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Bowel Sounds Absent Silent Abdomen
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
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
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?
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
Lower abdomen/around the belly button pain mainly after meals (persists), bloating, gas, bowel sounds for the past couple of days. What could it be?
Could be IBS.
Please see "The Gut Solution" website for more details on diagnosis and management. ...Read more
No bowel sounds in lower abdomen. Bowel sounds in upper abdomen transverse colon distended. Prescribed librax plus linzess is this a normal treatment?
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
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.
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
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
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
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?
Why would the midline be obscured on a ultra sound of the abdomen? General point, I read on here about andrews liver salts, don't touch cheap nasty laxit
Bowel gas: Would be the most common cause of obscuration of mid abdominal structures. ...Read more
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
My friend just told me that she has empty bowel syndrome. I said, "Never heard of it, but it sounds unpleasant." So now I'm trying to look it up.
My entire abdomen gurgles loudly more than it should, mostly when lying down. It's uncomfortable and sounds awful. Occasional pain, 3 months of it now?
Stomach gurgles: Many possibilities. Please send more info so we can be of help. ...Read more
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
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
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
Means nothing: Means nothing without other abnormalities like severe pain, vomiting, etc. ...Read more
Normal: A full stomach and intestines may have a gurgling sound upon pressure. ...Read more
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
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
Several things: Ileopsoas muscle, right hip, appendix, kidney stone... ...Read more
Why do I get hyperactive bowel sounds after I eat, especially in the morning? It can be really loud! No other symptoms.
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
Have it evaluated.: It sounds like you need to have it evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
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
I just experienced pain in my lower abdomen and simultaneously an aching pain in my anus, the abdomen pain started after the pain in anus, sounds like?
See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Ultrasound: This means that good visualization of ureter could not be seen because of gas in the colon ...Read more