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A 23-year-old female asked:

Hi doctor, i have problem with my abdomen! very noisy sounds. if i skipped meal, i hear sounds of hungry! and if i ate, i hear sound of gases, toilet?

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Dr. Daniel Para
General Surgery 31 years experience
Borborygmi!: Every now and then, we all have noisy abdomens. This is the normal sound of gas moving through your bowels. If you have excess gas, check your diet for changes. Borborygmi: rumbling sounds caused by gas moving through the intestines, commonly referred to as stomach "growling"). Pronounced bor-boh-rig-mee. The singular is borborygmus.
Dr. Bradford Romans
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Bowel sounds: Are going on all the time in a healthy abdomen.A lack of bowel sounds indicates a problem.If u have diarrhea/ constipation, nausea/vomiting, weight loss, or abdominal pain...These are common abdominal/gastrointestinal problems.

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Last updated Sep 4, 2013

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