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How to stop my stomach growling (without eating)?

How to stop my stomach growling (without eating)?

Drink water: Water can quiet those rumblings as it tells the stomach it is full and temporarily says "you are not hungry". Drinking 8 oz water before a meal can help reduce the amount you eat at a meal. This is helpful if you have a problem with portion control. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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Stomach growls after eating? No pain.

Stomach growls after eating? No pain.

Stomach growling: It's normal to hear some growling in the stomach after eating. It's due to a digestive process called peristalsis. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach growls after eating?

Why does my stomach growls after eating?

You are alive:-): The digestion process is very complex, but it is marked by the movement of food through the stomach and the intestines. This is a process of contractions or squeezing of the hollow organs and the presence of substances created by the body causes growling sounds know as bms (bowel movements). It is normal. If you don't have pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation or bleeding don't worry. ...Read more

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Loud stomach growling after eating, diarrhea?

Loud stomach growling after eating, diarrhea?

Don't sweat it.: See how this one evolves. Might just be some indigestion. I think the work up with be worse than the pathology. If it gets worse or you get new symptoms, see you doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach growl WHILE I'm eating? After my first bite it growls.

Why does my stomach growl WHILE I'm eating? After my first bite it growls.

Tituration?: You may be describing the normal grinding action of the stomach in response to food. If you feel there is something amiss, please seek evaluation for possible gut inflammation or dysfunction. ...Read more

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Symptoms of a parasite? I'm nauseas and growling stomach especially after eating, shaking, weakness, headache, stool light brown/green. Nuts in stool.

Symptoms of a parasite? I'm nauseas and growling stomach especially after eating, shaking, weakness, headache, stool light brown/green. Nuts in stool.

See a doctor: Cannot diagnose this over the internet. Write down a complete list of your symptoms and the time frame in which they occurred, then go and see a pcp and be examined, tested and perhaps undergo imaging or procedures to get to the root of this. Good luck and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Iam get my cholesterol checked at 9am tomorrow, I stopped eating at 9pm today, but my stomach is growling badly, can I drink anything?

Iam get my cholesterol checked at 9am tomorrow, I stopped eating at 9pm today, but my stomach is growling badly, can I drink anything?

Water, coffee, tea: BUT not a lot of sense in fasting for cholesterol test. We have always done it that way in medicine and docs and labs are set in their ways. Current literature notes that the only number that varies in non-fasting state is Triglyceride level which may even be misleadingly low when fasting. The only general test that requires fasting is glucose test. Even then, we have good tests to get around that ...Read more

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Why does my stomach growl at almost 1am what can I do so my body can get used to eating at normal times like normal people im tired of being chubby?

Why does my stomach growl at almost 1am what can I do so my body can get used to eating at normal times like normal people im tired of being chubby?

Growling may suggest: Too much gas and hyperacidity in your stomach. Drink water instead of eating when u experience this symptom. Consider talking to a dietitian to help u lose weight. Stay active and sweat it out when u exercise. Get checked for hormonal imbalance and thyroid problem. Take care! ...Read more

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I often feel like my food is not being digested hours after eating, but my stomach is growling. Why is that?

I often feel like my food is not being digested hours after eating, but my stomach is growling. Why is that?

+/- Gastroparesis?: Consider gastroparesis=a slow-emptying stomach that is most symptomatic after the stomach fills from meals. Maybe its functional due to brainstem reflexes induced by eating--often exaggerated in irritable bowel syndrome resulting in altered perception of gut distension, "growling", &modified transit of food. Sometimes, gastric outlet delay may reflect inflammation, scarring, biliary disease, more. ...Read more

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My stomach seems bottomless. I eat plenty and not excessively but I still feel the "pains" of hunger shortly after eating. My stomach growls etc. Why?

My stomach seems bottomless. I eat plenty and not excessively but I still feel the "pains" of hunger shortly after eating. My stomach growls etc. Why?

Wait a few minutes: It takes 20 minutes after you complete a meal for your brain to realize that you have eaten and for you to feel full. If you continue to have symptoms of hunger after completing a meal, you may want to drink a glass of water to help feel fuller. The thirst and hunger center is the brain are close together and symptoms of thirst can sometimes be mistaken for hunger and visa versa. ...Read more

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I went 2 days without eating much, and I have stomach cramps with excessive belching. Stomach feels like it is trying to growl but it is painful?

Eat.: Our digestive tract likes predictability, and things often go awry when when our meals become scarce and erratic. You'd be best off eating four to six small predictably times meals daily. ...Read more

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I got growling/hunger pain in stomach, somtimes, just a few hrs after eating, constant upper discomfort, and bloating when when full. What could cause?

I got growling/hunger pain in stomach, somtimes, just a few hrs after eating, constant upper discomfort, and bloating when when full. What could cause?

A few things: Including gastritis/ulcers (acid produced when food is ingested); a mass close to stomach (vs lower, in colon); gallstones; intermittent/partial or early intestinal obstruction; pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas, which secretes protein-eating enzymes). Try eating smaller more frequent meals, and see your doctor. May need a gastroenterologist for a scope (egd=esophagoduodenoscopy). ...Read more

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My stomach hurts often and it feels like gas. Also get cramps after eating. Every night when I lie down, my stomach will growl too and hurts. Why?

Stomach pain: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, where exactly is your pain situated. Is it in the center just below your ribs? If yes then it could be d/t gastritis or ulcer. Can you share if you have been using any pain medications? Also how much caffeine/Chocolate you consume daily? I am sorry for that many questions; I wanted to know more about the situation. I would love to help you. Can we speak? Thank U ...Read more

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I have lost appeitte and I be hungry because my stomach growls but I really don't feel like eating because my throat feels as if sumthin is stuck inside?

I have lost appeitte and I be hungry because my stomach growls but I really don't feel like eating because my throat feels as if sumthin is stuck inside?

Stomach/Throat Pain: Make an appointment with your pcp right away to be referred to a GI physician to pin down the diagnosis. It could be a serious problem or a minor issue that can be treated easily... Don't suffer! ...Read more

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Wake up with small burps & during the day even on empty stomach. Flatulence before & after eating. I can hear my stomach growling at times. Concern?

Wake up with small burps & during the day even on empty stomach. Flatulence before & after eating. I can hear my stomach growling at times. Concern?

Yes, especially: If it bothers you. It could be any number of things, from GERD to infection to something even more serious. It is impossible to say for sure without full history, examination, and even tests. You need to see a doctor to make sure. ...Read more

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Experiencing stomach growling and bloating for 7-8 days, even after eating. Negative preg test, also haven't missed a period for over a year, any idea?

Experiencing stomach growling and bloating for 7-8 days, even after eating. Negative preg test, also haven't missed a period for over a year, any idea?

Hormonal imbalance: See gynecologist for tests but if very skinney or athletic can miss menses. might have parasite in stool espec. If diarrhea, bloating or giardia in stool, may need metronidazole antibiotic and or cipro ...Read more

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Why does my stomach always growl when I'm nervous?

Why does my stomach always growl when I'm nervous?

GI stress response: Our GI tract has a lot of nerve endings, and is often impacted by stress responses. Often there is gastric distress or an urge to use the restroom when under stress. This is normal, although at times distressing response.

Try deep breathing when you feel stressed and learn relaxation techniques that you practice before you are stressed so you can handle stress more effectively. ...Read more

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When my stomach rumbles and growls does it mean I'm sick?

No: The sounds are just gas and food being squeezed through the pipes. The abdomen is hollow to some extent so sometimes the sounds are very loud. ...Read more

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Can having to much acid in the stomach cause your stomach to growl?

Can having to much acid in the stomach cause your stomach to growl?

Hard to tell: Stomachs can "growl" regardless of the amount of acid in the stomach. If there are new symptoms such as reflux of stomach contents up the esophagus, stomach pains, too much "growling", getting abdominal bloating, changes in stool (too constipated or too loose), one's primary care doctor can evaluate to be sure there is not a medical problem going on. ...Read more

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