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Why does my stomach make so much noise when I lay down [mainly when I'm on my back]?

Why does my stomach make so much noise when I lay down [mainly when I'm on my back]?

Borborygmi: Borborygmi. (that term comes from the greek, meaning rumbling around) it may sound like you have some type of disease, but is just the sounds your intestines make. From time to time the noised are louder and you can hear them from the outside. It is actually a normal part of digestion most of the time. Rarely, if accompanied by pain it may mean there is an obstruction in the bowel.

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When I lay down my stomach makes awful noises. What could this be?

When I lay down my stomach makes awful noises. What could this be?

Movement: Stomach noises are due to GI motility and movement of bowel contents and gas though the gut.

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What does it mean when I lay down and feel my stomach knot up for a minute and then go away?

What does it mean when I lay down and feel my stomach knot up for a minute and then go away?

Stomach knots: To answer this question it is important to distinguish whether the "knot" is in the stomach muscles (do a leg lift lying down to see if it makes it worse) or inside the abdomen, in which case it is mostly likely a cramp in the colon, which may be caused by gas, food, or constipation.

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Every time I eat and lay down, my stomach constantly makes noises and won't stop... Why does that happen and what should I do about it?

Hyperperistalisis: Your stomach is trying to pass food again the pressure of lying flat on your stomach, causing "gas sounds". It is advisable to wait at least 30 minutes before lying flat down. Additionally, different people have different digestive patterns. This is worth checking if you are concerned.

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Right after I lay down on my back or side, my stomach starts to make a lot of noise. It's not painful...Just really loud. Is there something wrong?

Right after I lay down on my back or side, my stomach starts to make a lot of noise. It's not painful...Just really loud. Is there something wrong?

Runmbling belly--ok: Some rumbling is quite common and it is typically more noticeable when you are relaxing/laying down chilling out. It is so because Adrenalin is low and environment at night is often more quiet and so you can feel and hear more. As long it is not causing pain or bothering you, I would not worry too much. Often, some meditation can help quiet things down a bit. If concerning, consult doc. Good luck.

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Pain began in the middle of right side of back then moved to abdominal area Can only lay down to relieve pain had a scan it was normal?

Pain began in the middle of right side of back then moved to abdominal area Can only lay down to relieve pain had a scan it was normal?

May not be: The back! The problem may well be in the abdomen. The thought here is this could be related to the kidney such as a kidney stone. The mobility of the pain suggest the back is not the cause. See your doc as soon as possible for consult.

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My stomach hurts when I lay down really bad?

My stomach hurts when I lay down really bad?

See your doctor: If your pain is severe see your doctor or go to the ED to have it evaluated. Not enough info to answer your question.

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I have a burning sensation near left side of abdomen when I lay down and stress too, what does it mean?

Gastric Reflex: You may have GERD or the Gastric Esophageal Reflex disease. It requires proper diagnosis (stool or blood test) before your doctor gives you treatment, consisting of a combo therapy.

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I keep having abdominal pain that forces me to lay down...what could be the cause? It lasts about an hour

I keep having abdominal pain that forces me to lay down...what could be the cause? It lasts about an hour

Many possible causes: There are many possible causes: acid reflux, ulcer, gallstones, pancreatic inflammation, liver disease, appendix pain, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, pregnancy, infection etc. You should see your primary care doctor for evaluation: physical exam, bloodwork, and possibly an abdominal/pelvic ultrasound. You may also need to see your GYN too. Ibuprofen and alcohol might be the source of your pain.

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My stomach is big and swollen when I stand but disappears when I lay down...Its also worse of a night...?

My stomach is big and swollen when I stand but disappears when I lay down...Its also worse of a night...?

Maybe ok, maybe not: Depending on a person's medical history, her physical body shape, her muscle tone, etc., a protruding tummy may or may not be ok. An internal mass or organ that is big enough will appear as a protruding tummy. Excess fluid in the abdomen also shows up as a big tummy. For somebody with thin, weak abdominal muscles, a big meal can be protruding, so a doctor should evaluate to see what is happening.

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I'm 17 Weeks 3 Days & Below My Stomach There's This Hump That Be There & It's Hard. Only When I Lay Down Is That My Baby?

I'm 17 Weeks 3 Days & Below My Stomach There's This Hump That Be There & It's Hard. Only When I Lay Down Is That My Baby?

Pregnant: After about 12 weeks the uterus is palpable out of the pelvis (it is growing out beyond the pelvic bones), so you likely are feeling the uterus. In a few weeks you will start feeling some fluttering, that's the baby moving. Good luck

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I have pain a twisting pain in my upper stomach. It feels like I want to push my tummy out. Feels better when I lay down. What is this?

I have pain a twisting pain in my upper stomach. It feels like I want to push my tummy out. Feels better when I lay down. What is this?

Gas: What you are describing could be gas/bloating especially with it improving when you lay down. If it worsens and stops improving with changing your body position follow up with your doctor for an evaluation.

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What does it mean when I lay down and I feel and see throbbing In my stomach?

What does it mean when I lay down and I feel and see throbbing In my stomach?

Normal: It can be aneurism of abdominal aorta also, if older age, advanced shyphilis, Family hx.

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Everytime I lay down, especially on my stomach, I get nausea. Why is this happening?

Everytime I lay down, especially on my stomach, I get nausea. Why is this happening?

Improve nausea: Nausea is a sign that something is irritating the stomach. This can come from sinus drainage, medications, food, gastritis, maldigestion, slow stomach emptying, pressure from other organs around the stomach, gall bladder issues, and pregnancy. See your physician to help figure it out but keep track of your eating habits, anything that helps it or worsens it.