What Are the Symptoms of Gastroparesis?

The symptoms of gastroparesis can be mild or severe. For some children, symptoms interfere with daily activities and keep them home from school. Children with gastroparesis may experience:


  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bloating
  • Feeling full after eating a small amount
  • Feeling full long after a meal
  • Weight loss


Vomiting and decreased appetite can lead to complications such as dehydration and malnutrition. Eventually, these can cause muscle weakness, poor wound healing, a weakened immune system and other problems.