Gastric Emptying Scan..have you had one?

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Hi everyone. Scheduled for Gastric Emptying Scan. Have you had one? Would love to hear your inputs on what to expect.

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    i had one. very easy and simple. you eat a meal that has a certain dye in it. they then put you under a sort of MRI machine and monitar how fast the food leaves the system. no IV no nothing VERY simple

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      Thank you very much Jennaf1045 for the info I really appreciate it. Is the MRI standing or laying down? I was told the test takes 4 hours?

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      the MRI is a lay down machine. you may feel a little claustrophobic because the machine will be very close to you for 4 hours. nothing to worry about, they normally turn on the tv for you and they make the room warm so if youd like you could also take a little cat nap 😃)

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