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Why does my stomach growls after eating?

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

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Stomach growls after eating? No pain.

Stomach growls after eating? No pain.

Stomach growling: It's normal to hear some growling in the stomach after eating. It's due to a digestive process called peristalsis. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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I often feel like my food is not being digested hours after eating, but my stomach is growling. Why is that?

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

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Stomach growls after I eat meals and feel nauseated after I eat. Has been happening for about a month. Also have lost some weight since. What's wrong?

Stomach growls after I eat meals and feel nauseated after I eat. Has been happening for about a month. Also have lost some weight since. What's wrong?

Dyspepsia: An upset stomach after eating with early satiety, nausea and weight loss can be a sign of some serious medical problems. You should seek medical evaluation by your family physician. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Does your stomach growls when you have a uti?

Does your stomach growls when you have a uti?

Not related: These items have no relationship with each other. A growling stomach has nothing to do with a urinary infection. ...Read more

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My stomach growls obnoxiously loud, often during class or other silent activities, even when I eat a full meal. What causes this?

My stomach growls obnoxiously loud, often during class or other silent activities, even when I eat a full meal. What causes this?

Many possible causes: You might be eating foods that give off gas when digested, or that you are allergic to. Another possibility could be yeast in the digestive tract. Some solutions: beano or simethicone can reduce gassy foods. Fresh garlic inhibits yeast in the gut. Pay attention to which foods might be causing this more often and try eliminating them from your diet for awhile to see if it changes. ...Read more

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I seem to get hungry half an hour after I just ate. My stomach growls and feels empty. Might it be antidepressant?

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 more

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What does it mean if your stomach growls and you had lunch?

What does it mean if your stomach growls and you had lunch?

Most likely normal: It is most likely normal. Unless you have abdominal pain, or repeated symptoms every time you eat, it is most likely nothing to worry about. You should seek medical attention if you start losing weight, have abdominal pain or dark bowel movements or blood in your stools. ...Read more

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What's wrong with my stomach? Growls in school every morning

What's wrong with my stomach? Growls in school every morning

Nervous stomach?: Could be hunger, could be your breakfast, or simply having a nervous stomach...As long as it is not causing pain/discomfort, trouble with eating, heart-burn or weight loss, you are among the many. So, try some hearty breakfast from home regularly to tame it.
If you are concerned, consult doc for an evaluation...
Good luck. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I have chest that occurs every minute or two and my stomach growls. Is it indigestion or something serious?

What do you advise if I have chest that occurs every minute or two and my stomach growls. Is it indigestion or something serious?

Maybe not just GERD: Further evaluation is key to determining if your symptoms are reflux-related or not. Also, if reflux, is it acid or non-acid material that is involved? Sometimes, pulmonary, ent, or dental issues are at play, & sometimes dysmotility or gastroparesis is the issue. Are you sure your acid blocker dose is sufficient & that you have been compliant with behavior & diet restrictions to minimize gerd? ...Read more

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I have been having stomach ACE for 2weeks. My stomach growls and hurts at times the pain in not constant goes and comes every now and the sign of std?

I have been having stomach ACE for 2weeks. My stomach growls and hurts at times the pain in not constant goes and comes every now and the sign of std?

Not likely: You should be seen and examined by a gastroenterologist. This may involve undergoing endoscopy, but you may be infected and symptomatic with helicobacter pylori and need to undergo treatment, or something else may be present. Go soon and hope you get better quickly. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my stomach growls a lot, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my stomach growls a lot, what do you suggest?

Some simple testing: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more

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My stomach "growls" not from hunger, it growls all the time, and it's loud and embarrasing. How do I stop this?

My stomach "growls" not from hunger, it growls all the time, and it's loud and embarrasing. How do I stop this?

Get checked: Borborygmi (loud growling) can be from hunger, spasms, parasites (like giardia), partial obstruction, bacterial overgrowth, other.
Get checked. ...Read more

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Early morning my stomach growls and hurts and when I poop I have diahreaa. Happens one time or two time during the day. What culd be wrong?

Early morning my stomach growls and hurts and when I poop I have diahreaa. Happens one time or two time during the day. What culd be wrong?

Maybe IBS, but...: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more

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My stomach hurts often and it feels like gas. Also get cramps after eating. Every night when I lie down, my stomach will growl too and hurts. Why?

Stomach pain: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, where exactly is your pain situated. Is it in the center just below your ribs? If yes then it could be d/t gastritis or ulcer. Can you share if you have been using any pain medications? Also how much caffeine/Chocolate you consume daily? I am sorry for that many questions; I wanted to know more about the situation. I would love to help you. Can we speak? Thank U ...Read more

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Wake up with small burps & during the day even on empty stomach. Flatulence before & after eating. I can hear my stomach growling at times. Concern?

Yes, especially: If it bothers you. It could be any number of things, from GERD to infection to something even more serious. It is impossible to say for sure without full history, examination, and even tests. You need to see a doctor to make sure. ...Read more

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My stomach growls all the time, even after I eat or am not hungry. I also have had stool changes. This has been going on awhile. What could it be?

My stomach growls all the time, even after I eat or am not hungry. I also have had stool changes. This has been going on awhile. What could it be?

Can be serious: See your doc for further history and test's.
Their are inflammatory bowel disorders which are dangerous and yet manageable.
As there are many other treatable causes of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Am always feeling hungry even after a meal 30 minutes later my stomach growls why? Trying to go on a diet keep getting embarrassed with stomach growling

Am always feeling hungry even after a meal 30 minutes later my stomach growls why? Trying to go on a diet keep getting embarrassed with stomach growling

Dysmotility?: 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 ibs resulting in altered perception of gut distension, "growling", ; modified transit of food. Consider tachygastria, or gastric outlet delay reflecting inflammation, scarring, biliary disease, more. ...Read more

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I burp everytime my stomach growls back pain and headaches aswell very gassy a lot?

I burp everytime my stomach growls back pain and headaches aswell very gassy a lot?

Rx for symptoms GI: It appears as if you might have acute gastritis,
with an increase of HCL acid in your stomach and growling, reflux, discomfort. Treatment is to stay away from milk, spices and acidic foods that make those symptoms worse: ie OJ, salsa, curry and milk products.
Also, can take OTC Zantac tabs and if not better add 20 mg Omeprazole for it, which should heal it over 2-4 weeks. If not, make vrtual app ...Read more

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My stomach growls but I feel full, I also have stomach cramps and diarreah sometimes after I eat dairy and my stomach makes weird grumblings, and gas.

My stomach growls but I feel full, I also have stomach cramps and diarreah sometimes after I eat dairy and my stomach makes weird grumblings, and gas.

Important: You need a good history and exam and some basic tests to determine the cause. It can be something very simple treated with dietary modification. Or it can be something much more serious like inflammation in the intestine. So please see your pcp ...Read more

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I have been burping continuously for 3 days, have bad breath which won't go away (not oral problems) and sometimes my stomach growls. Should I get the treatmentfor gerd?

I have been burping continuously for 3 days, have bad breath which won't go away (not oral problems) and sometimes my stomach growls. Should I get the treatmentfor gerd?

A thought: I would encourage you to immediately see your physician for an examination. Your doctor may refer you to a gastroenterologist. In dentistry we are confronted with this problem called acid reflux. When the acidic regurgitation enters the oral cavity, it causes erosion and breakdown of tooth structure. Your doctor may talk with you about your lifestyle and some changes that can benefit your health. ...Read more

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I've been getting lower stomach pain with bloating after I eat and sometimes my stomach growls like I'm hungry even though I just ate.?

I've been getting lower stomach pain with bloating after I eat and sometimes my stomach growls like I'm hungry even though I just ate.?

Well: This could be many things could be parasites food intolerance lactose intolerance or even something serious. Recommend Healthtap consult or primary care doctor visit for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more