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Dr. Nancy Lindo-Drusch
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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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Dr. Philip Miller
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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?

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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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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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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Dr. Laura Yauch
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Saunders
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Why is it my stomach always make a growling noise after i eat or lay down? Even though I am not hungry.

Why is it my stomach always make a growling noise after i eat or lay down? Even though I am not hungry.

Borborygmi: This is the fancy technical term for stomach grumbling noises! generally benign but can indicate incomplete digestion of foods containing carbohydrate, including milk and other dairy products (lactose intolerance or the use of ?-glucosidase inhibitors by diabetics), gluten (protein in wheat, barley, and rye) (celiac disease), fruit, vegetables, beans, legumes, and high-fiber whole grains. ...Read more

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Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
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Whenever i lay down on my stomach i feel a throbbing in the bottom of my stomach, and it also makes me feel sick when i lay on it for too long.

Whenever i lay down on my stomach i feel a throbbing in the bottom of my stomach, and it also makes me feel sick when i lay on it for too long.

See below: What you are feeling is the aorta, which is the biggest blood vessel in our body, connected to our heart. It distributes oxygenated blood to our system. It is normal to feel the beatings in the abdomen especially if a person is thin. Avoid pressing on it of u are lighthearted to let blood flow. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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I being feeling my food in my throw every time i lay down and i throw up and i being feeling weird noises in my stomach and a little pain like burn?

I being feeling my food in my throw every time i lay down and i throw up and i being feeling weird noises in my stomach and a little pain like burn?

Maybe just GERD but: Nausea may be gi-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary ; pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems). Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, ; even reaction to stress. Find ; treat the cause--see doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Glenn Messina
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Ive been having stomach pain at night after I eat, but only at night. It hurts worse when I lay down and sometimes makes me feel nauseous.

Ive been having stomach pain at night after I eat, but only at night. It hurts worse when I lay down and sometimes makes me feel nauseous.

Reflux: This may be reflux of the ingested food, try not to eat after 8pm see if antacids help Since its only when you lay down this seems to be the best answer otherwise it would occur all the time. However speak to a gastroenterologist to see if any work up is required ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Hello Doc, I've been having stomach pain at night with gas, when I wake up in the morning and start my day it slowly goes away as I eat but then when I lay down again to sleep it returns. I hear gas movement noises in my lower abdomen. I've had anxiety si

Hello Doc, I've been having stomach pain at night with gas, when I wake up in the morning and start my day it slowly goes away as I eat but then when I lay down again to sleep it returns. I hear gas movement noises in my lower abdomen. I've had anxiety si

Anxiety: I understand your concern. “It is NOT what you eat It IS what is eating you!” At age 36, stressors of marriage, relationships, parenting, children out of home, work, and unresolved conflicts can cause Anxiety and physical symptoms. Avoid foods with fiber as those foods can cause gas. See a psychiatrist for diagnosis and Treatment including Psychotherapy, Meditation, Yoga and Medication . ...Read more

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Dr. Colin Kerr
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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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