A 23-year-old female asked:
Lately my stomach has been making funny sounds im not sure why. im not hungry. its kind of a growling sound or just air bubbles.. why is this?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Stomach noises: The noises you hear are a very normal phenomenon called, borborygmi. When your stomach contents are digesting, the bacteria may produce gases. As your intestines contract to move contents along or your stomach is churning your food to aid digestion, you will hear to fluid and gas tumbling through your gut as a "growl."
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