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I have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease, but, have very loud noises coming from my bowels constantly, even when I don\'t eat. It\'s very embarrasing, HELP>

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replied December 2nd, 2010
Digestive and Bowel Disorders Answer A17533
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned by the loud noises coming from your bowels.
Stomach noises may be described as growling, gurgling or even rumbling. All these noises are medically known as borborygmi.While stomach noises are a normal occurrence, at times these sounds are loud and excessive. This can be disturbing and embarrassing to a person but may not be due to any serious medical disorder. If accompanied by other symptoms like excessive belching, flatulence, abdominal pain, abdominal bloating or changes in bowel movement (like diarrhea or constipation) then it can be quite distressing and is possibly a symptom of some underlying gastrointestinal disturbance.
Broadly, loud and hyperactive stomach noises can be attributed to :
-hypermotility of the gut
-partial obstruction within the gut
-excessive gas in the gut
-excessive fluid in the gut
-maldigestion or malabsorption
Celiac disease in your case can lead to the loud noise from the bowels but after the institution of proper treatment and as the disease goes into remission the symptoms subside. If it does not happen you can consult your gastroenterologist to rule out other causes as described above.
Hope this helps.Take care.
Note: This post is not to emphasise final diagnosis as the same cannot be made online and is aimed just to provide medical information and no treatment suggested above be taken without face to face consultation with health care professional.

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