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Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
37 years in practice
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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

Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
37 years in practice
53K people helped
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. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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What's the cause of audible bowel sounds without bowel obstruction?

Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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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. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Vance Harris
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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What does it mean if im continually constipated along with hyper active bowel sounds?

Dr. Vance Harris
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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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. David Carl Houghton
Board Certified, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
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What are causes of hyperactive bowel sounds on only specific quadrants.

Dr. David Carl Houghton
Board Certified, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
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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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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Elton Behner
Board Certified, Dentistry
32 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Elton Behner
Board Certified, Dentistry
32 years in practice
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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?

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. Sheldon Brownstein
Board Certified, Cardiac Electrophysiology
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I have done my ultra sound Report says Ureter is obsecured by bowel gas Can you explain it?

Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Board Certified, Cardiac Electrophysiology
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I have done my ultra sound  
Report  says 
Ureter is obsecured by bowel gas  
Can you explain it?

Ultrasound: This means that good visualization of ureter could not be seen because of gas in the colon ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Dorsey
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
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Blood on toilet paper and change in bowel habits recently. What does this sound like?

Dr. Robert Dorsey
Board Certified, Wound care
31 years in practice
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Blood on toilet paper and change in bowel habits recently. What does this sound like?

Gi problems: See your doctor for an examination of the perianal and anal area. May need a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Dr. Hasan Khondker
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
8 years in practice
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34 yo female 3 days ago started having loud bowel sounds all day & my stool is mushy & smelly had fever yesterday 99.5 not today feel fine otherwise?

Dr. Hasan Khondker
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
8 years in practice
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34 yo female 3 days ago started having loud bowel sounds all day & my stool is mushy & smelly had fever yesterday 99.5 not today feel fine otherwise?

Early colitis ?: You should be examined by a doctor may need X-ray or ct scan to rule out infectious cause such as colitis ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
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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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