Gastroparesis is a condition that affects the stomach. It’s sometimes also referred to as “delayed gastric emptying.” This condition affects an individual’s ability  to properly digest their food because the muscles in their stomach aren’t functioning as they should. The stomach doesn’t contract and move as it needs to fully digest food and push it through the digestive system.

Symptoms of gastroparesis include nausea, gastrointestinal pain and impacted bowel movements. Bowel movements with gastroparesis can be a cause for concern in some cases. To learn more about at what point you should be concerned, keep reading below.

Is a gastroparesis bowel movement any cause for concern?

If you display any of the following systems while passing bowel movements and you have gastroparesis, this may indicate the need to visit a digestive specialist.

  • Extremely painful bowel movements — Stool can be very painful and difficult to pass for those who suffer from gastroparesis. In the event that they do, going to a digestive specialist can help you manage your chronic constipation and deal with this symptom for less painful bowels.
  • Excessive intestinal gas — If you have excessive intestinal gas, this could be a source of extreme discomfort, pain and even intestinal blockage.

Specialists can help patients manage their symptoms through treatments involving medication and changes to their diet. These are some of the most common and most effective methods of treatment for this condition.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to Center for Digestive Health with any further questions!

Still wondering what other things you should know about digestive health services? Are you not sure why you might need care, or maybe you are looking for more information or have other digestive health questions? Please don’t wait to reach out to one of our team members for help. At Center for Digestive Health, our team of GI specialists has the training and experience to answer any questions you may have. They can also help you find the most effective treatments for your conditions and for common GI issues.

Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.