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Can IBS cause loud stomach noises/gurgling and rumbling? Had CDiff but been over a year since last had it. Haven't had recent abx or exposed to cdiff.

Can IBS cause loud stomach noises/gurgling and rumbling? Had CDiff but been over a year since last had it. Haven't had recent abx or exposed to cdiff.

It can.: IBS in and of itself can cause loud stomach noises, due to spasms of the intestines. It is possible to have recurrent C. diff, but unless you develop recurrent diarrhea, It is unlikely to be the cause of the sounds. I would not be concerned unless you develop other symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I stop my loud stomach noises ?

How can I stop my loud stomach noises ?

NSNG: Bowel sounds in of themselves are normal and necessary but if you have some irritability many people improve if they avoid grains and sugar (NSNG- no sugar no grains) in particular gluten and HFCS are problematic for many. ...Read more

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What causes excess gas & stomach noises, but with no speakable pain or cramps?

What causes excess gas & stomach noises, but with no speakable pain or cramps?

Digestion: Normal digestion and peristalsis (the movement of food through the gastrointestinal system) cycles between contractions and relaxations to move the food through the bowel. This can be associated with stomach and GI noises, but is nothing to be concerned about if there is no pain. ...Read more

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Loud stomach noises, daily excess gas and occasional diarrhea. Should i worry?

Loud stomach noises, daily excess gas and occasional diarrhea. Should i worry?

GI symptoms: Do not know whether you should worry, but if you want to get to the core of this you should see a doctor and be evaluated. Exam of stools may be necessary along with detailed history and exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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When to go to ER for abdominal pain. Also have nausea. Pain is on left side and have very loud stomach noises.

When to go to ER for abdominal pain. Also have nausea. Pain is on left side and have very loud stomach noises.

Abnormal symptoms?: I see from your history that you have IBS, if the symptoms you are having are unusual for you or you are having increased pain, you should go to the ER. Presence of a fever is another reason to go especially with your history of diverticulitis. ...Read more

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Is nausea common with IBS? Also what about loud stomach noises and sometimes a pulsing feeling after diarrhea? My movements are very gassy

Is nausea common with IBS? Also what about loud stomach noises and sometimes a pulsing feeling after diarrhea? My movements are very gassy

IBS: IBS commonly causes cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation. IBS is a chronic condition that you will need to manage long term, and although less common, nausea may occur. You might try eating a cup of yogurt three times a day and see if this does not alleviate your symptoms.. ...Read more

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Stomach flu starting Wednesday night. Still having bouts of diarrhea, lots of stomach pains, cramping, gas, loud stomach noises and movements. ?

Stomach flu starting Wednesday night. Still having bouts of diarrhea, lots of stomach pains, cramping, gas, loud stomach noises and movements. ?

Stomach flu: It does sound about right for a viral gastroenteritis. Rest, hydrate, and nourish yourself with easily digestible foods like applesauce, rice, and bananas for now. If you are unable to stay hydrated, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Very loud borborygmi 24/7, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, pressure, nasea, lack of appetite. Taking prozac, concerta, and a stool softener.Help?

Very loud borborygmi 24/7, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, pressure, nasea, lack of appetite. Taking prozac, concerta, and a stool softener.Help?

Adverse reaction?: If these symptoms started soon after starting this combination of medicines, it could be an adverse reaction from the med combo itself. But talk to your prescriber before stopping anything. ...Read more

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My21 yr old sister has had trouble holding her urine for a couple weeks &recent stomach noises. Could these be related? And might a surgery be needed?

My21 yr old sister has had trouble holding her urine for a couple weeks &recent stomach noises. Could these be related? And might a surgery be needed?

Probably unrelated: She needs to see her doctor for a urine analysis to to rule out an infection. The stomach issues are probably unrelated. Unlikely she needs surgery. ...Read more

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