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A 78-year-old member asked:

What is rumbling in intestines?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kamlesh Desai
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Air: As food passes by air moves around causing rumbling noise.
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Peristalsis : You are hearing substances (food, liquid, gas) being pushed through your bowels via contractions. This mechanism is called peristalsis and is normal.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Why are my intestines rumbling and no bm?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Constipation: It sounds like you are constipated. Take a laxative or stool softener. Make sure you drink plenty of water. You may need to start on a fiber regimen.
Last updated Jul 22, 2019


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