by Anonymous on March 24th, 2007

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Why does my stomach keep rumbling? I'm not hungry and I don't feel sick.

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  • by ChrisDG on March 24th, 2007

    ChrisDG

    The sound and feel of the rumbling is the movement of gas produced within your digestive system. It is medically termed borborygmus.

    This gas is a consequence of the microflora in your gut digesting various substances in the food that you have eaten, and so certain foods increase gasiness depending on the ingredients comsumed. As your body does not complete digestion of various foods itself, the bacteria have more to feed on and so produce greater volumes of waste gases.

    So in this case, your stomach is rumbling due to the gas produced from food that you have eaten several hours ago. It is only partially digested by your own system and bacteria that are resident in your digestive system and help you to fight off infection and aid digestion break the food down for you.

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  • by Anonymous on March 24th, 2007

    Anonymous

    Did you chew gum today? I found out on answerbag is that if you chew gum your tricking your body that your eating but nothing comes down and your digestive system makes unnesscary acids.

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  • by Anonymous on April 1st, 2008

    Anonymous

    Well, I know how you feel. The same thing has been happening to me, but only when I am in public place (for instance, shool). I researched my symptoms and have been given the idea that it is IBS ("Irritable Bowel Syndrome"). The only problem is with most IBS patients, they experience relief after using the restroom. However, in my instance, I experience relief when I am not in class or any other public area where I feel paranoid. I don't know. But, I am wondering do I really have IBS or is it mental/anxiety.

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  • by jin jang on March 24th, 2007

    jin jang

    Another simpler term would be false hunger pangs. This means you are not really hungry,and it is best to take a glass of water with a bit of lemon in it.The feeling will go away.

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  • by Ankhorite on March 24th, 2007

    Ankhorite

    Do you drink a lot of carbonated soda? Sometimes, that can cause rumbling and bubbling.

    Otherwise, I favor ChrisDG's answer.

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  • by American idle on March 24th, 2007

    American idle

    Gas-y, maybe?

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  • by Theby on February 12th, 2009

    Theby

    Most probably just some gut flora bubbling away and forming gas.

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  • by j ninja... on February 12th, 2009

    j ninja...

    Did you poop today?

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  • by Anonymous on February 12th, 2009

    Anonymous

    Well, I certainly feel better knowing that other folks have gone through this. I felt like such a freak. It is always in class, and the more I worry about it, the worse it gets. I turn bright red, and completely lose track of the topic being spoken about. It has been horrible. I usually never miss class, but with this beginning, I've already had to walk out of two classes early because I could tell when the rumbling was about to start. It has affected my academic performance, and made me really paranoid. The thing that really sucks is that I can't test things before I return to class, as the anxiety feels like 90% of the problem. I'm going to give some of the aforementioned suggestions a try and report back. Thanks

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  • by Anonymous on May 27th, 2008

    Anonymous

    I understand what you're going through. However, I have found someone who helps me. IBS has found to be treatable (and a lot of times - curable) through hypnotherapy (if your problem is that bad). I believe you may be lactose intolerant. Try to limit your glass of milk per day. If this does not work, you may want to lay off a lot of foods that cause gas and try to take in a lot of fiber to help regulate your ball movements. Plus, walking a mile a day is good for IBS patients (in the morning). If this still doesn't work, I would research a good certified hypnotherapist in your area. Make sure it is someone who is active in various conferences and has a lot of experience with IBS patients. The hypnotherapist I am seeing has been doing this for over 10 years and she used to be an IBS patient. She has a success rate with IBS patients at 86%. To find out more, you may visit her webpage at www.tranceworkers.com (there may be a link where you could find someone in your area). If not, you may contact her office and she could recommend someone close to you. She travels througout the country and the world. She is one (out of three) of the best hypnotherapist in the country and in the world.

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  • by K Wilson on April 4th, 2008

    K Wilson

    I know exactly how you feel as I have suffered with the embarrasing effects of a growling, rumbling stomach for over 20 years; during infants after drinking bottled milk in the classroom, during secondary school, in exams, during college and university. It really has been the bain of my life. It has been humilaiting as although I am popular and well-liked, others look at you as though you have something really wrong. I have suffered with the loud terrible stomach and intestine noises in all my jobs, in small and large offices, socially when i'm with friends or colleagues and with boyfriends. During lessons I always asked to be excused of the room at school, college or university to go to the toilet to try to burp or pass wind in order to stop the gas build-up and noises. That never worked. The hardest part was although I continually informed my GPS and health shops about it, they never offered solutions apart that i would probally grow out of it and at 37 I haven't.

    However, this year has really proved the end of all the growling and irritable stomach I have experienced. Whilst being asked to attend Jury Service, I became anxious about the noise of my stomach being heard in the court room. It proved to do just that and the jurors either side AND the Defence Prosecutor nearest me all heard the irritated noises by looking my way. One even said they have the same problem. I was so embarrased and really though enough is enough. I can only describe the awful noises like unwanted guests going everywhere i go.Thankfully, after expalining my anxiety about it ( anxiety doesn't help as your instentines are directly linked to the nervous system by the way)the Juror Manager said they suffered from IBS and suggested I buy Colpermin. I bought it immediately and although it stopped the noises for 30 mins, they were back again in full force after that. I finished the pack but it really didnt work for me.
    I also bought acidopholis health tablets and an antiacid. That evening I took them an hour apart and it seemed that taking the 2 of them caused a serious chemical reaction in my stomach which make me violently sick and ill for 2 days. My GP said taken the 2 of them wasn't good.

    I went to my GP and he gave me a good gastric tablet to calm my stomach and Colofac, which relaxes the smooth muscle in my small/large intestine. COLOFAC has really worked but only if I eat correctly. So i did a food diary for 2 weeks and discovered that Cows milk does not digest well in the system and sloshes about, causing the noises and spasms in the colon and stomach. Also, egg and diary products like cheese and butter caused violent growling immediately after eating it. Alpro or any soya milk with oats porridge is great for your digestion and calms the stomach; diary milk with weetabix or wheat products are too aggressive on the digestion and causes an badly irritated stomach.

    This was confirmed when I went to a health specialist who said I should cut out all diary products and wheat. My stomach is completely calm now, making me extremely calm and carry out all my daily activities.

    So this is what I suggest:


    1. Ask your health shop for Fennel and peppermint leaves. You put the leaves in a teapot or cup and brew for 10 mins and then strain it. This seriously calms your whole digestive system almost immediately. If you put in a flask, you can drink it anytime needed.

    2. Flush your system by using a good laxative so as much of the old stuff in your stomach comes out. I had a colonic irrigation hydrotherapy which gently cleans your colon ( small and large intestine)and liver. This makes you feel well-balanced and removes the food, gas and mucus trapped in your gut which ultimately causes the reaction of imbalance in the smooth muscle spasms in your colon.

    Get a vega check or food intolerence check as what you're eating affects your digestive system.

    Cut out diary products as they are the problem. Change to Alpro or any soya milk. They are healthier and taste so much better than cow's milk and is lactose-free.

    Eat oats porridge. Wheat cereals apparently do not sit well with people who have digestive disorders.

    Try IBS tablets COLOFAC as it works for hours.

    Do a food diary of what you eat and check the immediate reaction afterwards as to whether your stomach growls.

    Eat more green vegs: spinach, brockley,etc.
    eat fish and chicken if not vegetarian. Brown rice not white rice or white bread.

    Chew your food very slowly, breaking it down so you are not gulping air down as you eat. Surprisingly, this makes me feel more full and calmer after eating.

    Buy Acidophilis and Digestive enzymes tablets from health shop to build up the good bacteria in your stystem. This is crucial long-term and repairs your digestive system.

    Sitting here writing this, I am amazed at how settled my stomach is, how relaxed mentally and physically I feel and am sure it will also work for you.

    Do let me know how you get on.

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  • by Youcoco on April 11th, 2010

    Youcoco

    I had this problem eat a box of prunes that will empty everything out, after that eat a prune a day and go poop every 2nd day at least do not hold it in :)

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  • by qwerty on November 16th, 2009

    qwerty

    The same thing happened to me. This happens because your body doesnt have anough iron or protein. Expecially if you are a vegitarian. Believe it or not your body is hungry. You need to do things like eat more peanut butter, eggs, oatmeal, cereal with fiber, meat, anything that has iron and/or protein. Hope this helps. :)

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  • by oonj on December 19th, 2010

    oonj

    You are gassy, sir.

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  • by alexanda on December 14th, 2010

    alexanda

    Hi, im 17 and my stomach growls, and gurgles alot! I never vomit after or feel sick, I remember being in the hall for exams and sitting there for hours while other kids stared at me-it sucked haha, but anyways I went to the doctors about it because i was hoping that there was something i could get that would stop it. Unfortuently there wasnt and i was told it was just something i had to deal with the rest of my life. What the doctor had told me was that there was a twist in my intestines and that excercise would help and also eating lots of fiber. Its annoying because i can feel the build up before it makes the noise and then it makes the noise and its really gross. This mostly hapens in Quiet and social situations like at school (especially at school) during tests and when im with my mates. Also when im asleep. Its good to know that there are other people with the similar situation as me!

  • by John18448 on June 16th, 2010

    John18448

    Hi everyone! I am a fellow frustrated individual with excessive stomach noises. I have been reading all of your blogs for over a year now. I always thought about writing here (and other forums similar to this), but procrastinated since I didn't find any cure to this disease. So at last, I've taken the time out to sit down and update you all on my version of the story. Well, mine got really long; so I just decided to upload it on Google Doc. This way I also get to update my post as any new findings come up and you always get the latest version of the story. Here's the link:
    http://tinyurl.com/StomachNoise

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  • by Charlie is a girl on January 12th, 2010

    Charlie is a girl

    It might be digesting.

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  • by s_honga on February 18th, 2011

    s_honga

    I have had the same exact problem! Iam 18yr old female& my growling always happened in public places& very embarrassed. About 2weeks ago I bought some vitamins for from GNC called "Women's Ultra Mega Active" and my stomach growling has completely stopped. I really recommend it.

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  • by koljunja on March 2nd, 2011

    koljunja

    I've been suffering from the rumbling stomach for many years now and can absolutely relate to all of your frustration. I have recently developed some other symptoms such as bloating and flatulence which made my life living hell. My GP insisted that it was either stress or IBS or food intolerances but never took my problem seriously and suggested taking Gaviscon. He has finally agreed to send me for endoscopy couple months ago but it took a lot of persuasion from my end. It turned out that i had H Pylori bacteria in my stomach. I have completed antibiotic treatment and on my course to recovery as all my symptoms have disappeared half way through the treatment and I can finally eat well and feel alive again. But be careful with antibiotics as I have developed yeast infection after my treatment

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  • by sillygirl on May 5th, 2009

    sillygirl

    I believe it is a stress thing. My stomach also growls unnecessarily, but it's only during German class (the last class of the day, meaning i've already eaten), the quietest class of the day. and it's not the food I ate because I eat the same thing every day at the same time.

    Not only is it weird that it's only every other day last period, but last semester it was only the first class of the day, every other day. The thought of being in a dead-silent class stressed me out because I knew my stomach would growl, in turn making it growl louder than ever because I stressed myself out about it. If that makes any sense.

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  • by Hannah_L5330 on August 29th, 2011

    Hannah_L5330

    well i have this happeneing to me too. im only 12 years old, and i have anxiety. so maybe its that, and my stomach has been rumblung ALL the time, and it just started today, and im really scared, because i dont know what this is. but yeah, probably my anxiety.

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  • by tdillane1 on July 23rd, 2011

    tdillane1

    Every time I eat sometimes I have to go poop about 10 15 mins later then my stoamch growles again about a few hours later, but I'm not gaining weight. I don't know if it's just my growth perg starting or if it's just my stoamch just not working right? Becausing I'm not gaining weight, I just lost like 2 pounds all ready!

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  • by Alkaline200 on January 12th, 2010

    Alkaline200

    I have had IBS ever since my GCSEs when I was 15 (I'm currently doing A levels now) I have spent a few days every few weeks with a loud rumbling tummy. It stresses me out BIG TIME and I have tried so many different kinds of medication and none of them work. What makes it worse is the vomiting that occurs at the end of the rumbling days:( It is humiliating as it happens in class at school (very loud) and I can't concentrate in my lessons then I miss them during the vomiting stage. If IBS was in human form I would murder it violently!

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