Stomach Rumbling

Stomach rumbling sounds or borborygmi are the abdominal or bowel sounds due to travel of food and liquid within the gastrointestinal tract, peristalsis, gas formation, increased fluid and gas during diarrhea, active digestion, hunger, and high carbohydrate diet. Louder sounds indicate increased intestinal activity and vice versa. Avoiding foods that create more gas, like beans, grains, carbonated drinks, cabbage, broccoli, etc., may reduce gas formation and rumble.

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My stomach gurgles all the time, which has increased over the last week. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Why does my stomach gurgle all the time? I have noticed my stomach has been gurgling louder than it used to within the past couple of weeks. I had my appendix removed six weeks ago, and I am not sure if that has anything to do with it. Kindly help. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Akant Kaushal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly the removal of the appendix has nothing to do with gurgles. It looks like gastritis, which could be due to any of the following reasons: Excessive consumption of oily and spicy foods. Smoking and overconsumption of alcohol, tea, or coffee. Lack of physical act...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from a gastrointestinal issue with growling noises from the stomach. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been struggling with gastrointestinal issues for four months. My abdomen always makes these growling, high-pitched bubbling, and gurgling noises all day long. It makes these noises in the mornings when I wake up, during the day, and at night when I go to sleep despite what I eat...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Get physically examined and investigated to rule out any medical condition and treat accordingly. Please share reports to guide you appropriately in detail. You can get specific tests to rule out celiac and Crohn's disease. You can use Lacto bacilli supplements twice...  Read Full »

My 15-week-old baby has stomach rumbles with pain. What should I do for relieving her pain?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a 15 weeks old baby with a weight of 5.9 kg. Her rumble looks like boiling and becomes worse during night. She is crying in pain. I am breastfeeding her and make her burp later. This happens everyday.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi,Welcome to child is suffering from reflux issues. Consult a pediatrician for physical examination and further management. I suggest (consult with a specialist doctor, talk with him or her and take medicines with their consent) syrup Perinorm (Metoclopramide) and syrup Rantac (Ran...  Read Full »

Why am I having constipation even after taking CREON for digestion?

Query: Hi,I had partial pancreas removal ten years back, and I am on CREON for digestion, which I take accordingly. I have had mild IBS (diarrhea-type) symptoms for the past ten years. Usually, I have regular daily bowel movements. Five days ago, I was constipated for three days. So, I took Dulcolax two da...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Do not worry. I suggest you to- 1. You must exercise regularly and go for walks regularly for better digestion. 2. I suggest you take one capsule of Aristozyme (50 mg diastase and 10 mg pepsin) twice daily after food for fiv...  Read Full »

Why is my stomach rumbling?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 13-year-old female and my height is 5 feet. I weigh about 106 pounds. I have been having stomach issues. The main issue is stomach rumbling. It happens when I wake up, after eating almost anything and before I sleep. I have tried skipping one of the meals but to no avail. It st...  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you are not drinking enough fluids, I suggest you increase your water intake to eight large glasses per day. Sometimes gluten intolerance could be causing symptoms similar to what you have described. Gluten intolerance can start at any age even if you have never...  Read Full »

I get foul-smelling gas, with my stomach rumbling throughout the day. What to do?

Query: Dear Doctor, One week ago, I suddenly started suffering from severe acidity for 2 days. It was accompanied by mild fever and extreme fatigue (only 2 days). I consulted a doctor and he prescribed Pantodac for the stomach issue, and other pills for the fever, which got cured. But my stomach is stil...  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hi, The medicines will only have effect as long as you take them. The main mode of treatment in cases like yours would be lifestyle changes. Please reduce intake of gas forming foods like potato and pulses like chickpea. Also do few simple changes in your food, sleep and activity as follows: Avoid ...  Read Full »

How to diagnose stomach problems?

Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday, I had roti with spinach, which is home made. Today morning, I experienced a stomach bout, but not watery. Should I take a combination of antibiotics Ridol and Ulticept 500 mg along with Metrogyl and Eldoper? I am still feeling uneasy. Please guide me on this. Every 20 days, I...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I was trying to understand your blood work. Is your TSH 14 and HbA1c 7%? The reason why I am concerned about these tests is because hyperthyroidism can cause recurrent diarrhea and if your HbA1c (diabetes) number is high it can also cause diarrhea. You can use the Rido...  Read Full »

Please suggest a solution for GERD and rumbling stomach.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years old. From the last few days, I am suffering from GERD. I feel something is stuck in my throat and even if I take water this feeling never goes. Also, I feel a loud sound in my stomach before and after lunch and formations of gas. I took Reblet D, Eristozyme tables and Su...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Not sure whether the diagnosis of GERD (gastric esophageal reflux disease) is made by you or your physician. By looking at the symptoms it looks like there is increased gastric acid secretion which is giving you the sensation of bloating. Diagnosis of GERD is made if yo...  Read Full »

Why are there cramps, noise in stomach and gassy feel before periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 15-year-old female. The day before my period I got bad cramps and they stopped before I go to bed. On the day of my periods, my stomach is making weird noises and I feel that it is filled with gas and getting little cramps. What is my problem?  Read Full »

Dr. Sabita Laskar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is autonomic nervous dysfunction before the period comes, and this period can stretch as long as 14 days before your period. You may experience bloating due to excess gas discomfort in your back and pelvis. Weird sound in your tummy, constipation, diarrhea, a...  Read Full »

I am suffering from stomach gurgling noises. What is the treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I am very depressed due to stomach gurgling noises at work, during the meeting, office training, etc. l have been facing this from my college. I am not able to concentrate on anything for the past four years. As soon I as I enter the office I feel very uncomfortable. During meeting wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to When you are saying stomach growling noises, you are probably referring to borborygmi. This is a normal process which happens to everybody when gas travels through the intestines. In some people, it can appear more prominent, especially if one is hungry or after meal...  Read Full »

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