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A 25-year-old male asked:

Often get a loud inflating/deflating sound/sensation from below the left ribs (intestines) when taking deep breaths (expand/contract belly). normal?

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Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 26 years experience
Yes normal: When you are breathing deeply you help move food around. You are aiding digestion. Keep up the good work.
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Last updated Dec 2, 2013


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