550 mg for seven days and syrup Aristozyme (Diastase 50 mg ...  Read Full »

My husband is type 2 diabetic, and he has not had a bowel movement for the past two days. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My husband has not had a bowel movement in two days. His urine is close to brown. When he lays down, there is a pressure on his head. When he stands up, he is dizzy and off balance. He drank close to a gallon of water yesterday and did not have the bowel all day. He did go it once but,...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your predominant complaints are constipation, giddiness on standing and discoloration of urine. Let me explain each. In diabetes, constipation could be due to diabetic gastropathy, in which the movement of the intestine is slow. It does not, however, happen suddenly. A...  Read Full »

My father has pain on the right side of the stomach. Why?

Query: Respected Doctor, I'm writing this in regards to my father, who is complaining of mild pain on the right side of the stomach for 4 days. Though the pain is not severe it's continuous. today the pain is reduced compared to yesterday but the pain is there. he is on a semi-solid diet and his bowel mov...  Read Full »

Dr. Afifa Nighat

Answer: Hello Welcome to icliniq! With context to your father's complaints, it seems he may be suffering from gastritis (constant stomach pain, as you have mentioned) or diabetic gastropathy (if he has associated nausea, early satiety, bloating) as he is diabetic . I am mentioning both as cannot ask dir...  Read Full »

My diabetic mother has stomach bloating with altered bowel movement and low back pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 65 years old diabetic. She has hypertension, hypothyroid, and thalassemia minor. She is anemic too. For 10 days, she has been having alternately bloated stomach, diarrhea, constipation, and lower back pain. What could these be symptoms of?  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand you must be very upset about your mother for her troubling symptoms. You know diabetes, hypertension are chronic ailments that can affect every system of the body. Some of these effects, particularly of diabetes, are related to the gastrointestinal...  Read Full »

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