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This morning I heard this loud popping sound from left sidebof abdomen. Could it be bowel perforation, a little pain bur that's all.?

This morning I heard this loud popping sound from left sidebof abdomen. Could it be bowel perforation, a little pain bur that's all.?

Highly unlikely: Bowel perforations are extremely painful and associated with a high fever. A loud pop could be from a subluxed rib or vertebral body on your spine, but not from a bowel perforation. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Hypoactive bowel sounds with a loud sound of air pushing in llq, ulq also having diaherra with bright red blood a lot & abdomen distension left side?

Hypoactive bowel sounds with a loud sound of air pushing in llq, ulq also having diaherra with bright red blood a lot & abdomen distension left side?

You need to see doc: With your symptoms, need evaluation what is causing your problem, will need test including endoscopy to rule out ulcerative colitis, and other diseases, you must see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Loud gurgling sounds in abdomen, had a small bowel movement and felt incomplete and still loud gurgling and now I'm panicking that something serious!

Loud gurgling sounds in abdomen, had a small bowel movement and felt incomplete and still loud gurgling and now I'm panicking that something serious!

Not likely. Constant: Intestinal muscle waves of contraction, back & forth, called peristalsis, under both brain & local control, is what mixes the ~7 liters/day of water excreted from blood stream into intestines to mix with food into a thin watery soup; the motion both mixing digestive enzymes with/break-down food molecules & constantly changing intestinal wall exposure for selective absorption. Air in water gurgles. ...Read more

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No bowel sounds in lower abdomen. Bowel sounds in upper abdomen transverse colon distended. Prescribed librax plus linzess is this a normal treatment?

No bowel sounds in lower abdomen. Bowel sounds in upper abdomen transverse colon distended. Prescribed librax plus linzess is this a normal treatment?

Depends: Hi JonT
Sorry to hear about you have been struggling with your health. It really depends on your diagnosis. What you described are clinical and exam findings. Diagnoses are made through consideration of all the data. We typically try to prioritize treatment of the underlying illness before symptom treatment with the thought that if we can fix the illness, the symptoms will go away. Hope this helps ...Read more

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I am looking for recordings of normal and abnormal abdominal Vascular and bowel sounds. Can you help. It is for NursIng Health Assess Power Point.

I am looking for recordings of normal and abnormal abdominal Vascular and bowel sounds. Can you help. It is for NursIng Health Assess Power Point.

We can't help but: Dr. Google and Dr. Youtube both have hundreds of good examples. Start by using google for bowel sounds and then click on the "videos" link in the search menu. ...Read more

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Why I hear sounds coming out of my abdomen?

Why I hear sounds coming out of my abdomen?

Abdominal sounds: Your stomach may growl when you're hungry. Also your intestines make sounds as food is moving through. They are hollow, and these sounds can echo through your abdomen like the sounds you hear from water pipes. Most of these are normal signs that your GI system is working. Lack of sounds heard at least by stethoscope is more worrisome. Talk with your doctor if concerned about this. ...Read more

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What is the difference between colonscopy and abdomen ultra sound?

What is the difference between colonscopy and abdomen ultra sound?

Seeing inside or out: Colonoscopy sees the inside of your colon, an us shows the architecture of the organs (usually the solid organs) from its surface. ...Read more

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What's the cause of audible bowel sounds without bowel obstruction?

What's the cause of audible bowel sounds without bowel obstruction?

Bowel sounds: Are normally audible. In bowel obstruction, they become hyperactive and high pitched at first, then absent when it becomes more advanced. ...Read more

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Please answer! What kinds of food/meals can I eat/make before an abdomen ultra sound?

Please answer! What kinds of food/meals can I eat/make before an abdomen ultra sound?

Don't eat: You should not eat anything for about 4-6 hours before an abdominal ultrasound. The food material and extra gas can obscure structures being evaluated, especially pancreas. ...Read more

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When I tap on the left side if my upper abdomen, it sounds very hollow, as well as being painful.

When I tap on the left side if my upper abdomen, it sounds very hollow, as well as being painful.

Check it out: The most common cause of a hollow sound if you tap up there on the left would probably be air in the stomach, which is natural. But it's not normal that would hurt. Go see a doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more

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My abdomen makes sounds all the day, with feeling of discomfort, way too much gases, and I realized when im stressed (exams, lectures)more gases and sound?

My abdomen makes sounds all the day, with feeling of discomfort, way too much gases, and I realized when im stressed (exams, lectures)more gases and sound?

Possible IBS: You may have a type of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). IBS is truly a diagnosis of exclusion, but your symptoms may be related to some spasms that can cause gas, bloating, bowel sounds, etc. See a GI dr. And get an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have to much bowel sounds what does that mean? It has been like this for a 2-3 years? And what is good to do to reduce the sound? Thanks

I have to much bowel sounds what does that mean? It has been like this for a 2-3 years? And what is good to do to reduce the sound? Thanks

Excess gas: In a young person, lactose intolerance and gluten sensitivity are the key possibilities. In an older person, abnormal amounts of bacteria in the small intestine need to be considered. Erratic eating and air swallowing in people who are stressed and anxious is also a possibility ...Read more

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Could loud bowel sounds be related to problems of the pancreas?

Could loud bowel sounds be related to problems of the pancreas?

Loud bowel noise: 33Fcanadian asks if loud bowel sounds be do to pancreas problems. ANS: yes but would be way down my list of possible causes in a 33 F with no other health problems. ...Read more

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What does it mean if im continually constipated along with hyper active bowel sounds?

What does it mean if im continually constipated along with hyper active bowel sounds?

Many possibilities: Not sure if this is recent or established. There is a condition called Irritable Bowel Syndrome that can cause diarrhea or constipation or both with cramps. It is worth a trip to doctor. Might be simple constipation and simple dietary changes could help. Good luck. Keep me posted. ...Read more

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I hear rumbling sounds below my abdomen and pelvic area often. There are no other symptoms. Anything possibly wrong?

I hear rumbling sounds below my abdomen and pelvic area often. There are no other symptoms. Anything possibly wrong?

NO: Normal variant many people have loud borborgmy after meals. Unless it is accompanied by pain or cramp this is not something to be concerned about ...Read more

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Got hit by my liver/rib area by accident a few hours ago and it hurts a little, im experiencing slight pain by navel\center abdomen, sound serious?

Got hit by my liver/rib area by accident a few hours ago and it hurts a little, im experiencing slight pain by navel\center abdomen, sound serious?

If "slight" no!: If your pain or loacal tenderness is "slight" not to worry. If the area is very sensitive or hurts when you breathe better get it check out. A fractures rib in that area can hurt the liver!
Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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What are causes of hyperactive bowel sounds on only specific quadrants.

Means nothing: Means nothing without other abnormalities like severe pain, vomiting, etc. ...Read more

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Hard ball in the center of abdomen pain and moving around. What does this sound like?

Maybe a hernia.: Your description is not clear. Skin lesions are very superficial, there are fat tumors that could grow under the skin. Hernias come a little deeper through the muscle layer. And inside the abdominal cavity there are multiple organs many of which could have abnormalities that hurt or feel like a ball. Suggest a visit to your pcp. Hope is helps. ...Read more

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I have sounds produced from abdomen and salivation during sleep what is cause and treatment?

I have sounds produced from abdomen and salivation during sleep what is cause and treatment?

Living LIfe: I do not understand the question. Your body is still living when you are sleeping. I do not see any medical condition or health concerns in your question. Am I missing something? ...Read more

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Why do I get hyperactive bowel sounds after I eat, especially in the morning? It can be really loud! No other symptoms.

Why do I get hyperactive bowel sounds after I eat, especially in the morning? It can be really loud! No other symptoms.

Consider what u eat: Are you getting them immediately? If so maybe too much liquid? Or are you having caffeine which can stimulate motility. Sounds are fluid and air moving due to motility ...Read more

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What to do if I have had a abdominal ultra sound. Could they find bowel cancer?

What to do if I have had a abdominal ultra sound. Could they find bowel cancer?

No: Ultrasound is a rough method for imaging in the abdomen. It can find well defined lesions of the liver, follow presence of cysts of the ovary or even examine large uterine fibroids. Colon ca begins within the bowel and until it has grown extensive with marked local symptoms as the lesion grows by expanding the bowel, it won't be seen for the most part by ultrasound. ...Read more

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Hello,,, my bowel sound it to much specially after eating and continue to hear it 2h later and its very annoying what could be the cause?

Hello,,, my bowel sound it to much specially after eating and continue to hear it 2h later and its very annoying what could be the cause?

Diet...?: It could be relate to what you are eating. Consider taking probiotics of 50 billion cfu or more of a broad mix of various bacterial strains. Drink plenty of water. Consult with a Nutritionist and a Functional Medicine specialist. Also consider an exam by a Gastroenterologist or Internal Medicine specialist. ...Read more

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If you don't eat many solids and eat a lot of liquid meal replacement does that cause excessive bowel gurgling sounds? Also if you don't eat much?

If you don't eat many solids and eat a lot of liquid meal replacement does that cause excessive bowel gurgling sounds? Also if you don't eat much?

Not necessarily: It would ultimately depend on what are the ingredients in the meal replacements. Pay specific attention to the fiber content and evaluate if they are used for weight loss (may have some ingredients which cause you to have frequent or large bowel movements. ...Read more

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It feels like there's a pocket of air in my lower left abdomen and whenever I tense my abs, it feels like air squeezes air out making a farting sound?

It feels like there's a pocket of air in my lower left abdomen and whenever I tense my abs, it feels like air squeezes air out making a farting sound?

It is air: As u tighten ur abdominals, air will move in ur colon past the stool and give that sensation ; sound. Nothing 2 b concerned about. If of concern 2 u c ur pcp 4 eval. ...Read more

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Hello doc. For a month before I was feeling pain on lower right abdomen I thought that would be appendix but in ultra sound it comes clear then after?

Appendix: Can be intermittant, so if the pain recurs you cant just feel entirely safe. What else is there: female tract (ovulation often does this and no significance, other ovarian pain more serious, fallopian pregnancy is serious)
colon spasm (most common, not serious, relates to bowel movement).
whoops, gotta go ...Read more

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I just got a abdominal ultra sound. Can they find bowel cancer?

I just got a abdominal ultra sound. Can they find bowel cancer?

NO: Ultrasound is not used to detect colon cancer. Colon cancer screening is done with "fecal occult blood tests" - checking to see if there's blood in the stool, usually part of a physical exam. Colonoscopy is recommended every 10 years in all people over 50 - earlier and more frequently if there is family history, other risk factors or worrisome clinical signs such as passing blood in the stool. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have had a abdominal ultra sound. Could they find bowel cancer?

What do you suggest if I have had a abdominal ultra sound. Could they find bowel cancer?

No: Ultrasound are not made to discover colon cancer each diagnostic machine has a purpose if you want to know if you have a colon cancer or not colonoscopy is the best tool ct scan can tell you more if the cancer is outside the colon or not but by itself is not the right tool for discovering or screening colon cancer
colonoscopy is the only tool. ...Read more

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Having pain when I push in lower right abdomen, makes a sound of a gas held in. Pain radiates to my left and left rib. Possible cause?

Having pain when I push in lower right abdomen, makes a sound of a gas held in. Pain radiates to my left and left rib. Possible cause?

Gas moving around: This could be guess moving around. You push it on the right side and it goes through your intestines to the left side to the splenic lecture and can cause what we call the splenic flexure syndrome. Your physician can evaluate you and see if this is what is happening. The spleen is in the left side of your abdomen which is why we call this the splenic lecture. The splenic flexure is where the large ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more