What Is Gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis is a condition in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. Food and liquid stay in the stomach for a long time. This leads to symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Children with gastroparesis often feel full or bloated.

Gastroparesis is sometimes called delayed gastric emptying. There is no cure yet. But specialists can help your child control the symptoms. Gastroparesis symptoms often improve over time or disappear with treatment. It can be a lifelong condition for some people.