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My son has GP and is now being tested for neuropathy.He as lost a lot of weight & basically can't eat now. He feels like food is coming up, though he never vomits, and burps get stuck with severe nausea. He has had this for several days and looks like he's wasting away......The doc said he'd meet us at the ER today if symptoms continue. What can this be and what should we expect???? So scared and frustrated.

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So sorry to hear how much your son is suffering. It's probably a good idea to head down to the ER. They will give him IV fluids, nausea meds and pain meds if he needs them. They will do blood work, abdominal X-rays and possibly a CT scan. If things are really bad for him he will need to be admitted. If he doesn't have a feeding tube at this point they may consider placing one while he's there. I feel for the guy. It is so hard living with this disease! I sure hope he gets to feeling better soon.
Karen

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Thanks for the info......we are at the ER now (having CT scan)

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Tests, lots of tests are in your future. Many will be repeated a few times. Suggest a Hyda scan for Gallbladder function and a gastric emptying study to see if it's possible gastroparesis. Just too early to say what it is. Many tests to come. Be strong.

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I hope your son get the help he is in need of at the ER I will pray for him.
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JoAnna

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Yep, welcome to the merry-go-round, hopefully you will get a diagnosis without too many spins around the block!
Is he taking any prokinetics? Because that might be very helpful for him, depending on what they find. Hope you are both feeling better soon.
If the doctor at the ER says "We don't know", then ask where you should go to find out, who they would recommend, etc. Does he see a motility specialist? Because many of us didn't get any answers, even after years of testing, until we saw a motility specialist who deals with these kinds of conditions.
Good luck!

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Thank you for all of your responses......All "standard" tests were negative, so the referring Dr. wanted to admit him for further tests.I feel it could be esophageal dysmotilty. Will keep you posted.

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