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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
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
My stomach hurts after.eating any sweets like pastries and my stomach growls extremely loud in the morning but I am not hungry. What do they both mean?
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
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
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
I seem to get hungry half an hour after I just ate. My stomach growls and feels empty. Might it be antidepressant ?
Perhaps...: May be related to one of several things, or multiple factors. The fat/protein/carbohydrate ratio's of food directly affect how long it takes for you to feel satisfied after eating--fatty foods cause you to feel less "full" when compared to proteins or carbohydrates, whereas protein has the most effect of making you feel satisfied. Certain medications can increase appetite as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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