Gastroparesis | Symptoms


What are the symptoms of gastroparesis?

Symptoms of gastroparesis can be mild or severe, and may include:

  • Heartburn or stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting, especially vomiting pieces of undigested food
  • Feeling full after only a few bites of food
  • Bloating
  • Lack of appetite
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Unstable blood sugar levels (in people who have diabetes)

These symptoms can suggest a lot of different problems and disorders. This can make gastroparesis hard to diagnose.


Gastrointestinal Complications of Diabetes by Amer Shakil, MD, Robert J. Church, MD, and Shobha S. Rao, MD (American Family Physician June 15, 2008,

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 10/09