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Why does my stomach growl so much? (and I'm not hungry, I just ate!)

Why does my stomach growl so much? (and I'm not hungry, I just ate!)

Gastro: Make sure don't drink coffe coke pepsi or any thing that contains caffeine. ...Read more

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Stomach growling although I'm not hungry. What can cause this?

Stomach growling although I'm not hungry. What can cause this?

Normal function: Is there is not an eating disorder present this is normal. The stomach and bowels are always working and sometimes are noisy - if this is the only issue then not likely a problem. The workings of the stomach and bowel are automatic and cyclic. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing pain in my diaphragm.. along with my stomach growling like im hungry even though ive already eaten. Should I be worried?

I've been experiencing pain in my diaphragm.. along with my stomach growling like im hungry even though ive already eaten. Should I be worried?

Impossible to say...: Given the very limited information you've provided, it's impossible to speculate as to cause. You have not told us the acuity, severity, extent, circumstances, accompaniments, or exact location of your pain, nor what tests have been accomplished and what was ruled out. Please return to your physician (s) and proceed with further evaluation so a fix for your symptom (s) can be identified. ...Read more

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Constant feeling of stomach growling/stomach aching in upper mid section of stomach that radiates to posterior. Not hungry, gets sorta better w/food?

Constant feeling of stomach growling/stomach aching in upper mid section of stomach that radiates to posterior. Not hungry, gets sorta better w/food?

Gastritis?: Your symptoms and their improvement with food suggest inflammation in your stomach or possibly a peptic ulcer. You need to see a doctor. Meanwhile, see if your symptoms improve with use of an antacid like Maalox or an acid suppressor like OTC Zantac (ranitidine). ...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 have food poisining, why is my stomach growling? & I'm gassy is this normal? The vomit & diarreah stopped I only had it for like 4 hours

I have food poisining, why is my stomach growling? & I'm gassy is this normal? The vomit & diarreah stopped I only had it for like 4 hours

Can happen: The process is still ongoing-despite the fact that the diarrhea and vomiting have stopped. Try to hydrate yourself well with drinking enough water/ gatorade. Don't eat/drink diary product while you are still having a lot of GI problems. ...Read more

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Could it be bad that I ignore my stomach when it growling at me cause im hungry?

Could it be bad that I ignore my stomach when it growling at me cause im hungry?

Without more info...: ...its hard to say, but there are a variety of intestinal noises that are considered highly specific for pending obstruction, hypermotility, etc. Only examination can determine the significance of your stomach sounds, or if indeed it occurs truly because you're hungry. ...Read more

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My stomach keeps growling as if im hungry but I just ate, its been like this since yesterday the whole day. What could I do?

My stomach keeps growling as if im hungry but I just ate, its been like this since yesterday the whole day. What could I do?

Leave it alone: As long as this is not accompanied by any other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, wt loss it is of no consequence. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach make so much noise, it growls as if I was hungry but I am really not? Sometimes it even hurts when it does that!

Why does my stomach make so much noise, it growls as if I was hungry but I am really not? Sometimes it even hurts when it does that!

Stomach: "Grumbling" is the sound of AIR/LIQUID "mixing" and can be diminished by NOT EATING FOOD ALONG WITH LIQUIDS plus AVOIDING Carbonated Beverages!
Sometimes it's accentuated by intestinal contractions which are normal when you are hungry!!!! (Its like your intestines are "getting ready" to digest your food!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Why does my stomach growl even though I'm not hungry? And what can I do to stop it?

Why does my stomach growl even though I'm not hungry? And what can I do to stop it?

Stomach sounds: Stomach sounds can happen before or after eating. If they're not associated with any significant gas, vomiting, fevers or diarrhea, then they're not much to worry about and there's not much to do to stop them. ...Read more

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My stomach is growling. I'm 10 weeks im not hungry. What does this means. Is it the baby or do I need to eat?

My stomach is growling. I'm 10 weeks im not hungry. What does this means. Is it the baby or do I need to eat?

Baby's sake: You may not feel hungry due to the pregnancy symptoms, however it's important that you do actually try to eat for the baby's sake because it needs your nutrients to grow and mature properly in the uterus through the placenta. The growling is likely your stomach telling you you still need to eat even though you don't feel like it. The body has a funny way of telling us what we need sometimes. ...Read more

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Ever since after I ate lunch yesterday my stomach has been non stop growling! I'm not hungry, it doesn't hurt & I feel fine. What's wrong with me?

Nothing: Your stomach/intestines are pretty much constantly in motion, which is why you hear them "growling". No pain, no nausea, no change in bowel, "feel fine" = stop listening. ...Read more

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All night my lower abdomen was growling like crazy. I can feel it go up and down. I'm not even hungry. Making me feel very uncomfortable, why is that?

All night my lower abdomen was growling like crazy. I can feel it go up and down. I'm not even hungry. Making me feel very uncomfortable, why is that?

Borborygmi: Normal intestinal sounds are not usually bad but can be embarrassing. Common causes and foods to avoid are high fructose corn syrup, lactose, and copious liquids with meals especially at night. Avoid gum chewing too. Diarrhea and abdominal pain require evaluation ...Read more

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Hi, is stomach growling associated with giardia?

Hi, is stomach growling associated with giardia?

Growling - yes: Giardia Lamblia is actually an intestinal infection. The parasite can cause nausea/ vomiting, diarrhea, pale greasy feces, abdominal cramping, ^ gas, bloating as well as gurgling/ growling of abdomen. ...Read more

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How come I have embarrassing stomach growling from holding in farts?

How come I have embarrassing stomach growling from holding in farts?

Why hold them?: Passing the gas that accumulates in your intestines from swallowed air, bacteria etc is the normal way of removing it from your body. If you are holding it in you are causing gas and fluid to squirt back thru contracting intestines, causing your noises. Better to just excuse yourself and let it pass. See this website about reducing gas :
http://digestive. Niddk. Nih. Gov/ddiseases/pubs/gas. ...Read more

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Hey. I have problems with stomach growling every day. Sometimes with belching too. What could be cause of this?

Poor digestion: As we age we do not make enough hydrochloric acid with each cooked meal take betaine hcl will help with digestion <150 pounds need 1gm > 150 pounds need 2gm and above. People with chronic infection like lyme need very high dose (upwards of 40grams need special testing). ...Read more

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Occasionally my stomach will growl, but I won't be hungry in the slightest. The growl can be very uneasy sometimes. What could be the reason for this?

Well: You don't have to be hungry for your GI system to do its thing. Do u get alternating constipation and diarrhea? If so u may consider irritible bowel syndrome. You could try probiotics if the issue is more in the lower abdomen and make sure, if constipated, you are on a product to help go more regularly. An antacid or acid reducer like ranitidine may also help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Stomach growling in quiet room. Why?

Stomach growling in quiet room. Why?

Nothing: Wrong with that, just embarrassing. We all get hungry at different times! ...Read more

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How to stop my stomach growling (without eating)?

How to stop my stomach growling (without eating)?

Drink water: Water can quiet those rumblings as it tells the stomach it is full and temporarily says "you are not hungry". Drinking 8 oz water before a meal can help reduce the amount you eat at a meal. This is helpful if you have a problem with portion control. ...Read more

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Stomach growling problems. How not to growl so loudly in public?

Stomach growling problems. How not to growl so loudly in public?

Find food allergy: Most people only have significant growling if they have disturbance in normal gut function. Usually undiagnosed food allergy, lack of stomach acid or pancreatic digestive enzymes, etc. Go to a4m.Com using physician locator to find a local functional medicine doc to help you evaluate gut using specialized test like diagnostechs stool or genova cdsa. I had this and figured out was gluten intolerant! ...Read more

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How can I stop my stomach growling when I am fasting, it makes some really loud noises and it is very embarassing?

How can I stop my stomach growling when I am fasting, it makes some really loud noises and it is very embarassing?

Fantastic Questions: Unfortunately they do not make a pill for this scenario. This is what happens when you fast; your body needs energy and fasting is not healthy in any way. Your body is trying to tell you something. ...Read more

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My stomach always growls even when I am not hungry what could it be?

My stomach always growls even when I am not hungry what could it be?

Gas??: Growling of the stomach is historically attributed to hunger. However "growling" sound is made by the intestines in response to gas (gas producing foods are the culprits), or food poisoning causing increased peristaltic movements. Gastroenteritis (caused by virus, bacteria or parasites) is another reason to look for. Allergic reaction to certain foods will make intestines make funny noises. ...Read more

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Everytime I eat a lot late at night I wake up the next morning starving (stomach growling). Why does this happen?

Everytime I eat a lot late at night I wake up the next morning starving (stomach growling). Why does this happen?

Late at night eating: The first thing you should do is to take a meal earlier than you currently do. If that does not change things see your doctor. How many hours sleep do you get? Do you eat regularly during the day?
There are many ways for you to see how you can makes these changes. If, after a while, this does not work see your doctor. ...Read more

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I know its bad to eat at night but I woke up with nausea and my stomach growling and now I just feel sick. What should I do?

I know its bad to eat at night but I woke up with nausea and my stomach growling and now I just feel sick. What should I do?

Go to doctor: If it is just a stomach virus the symptoms should resolve soon. However if you are starting to wake up out of sleep at night with a gnawing hunger that is only relieved by eating than you might be developing an ulcer. ...Read more

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I've eaten 2 granola bars and 2 bananas within the hour, but my stomach is still growling. Does anyone know why I am still hungry?

I've eaten 2 granola bars and 2 bananas within the hour, but my stomach is still growling. Does anyone know why I am still hungry?

+/- 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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Growling stomach and not hungry, what to do?

Growling stomach and not hungry, what to do?

Without more info...: ...its hard to say, but there are a variety of intestinal noises that are considered highly specific for pending obstruction, hypermotility, etc. Only examination can determine the significance of your stomach sounds. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach keep growling im not hungry I don't have a upset stomach what could this be?

That's what they do: It could be completely normal. It could be due to incomplete digestion. At times it could also be due to digestive disease. See your physician and have it checked. ...Read more

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Is it true stomach growling is a sign of addiction (like sugar) and not hunger?

Is it true stomach growling is a sign of addiction (like sugar) and not hunger?

Borborygmus: The sounds of fluids and gases making there way through the GI tract is not a sign that a person has an addiction (to the best of my knowledge). ...Read more

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What over the counter medicine can I use to ease stomach growling, bloating and slight pains?

What over the counter medicine can I use to ease stomach growling, bloating and slight pains?

Simethicone / warmth: Ask your local pharmacist about it, also use some warm compresses, if no improvement see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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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 α-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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Hi. For the past week experiencing stomach growling, slight bloating. Recently felt sharp pains in right abdomen, which come and go, what can cause it?

Hi. For the past week experiencing stomach growling, slight bloating. Recently felt sharp pains in right abdomen, which come and go, what can cause it?

Right abdominal: Discomfort arising in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen is seen in gall bladder disorders or liver inflammation. Discomfort in the right lower abdomen occurs in appendicitis or right ovarian/pelvic disorders. Your symptoms may be caused by irritable bowel syndrome or lactose intolerance. Consult your physician or a gastroenterologist if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Pain in my mid region off and on pain comes on strong then slowly eases off pain last few seconds kinda feels like stomach is growling but not hungry?

Several diagnosis: Absent fever, nausea or vomiting this pain can be evaluated by your regular doc. Take note of the location, even mark with ink pen. If always the same location, it could be a hernia. Okay to call for an appointment. Be well. ...Read more

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Had stomach growling for the past few days, with bloating. Recently started having sharp dull pains ranging from right to left abdomen to back, wht is it?

Had stomach growling for the past few days, with bloating. Recently started having sharp dull pains ranging from right to left abdomen to back, wht is it?

If continued see doc: Viral gut infections most common and generally goes away in a week but gut reactions can also be from other issues like pregnancy, bladder infection, apppendicitis, gall bladder disease, that can also present w diarrhea/constipation and discomfort. Red flags include blood, fever, weight loss, persistent vomit, etc. Need more info but happy to consult or if need second opinion on workup so far ...Read more

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