I think i have a a problem...My stomach is ALWAYS making noises. Its really annoying. If i eat, i dont eat, in between eating, etc. Usually it seems to happen when i'm nervous or something but it occurs at other times as well. And its really loud! Of course it happens at the quietest moments also. Sometimes i can even make it make noises(if i swallow my spit or move in different positions lol) Does anyone know why this happens? It can be really embarrasing at times! Thanks
Posts: 16 | From: Arlington, MA, USA | Registered: Jan 2002
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You're in luck my friend! I know something about this:
Your stomach and intestines are made of a hollow tube lined with muscle. The muscles contract to move food through your digestive system. When bubbles of air are trapped along the way they can make a growling or gurgling sound.
As long as you aren't having any other symptoms like pains or feeling sick, you are probably fine, everybody's stomachs make odd noises! I know it can be embarrassing - My stomach started rumbling in class once and the teacher thought it was distant thunder!
If you are still seriously worried, talk to your doctor about it! *Badger*
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I have the same problem - loud rumbling when I'm hungry and loud gurgling when I've eaten. I'd imagine it's merely a part of your normal digestive function and there's little you can do about it, except to perhaps eat some healthy snacks little and often to give your stomach something to "work on" when you want it to be quiet
Posts: 36 | From: UK | Registered: Apr 2002
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Stomach gurgles can also be a sign of a mild allergic reaction. In my case, wheat is a common villian; one hamburger bun and my stomach gets really "conversational."
Any more it's just something I laugh about (my mom, sister, and best friend all have similar problems, and we joke about our innards having conversations). However, you might try keeping a "food diary," recording what you eat (including snacks and drinks) and any symptoms that show up. If you can tie a particular food or foods to your tummy grumbles, then at least you'll know what to avoid when you'd prefer abdominal silence.
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