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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  2. ^ Gould, George Milbry (1899). The Philadelphia Monthly Medical Journal. Philadelphia Medical Publishing Company. p. 150. Retrieved 13 November 2017.