Is gastroparesis common with MS? You’re not alone. Up to 30 percent of people with MS report having indigestion symptoms, compared to 8 percent of the general population. Many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience gastroparesis, a feeling of fullness, nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain shortly after consuming food.
What kind of bowel problems do you have with MS? Some people with MS will never experience bowel problems, but up to 7 in 10 people with MS will get a bowel problem at some stage, either constipation or incontinence (leakage). Bowel problems can be embarrassing and distressing. But discussing the issue and getting the right support and advice can help.
Does MS affect gastric emptying? Conclusions: The gastric emptying rate is slow in MS patients. As for lower bowel disturbances, the gastric emptying rate was obviously affected in patients complaining of constipation and fecal incontinence, although statistical significance was not reached.
Is IBS associated with MS? Scientists don’t fully understand IBS or its causes. But it’s a common condition, and is thought to be even more so in those with MS. Some research has found that about 20% of people with MS have symptoms of IBS. That’s more than twice the rate in the overall population.