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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.?
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?
? IBS: 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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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?
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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