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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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At 1.5 weeks post op wasn't feeling well. Primary pa said I had no bowel sounds. Put on ducolax 2xday. What does that mean and is this treatment good?

Dulcolax for Ileus: We can not comment on this as we do not have enough information, as to what kind of surgery you had and what kind of anesthesia used
but dulcolax is a laxative and is often used for post operative ileus (no bowel sounds)
hope it works for you. ...Read more

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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

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Did strenuous (170bpm) cycling 3 days post epidural steroid inj then digestion stopped for week +ab dis+0 bowel sounds. Sounds like ogilvie syndrome?

Did strenuous (170bpm) cycling 3 days post epidural steroid inj then digestion stopped for week +ab dis+0 bowel sounds. Sounds like ogilvie syndrome?

Ogilvie syndrome: Your symptoms do not sound like ogilvie syndrome.

That syndrome must be diagnosed by a physician in person.

Also, you should certainly see a physician about your symptoms. ...Read more

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What should be done if debris in bladder on ultra sound and cystoscopy. Could it be from fistula from small bowel to bladder?

What should be done if debris in bladder on ultra sound and cystoscopy. Could it be from fistula from small bowel to bladder?

Unlikely: If you had such a fistula you would also have noticed gas coming out with your urine. The debris you describe is likely associated with your history of kidney infection. ...Read more

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Do loud bowel sounds mean I'm going to vomit? I always get sounds throughout torso and they worry me because I fear vomiting. What causes them?

Do loud bowel sounds mean I'm going to vomit? I always get sounds throughout torso and they worry me because I fear vomiting. What causes them?

Gurgling: These sounds are more likely coming from the small intestines rather than the stomach and should have no relationship to vomiting. Hyperactive intestinal motility can be caused by various factors such as caffeine or nicotine use, hunger, certain foods and their temperature, medications or supplements. Unless you're having cramping discomfort, the gurgling is harmless.. ...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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Hello, I am sorry if this sounds disgusting but I think I.May have. Food poisoning from. ...since 7am this morning I.have had 15 bowel movements?

Hello, I am sorry if this sounds disgusting but I think I.May have. Food poisoning from. ...since 7am this morning I.have had 15 bowel movements?

Stay hydrated: Diarrhea means that your body is getting rid of an unwanted or toxic foods. You have to make sure that you stay hydrated with a water and Gatorade mixture. If not better or get worse, need to be seen by a physician. ...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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Ihav a loud sound of my bowel even when iam not hungry or after meals and sometimes at night could it be irritable bowel syndrome? And how to reduce?

Ihav a loud sound of my bowel even when iam not hungry or after meals and sometimes at night could it be irritable bowel syndrome? And how to reduce?

No worries: There is no relationship between growling noises of the stomach and IBS. These noises occur as a normal consequence of how your stomach and intestines are processing your food, absorbing it, and moving it down the pipeline. If you can develop something to GUARANTEE these noises never happen then, you will become very RICH and famous. ...Read more

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Daughter is getting over parainfluenza and she still gets warm at times is that normal and still sounds nasal like and has green bowel movements?

Daughter is getting over parainfluenza and she still gets warm at times is that normal and still sounds nasal like and has green bowel movements?

Can be normal: With severe viral respiratory infections persistent symptoms are common for 7-10 days. As long as things are slowly improving just relax and allow recovery to occur. If fever recurs or increased respiratory sxs occur get her rechecked ...Read more

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I have not had a bm since wednesday as of yesterday had no bowel sounds have taken lactulose and miralax (polyethylene glycol) with no relief I am no nauseous what can I do?

Constipation: If you have the urge to have a bm but can't, try working from below using dulcolax rectal suppository and/or a gentle low enema like fleets. If you have abdominal distension, severe cramps or vomiting, you will have to be examined by your physician who sometimes has to disimpact you by breaking up and removing impacted stool or prescribing a higher enema. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 22 a girl. I have increas bowel sound befor etting and pulpitation and neasea when wake up. No fever no cramp. I have early satiety?

Hi I'm 22 a girl. I have increas bowel sound befor etting and pulpitation and neasea when wake up. No fever no cramp. I have early satiety?

Nausea, early satiet: Seem to suggest a gastrointestinal problem, it is unclear if you meant palpitations or eructation (burping), the potential causes of these symptoms vary and require greater clarification form you. I should be happy to discuss in greater details, we can connect at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-nnebe. ...Read more

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Having feeling of fullness in left upper quadrant stomach. Hyper bowel sound and passed dark stool this morning. Is taking enema at home safe?

Having feeling of fullness in left upper quadrant stomach. Hyper bowel sound and passed dark stool this morning. Is taking enema at home safe?

NO don't take enema: , passing dark stool is a indication of GI bleeding wit your symptoms. Enema may cause damage, see you doctor immediately, you even need to go to er to make sure you are not bleeding. ...Read more

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Bowel issues for 5 days. Urge to go, then gas happens with a few squirts of yellowish brown diareah. Mucousy look wiping. Sound like colon cancer?

Bowel issues for 5 days. Urge to go, then gas happens with a few squirts of yellowish brown diareah. Mucousy look wiping. Sound like colon cancer?

Likely infection: Presence of this type of diarrhea reminiscent of c.difficile infection. The normal microbiome of the colon protects against many forms of inflammation by inducing Fox P3 regulatory cells than minimize inflammation and prevents various forms and degrees of colitis from appearing. Should such inflammation appear mucousy yellowish diarrhea can be seen. Colonoscopy if not performed may be indicated ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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