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I had a problem with my intestines gurgling loudly. They would do it mostly after eating and at night, and when I was hungry (not the normal hungry stomach sounds). Sometimes it would be freakishly loud. I also had a feeling like there was lots of liquid 'rushing around' my intestines, and sometimes it would feel like I was going to have lots of gas, but little or none would come. I also had a discomfort in my right abdomen.
I searched this site and found lots of other people who have had similar symptoms, but no one seemed to know why this is happening. I tried to think of any changes in my life that could be the cause. That's when I remembered the fast food fry thing.
About a year ago (roughly) the fast food places made a big deal about changing to a lower fat grease. After they switched, I didn't really like the taste of french fries cooked in the new oil, and when I ate them my stomach would feel kind of funny, so I stopped eating fries. Over time I forgot and slowly started eating them again.
I decided to stop eating fast food to see if it might be the problem. The next day the loud gurgling stopped. The discomfort in my abdomen increased slightly for a few hours, then went away. It has been three days now and I feel great!
I am not a doctor or a chemist. I cannot say any of this is scientific fact, I can only tell you what I did and felt. Please don't make any judgment untill more people try this. There could be another element that I am not seeing.
Having said that, if you are suffering from the mystery gurgling, please try this and post a reply.
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replied April 30th, 2005
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I am suffering from a noisy tummy too and it is constant it is a different kind of noise when I am hungry. But when im not hungry it is a really loud long growling noises and it does it all the time it is so embarrassing when im in class.
People look at me funny or ask if im hungry.
Sometimes I can see my stomach growling like a slight movement.
My stomach is noisier first thing on a morning, on a night or when im in a quiet room!
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replied October 12th, 2011
mines do the same and it is very embarrassing . and no one know the cause of it
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replied October 12th, 2011
mines do the same and it is very embarrassing . and no one know the cause of it
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replied January 2nd, 2012
Stomach growls and gurgles
When I first started taking Klamath Lake blue green algae, stomach would churn vigorously and loudly, and then settled down with repeated ingestion. Today tummy growled much after an avocado with Grapeseed Vegenaise, the purest mayonnaise I could find in the stores. When I rest on my back it also gurgles muchly. No pain or discomfort, no gas pains.
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replied January 2nd, 2012
Stomach growls and gurgles
When I first started taking Klamath Lake blue green algae, stomach would churn vigorously and loudly, and then settled down with repeated ingestion. Today tummy growled much after an avocado with Grapeseed Vegenaise, the purest mayonnaise I could find in the stores. When I rest on my back it also gurgles muchly. No pain or discomfort, no gas pains.
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replied May 31st, 2005
I also have the biggest problem with stomach gurgling. It seems like nothing I try to prevent it from happening works. I have tried sipping warm 7up eating more but nothing seems to work. My stomach seems to always make noises when im with a group of ppl and its all quiet or if im in class and we're taking a test. Thats the worst. Its even annoying when im alone and my stomach makes gurgling noises I just want it to stop. If anybody knows and helpful hints or anything that will help stop my stomach gurgling .
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replied January 2nd, 2012
Yes, it seems to be a type of nervousness response too. I also wonder if it is connected with stomach parasites.
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replied June 2nd, 2005
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Mine is getting worse
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replied October 27th, 2008
stomach gurgling
It may be trapped gas and air inside your stomach. Try taking a gas x after every meal and one before you go to bed (don't exceed 4 in 1 day). Also try drinking some ginger ale, this will help force gas and air in your stomach to come up as a burp. And try not to be anxious, I thinik anxiety makes it worse. And if your stomach still just wont stop gurgling and making noise while you are in class or somewhere quiet get up and take a quick walk outside and kind of squeeze your abdominals, this should somewhat help the noise go away. And if you can't get up try to make some type of noise when you feel the gurgles coming on, unzip a back pack or something. This is only my suggestion, I hope it works and one last thing I recomend is if the gurgles still wont go away try talking to your doctor about it. They may be able to give you some type of prescription for this.
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replied January 15th, 2009
I too have the same problem. I am 17 and have been living with a bubbly tummy for the past 5 years. I've been to the doctor and was diagnosed with H. Phylori three years ago. I was put on med's but it never helped. I'm for sure that H. Phylori doesn't cause my symptoms. Preasure builds up in my intestins, sometimes it hurts and i have to hunch over to help the pain, sometimes it doesnt hurt at all. then all of a sudden the preasure will stop and i will feel air bubbles moving all around. It sound like gurgeling, but much louder. It's very imbarasing because im still in high school and most of my classes are quiet. my stomach swells somtimes when i eat, or when i dont eat and i have very sharp pains in my stomach. if anyone has a clue please help.
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replied March 11th, 2009
tummy gurgles
My tummy has been gurgling ever since I can remember. The doctor said to me it might be a food allergy but has been pretty useless really. It's so embarrassing!! Sometimes the gurgles make me out of breath as I can feel them travelling up my windpipe and it sso loud!
Im thinking about making my food portions smaller to see if this helps, but im super skinny already and dont want to get any smaller! If I am in a quiet room or feeling nervous/ anxious then the gurgles will often start up! If anyone has any ideas please help!!
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replied April 16th, 2009
same thing
im in college and some times it just get so bad when im in a quit room or taking a test it all started when i was in middle school and only happend at the end of the day i would feel the gas come and then it would make non stop gurgle sounds when i first started high school i decided to stop drinking soda and i felt that this helpd i have no idea what the problem is i take gas x like every day now and when ever im with new friends or going some place new i get the gurgles i fear them in class and it realy destracts me from my work in class...plz help
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replied April 22nd, 2009
Same here
I suffer from test anxiety as it is but is even worse now, I am in college and I have live with this since I can remember I was also diagnosed with H. pilori and after taking all the meds is when i started to notice that this constant gurgling started to happen I take two beano pills every time i have an exam or anything quiet, it subsides the gurgling but sometimes it doesn't help all i can say is that i thought I was the only one with this problem I am relieved to know am not the only one. I have just opted to block out what anyone thinks and while taking exams just use my mp3 player (hidden of course) and listen to relaxing music since I am not thinking of whether someone can hear my belly or not....when you think about it it makes it worse...beano pills help but are not the cure....I also know that the gurgling come from the lower intestines because one can feel it but it might be gas although sometimes is just not the case...try to clear your colon everyday for it might also gurgle even more if your colon is full..
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replied May 28th, 2009
same problem.
i just started having the same problems, and I have never experienced them like this before. I am an upcoming senior in college, and I just started summer school like a week ago. I started having these stomach gurgling noises, and it is EXTREMELY embarrassing when you are sitting next to someone and you can't control your stomach. I makes me very anxious and I dread going to class. The gurgling is pretty much constant throughout the day, and it is sometimes followed by gas. I went to the doctor to treat my anxiety, and he said that some people just "swallow their anxiety" so the stomach problems should go away with the medicine. I think it is something different though. I used to be lactose intolerant, and I read somewhere that that could cause it.. but i haven't had symptoms from that in years. It happens when I am sitting down, standing up, and laying down. It doesn't hurt, It's just loud. My bowl movements have not been constant either. My appetite is not like it used to be either, but when I do get hunger I am scared that whatever I eat will trigger the gurgling to be worse. Basically, it is really annoying, and I just want it to stop. It has made me anxious and scared to be in quiet public places.
What tips should I try besides going to a doctor, drinking warm 7up, and not eating cheese... I'm a vegetarian, so that's pretty important in my diet. I'm sorry to everyone who has been dealing with this for a long time! I now feel your pain.
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replied May 29th, 2009
ohta's islan
The best thing I have found for tummy problems is Ohta's Islan. It's an antacid powder from Japan.

It is hard to find, impossible to buy in my hometown, but I did find a Korean grocer who sold it in Fairfax, VA.

You can find a couple places online to buy it.. but not very many.

Try it out! It has some herbs in it - cinnamon bark, citrus unshiu peel, clove, fennel, gentian, menthol, nutmeg, and powdered picrasma wood, that you will never find in American medicines because they cannot be patented.
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replied September 6th, 2009
intestinal / digestive issues
Most people don't realize that the food they eat can cause a lot of problems and if you don't exercise regularly, your body is not releasing endorphins, you're not releasing stress. A diet high in bread products, soda and sugars will ultimately destroy your body as they are all artificial. Try eating more fruit + vegetables, grains and natural juices if you want something sweet, avoid greasy food and red meat. It could be IBS (irritable bowel), a parasite, stress and poor eating habits without exercise compounding your system. I'm not a doctor, but all too often people want a quick fix when they need to make a lifestyle change. It's difficult to hear or acknowledge and people think it's more inconvenient, but down the road when you have less health problems it will be worth it.
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replied October 5th, 2009
It seems as if a lot of people suffer from this and yet there is not cure to it. I am in college and I dread going to class, I have a sort of phobia for quiet places as well. My stomach gurgles (not like hungry sounds) and they are soo loud and constant. Sometimes it is follow by gas, but not much. Im so frustrated with this, I cant even sit still in class without the anxiety of "what if my stomach starts making noises again"...somebody...please help!
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replied January 1st, 2010
i thought i was alone!
I thought I was crazy!!! My 'tummy' area (I think it's coming from my intestines?) is SO loud & I am TERRIFIED to go into quiet places!! I cant go to bible studies or classes anymore because it's gotten so bad that I just can't concentrate on anything except my LOUD rumbling intestines! My dr thought it was lactose intolerance at first... then she said its acid reflux... and she is having me take ranitidine & benefiber tablets every day... but it's not even helping a little bit. I have tried cutting out caffein, carbonaion, bread, acidic food, NOTHING helps. I have even taken to just not eating, and even THAT doesn't help. My bowel movements are not consistent at all, sometimes it's diarrhea and sometimes im constipated. There is no predicting what's happening, some foods will make the noises worse some days then the next day theyre fine to eat. Im so sick of this, I have no idea what to do. I think Im going to go to a specialist. Ive been dealing with this crap for a year and I just CANT function! Sad
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replied January 16th, 2010
I have had this problem for two years now and for the first few months it was unbearable and completely embarassing since im in highschool, but knowing the triggers will help your anxiety for sure.. now i am not scared to go into quiet places. my doctor heard my symptoms and all she said was it was probably ibs and the gurgling everytimee i lay down was reflux or something.she said anxiety affects ppl differently, some get bad headaches and some it affects their stomach. so basically i have trained myself, one bowel movement a day right when i wake up, and a high fiber diet, and try to not be anxious by listening to my ipod during class somedays. also i am taking culturelle and even tho im not lactose intolerant i drink soy milk. my own remedies would be chamomile and peppermint tea. in other countries, if you are having stomach problems you can get someone to massage your stomach/abdomen and for some people it works,, mine not so much,,next summer im going to try a detox or something see how that works too. good luck everyone hope this helped.
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replied January 25th, 2010
Gugrling in Stomach, Strange
I took some acmenotrohine so I dont start getting my friends cold, not sure how its spelled, but then like half hour later before I decided to eat lunch I took a fat burner, then I ate my lunch and now my stomach gurgles like crazy no idea why, i just ate food and aint hungry, dunno if this info helps anyone xP but maybe this is why if everyone had take the same things or w/e xD
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replied February 17th, 2010
Solutions
I might have the solution to you guys stomach issues. Read carefully. It maybe a long read, but it can be very heplful, not just for your stomach issues, but for your overall health.

First you have to change your diet. You have to eat less red meat; [no more than twice a week]. Fish, chicken, and turkey are good alternatives. You have to eliminate processed and refined foods; once in a while is ok - I don't want to be too strick on you. Totally eliminate white sugar. Use real brown sugar, real honey, real coco, or real maple syrup as alternatives. Eliminate or cut back on your salt intake. Salt and white sugar are VERY bad for your overall health.

Give up sodas, artifical fruit juices, and any other sugary beverages. If you drink coffee, drink decaf, and try not to drink coffee on an empty stomach. Eliminate or cut back on junk foods like cookies, doughnuts, cakes, candy, white bread, etc etc.

Avoid foods that contain transfats. Transfats are one of the worse kinds of fats you can put in your body. Many foods are made with transfats, so it may be impossible to totally avoid it from your diet. Eliminate or cut back on Mcky D's big macs and french fries. Make your own french fries using olive oil, coconut oil, or canoila oil. These are extremely good oils, especially olive oil.

Eat more smaller meals throughtout the day. When you eat big meals, you put a lot of strain on your digestive system. Foods can take hours to digest. The longer your stomach has to take to digest your food, the more gas you build up. It's the gas in your stomach and intestines that causes those embarrassing growling and bubbly sounds you here. Rice is a good food to eat; it produces little or no gas, but stay away from white rice; it's refined and been bleached out.

I can't emphasis this any clearer - fruits and vegetables are a MUST!! Write a list of every fruit and vegetable you can think of. Everyday select a few fruits and veggies from your list and eat them. Raw is better; but make sure you wash them good. Fruits should be eaten alone; don't eat fruits with meals. Thirty minutes or so before a meal is good.

Drink 2 to 3 liters of water everday. Don't drink it all at one time. Spread it out throughout the day. A glass ever 2 hours is good. Make sure it's purified water; not tap water. Bottle water is a good alternative. When you eat your food, chew it good. Don't swallow big chunks of food; the smaller the better. Smaller pieces of food are easier on your digestive system. It's also possible to swallow air when you eat, so chew with your mouth close. Take note of all the foods that cause you gas or bloating, and try to eliminate or cut back on those foods.

Add supplements to your diet. A multi-vitamin with your first meal of the day is good. Enzymes supplements should be added to your diet to help with digestion. Enzymes help your digestive system to break down proteins, fats, carbs, fiber, starches, and some sugars. Enzyme supplements are very important to your diet. Take one or two capsules with every meal that you eat. Search enzymes on your search engine and learn about them. A good enzyme supplement should include a variety of enzymes: amylase, protease, lipase, lactase, cellulase, bromelain, and papain. There are more, but those are probably the most important.

Another important supplement to add to your diet, is probiotics supplements. Probiotics are bacteria that are beneficial to your intestines. They have enormous benefits. They can help treat diarrhea, constipation, IBS, indigestion, gas, bloating, colon infection, and much much more. Search it and study it. Yogurts contain probiotics in them. Yogurts are a good snack. Look for yogurts that have active bacteria culture in them. It should be listed in the ingredients or on the label somewhere. Don't be grossed out, these are good bacteria I'm talking about. You have billions of bacteria in your body; some are good and some are bad. It's the good bacteria that you need. Don't worry ya self.

The reason people get too much gas and bloating is because of the wrong foods they eat. After years of eating crap, your colon slowly gets backed up. Kind of like a toilet that has been backed up. What your colon needs is a good flushing. A colon detox is vital. After you detox the colon, maybe you should do a liver detox. But before you do that, get all the information you need before detoxing. Rule No.1, always start with the colon first.

If you smoke, you have to give it up. Smoking can damage your stomach lining. Eliminate strong beer and strong liquior. Moderate alcohol consumption is best.

Last but not least, exercise regularly. Abdominal exercises are extremely important. Get rid of extra belly fat and fat around your waste. Cardio is just as important. Learn and study everything that I have talked about - it should get rid of those embarrassing growling and bubbly sounds you here coming from your stomach. Good luck, PEACE!!!
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replied October 30th, 2011
Your response is spot on. However, I had food poisoning which turned into diarrhea then constipation. I took prune juice however only relieved for a while. Now I have stomach gurgling and no relief of gas bubbles.
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replied March 10th, 2010
Me too, ugh
ARGH! Glad to know I am not alone. Mine is bad at night, it is embarassing to have my bf hear it. Today during a meeting, my stomach would not shut up. As I type this, it's doing the same gurgley sound and I feel like there is gas or water swishing as someone mentioned. Gas X doesn't help, nothing really does. What is going on with my body? This has only been happening for a year now, and three years ago I was diagnosed with UC. HELP!
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replied March 24th, 2010
This is ridiculous my i have crazy noises and some pain until i eat something im good for a few hours then it continues i use tums or gaviscon at night to eleveate it but after 3 hours i wake up in immmense pain. until i eat or take more tums or gaviscon pills... ive had an upper g.i./bloodwork/ultrasound - been to 3 dr. finally a specialist and all he did was prescribe me what i already took originally for an "ulcer" they just doubled the dose... do you think this presciptino will work!?
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replied April 10th, 2010
GASSEY NOISES
Sounds like we are all in the same boat. it has been good reading all these posts, i to always felt so alone in this.i have had to leave seminars ,try to cover stomach and hide the sounds during church and bible studies. it is really bad when nervous ,but also happens to me under no stress or anxiety. the pre-menopause post ii read does seem to fit with me and the cycle problems have mede my bowel problems terrible. i feel the need to try the exersise remedy someone mentioned, i did not seem to get this near as often when i excersised regularly .i think i will try the gasx too in meetings and quiet places.sorry to all of you who are suffering as well. so good to know i am not alone. thanks for sharing!!
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