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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more