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Individual with gastroptosis
Risk factorsFemale gender[1]
Diagnostic methodX-ray with barium contrast[1]

Gastroptosis is the abnormal downward displacement of the stomach. It is not a life-threatening condition. The condition frequently causes digestive symptoms and constipation. It is much more prominent in women than men.[2][1] Gastroptosis is diagnosed with x-ray using barium contrast.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Kusano, M; Moki, F; Hosaka, H; Shimoyama, Y; Kawamura, O; Nagoshi, A; Maeda, M; Kuribayashi, S; Zai, H; Mizuide, M; Horikoshi, T; Mori, M; Akuzawa, M (2011). "Gastroptosis is associated with less dyspepsia, rather than a cause of dyspepsia, in Japanese persons". Internal Medicine (Tokyo, Japan). 50 (7): 667–71. doi:10.2169/internalmedicine.50.4582. PMID 21467696.
  2. Gould, George Milbry (1899). The Philadelphia Monthly Medical Journal. Philadelphia Medical Publishing Company. p. 150. Archived from the original on 25 December 2022. Retrieved 13 November 2017.

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