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Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
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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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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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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


Dr. Robert Uyeda
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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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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Vance Harris
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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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Dr. Andrey Lev-weissberg
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What are causes of hyperactive bowel sounds on only specific quadrants.

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

Bowel sounds: Most of the sounds you hear in your stomach and intestines are due to normal digestion and are no need for concern. Some causes of hyperactive bowel sounds include inflammatory bowel disease, food allergy, diarrhea, GI bleeding and infectious enteritis.Some times high pitched bowel sounds may be an early sign of bowel obstruction. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Elton Behner
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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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Dr. Robert Dorsey
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Dr. Hasan Khondker
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Dr. Yash Khanna
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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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Dr. Donald Colantino
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I have not had a bm since wednesday as of yesterday had no bowel sounds have taken lactulose and miralax 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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Bowel (Definition)

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


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