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Experience:  14 years as clinician in the field of Family Practice
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I don't seem to be digesting my food. It just sits in my

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I don't seem to be digesting my food. It just sits in my stomach
JA: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?
Customer: I haven't vomited, but I do feel nausea occasionally. I have over the past couple of months had diarrhea and was prescribed Bentyl for that
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have always been pretty healthy, no major problems
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 10 months ago.

Hello !

It sounds that you were diagnosed with IBS ?

You might have side effects from Bentyl ....

You may benefit to touch base with your doctor on this ...

Slow emptying of stomach may be causes by side effect of medication vs certain medical conditions ..

You might discuss with your doctor possible benefit of daily Metamucil ( often helpful for IBS) perhaps lower dose Bentyl??

Perhaps some benefit of a probiotic for lower GI tract

A gastric emptying study may help to diagnose if slow stomach emptying of stomach might be due to medical condition of gastroparesis ...

I think the medication to help the diarrhea may be conversely giving you side effect in your case .

That would be what I more suspect

I hope that this is helpful for you

Let me know if you have further questions or concerns

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Thank you and Best Regards,

Anthony Bray MD