Stomach growling?

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   Posted 1/18/2012 3:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello all!
Now I'm sure this has nothing to do with Fibro. I just didn't know if anyone knew what it is or what's causing it. It's very annoying and sometimes painful.
My stomach growls! lol I know what you're thinking. Everyone's stomach growls! But mine growls WHILE I'm eating. I'll have eaten three bites of dinner and my stomach growls so profusely, you'd think I hadn't eaten in days. Or it'll start after I've eaten, like I never ate.
I read somewhere that your stomach can growl while digesting food, and that makes sense.. But I don't feel like I have enough food in my stomach for it to be so loud and uncomfortable. Like right now. I ate an hour ago and I feel like I haven't eaten all day. My stomach is growling, it hurts, it makes me nauseous. But I don't FEEL hungry.
I hope this makes sense.. lol This just started in the last month or so. I just don't know who else to ask, as I can't find any information about it online. Any ideas or advice on who to ask would be appreciated. Thank you! =)

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   Posted 1/18/2012 6:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Beth, I'd ask your PC or a gastroenterologist.  I've never heard of that before and, since it just started happening, something might be going on.
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   Posted 1/18/2012 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Sherrine.
Mine was doing that and making weird noises and I was also experiencing other stomache issues. I had an endoscopy and there were a few things wrong, nothing major, but this could of contributed to it I guess. Ever since I started taking prilosec it's stopped.

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   Posted 1/18/2012 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
mine has done this for about 4 years now, it almost feels like a mop is being squeezed out,, all the way through, have had scopes and a few polyps removed,, ct scans,, just a few spots on the liver, but nothng that they seemed concerned about,, but along with the growling,, I get the sometimes mucos passing,, and bouts of constipation and diareha ,, so who knows,, I sure dont

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   Posted 1/19/2012 7:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I wonder... if this could be a dairy intolerance.

See, I'm sick. I have a very bad sore throat and a mild fever. So when I'm sick, I make ramen noodles. With cheese. And my stomach has been doing this every time I eat for three or four days now. I just ate a handful of Doritoes (cheese) and my stomach hasn't stopped growling for 20 minutes. Very interesting indeed...

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   Posted 1/19/2012 8:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Take dairy products away & see if you feel better
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   Posted 1/19/2012 9:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, I'm trying that today, and so far, it's failing. lol I just ate my typical ramen and cheese dinner. No stomach grumbling. =(

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   Posted 1/19/2012 10:08 PM (GMT -7)   
If your stomach continues you should see if it lactose problems. i know a lot of us have lactose intolerence. Try to monitor your stomch when you eat or drink dairy products. I use to have a lot of bloating and gas problems. I now watch my dairy products or take lactaid tablets.

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   Posted 1/2/2014 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everybody!
You know this stomach rumbling is not sth serious but it actually is sth worse than death in my opinion.
I tried many different things to control it to some extent because it was really nerve racking.It doesn't let us have a normal life.And it's all due to anxiety nothing else.
At last I tried below procedure to be able to attend my university classes:
In the morning,i take a pill called "colofac" 30mins before breakfast.
And just before,during and after each meal I eat a little mixture of fennel and Nigella Sativa.
And about 30mins after each meal I eat a spoon of honey with Nigella Sativa again.
All of them alongside eachother work for me.
Give it a try. scool

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   Posted 1/2/2014 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I have this sometimes, feeling hungry and then the nausea. For me, it is caused by my acid reflux/GERD and gastritis. I have to take Prilosec for it which does help. This may not be what is wrong with you, just an idea.

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   Posted 1/5/2014 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I have the same issue. My doctor said it was IBS associated with fibro. I've been experimenting - haven't come up with a definitive answer yet but am finding that eating foods like whole wheat breads, popcorn, is helping. Removing most dairy is helping as well. I can still eat small amounts of dairy, like a bit of sour cream, but lots of cheese, things with cream sauces, really get it going. I use almond mile with my cereal - a bowl of cereal seems to calm things down. I take omeprazole daily for stomach ulcers. The medicine helps with the pain but not with the noises.
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