abdominal sounds...very annoying!

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   Posted 7/2/2006 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
This is something that has been freaking me out for a while now. I've noticed lately that I can hear my bowels a lot more frequently than normal. It just seems like a loud gurgling sound in my left abdomen. Does anyone else have this symptom? Thanks.

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   Posted 7/3/2006 1:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chicago,
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It's quite common for people with IBS to have loud gurgling sounds. I get them quite often... But I can usually tell the "safe" noises from the "uh-oh, you better run!" noises.
Have you officially been diagnosed with IBS?

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   Posted 7/5/2006 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I get bad gurgling after eating sugar alcohols (i.e. sugar-free or low-sugar products). In fact, a lot of normal people do as well, especially if they have more than two or three pieces of candy. Definitely have to stay away from those.

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   Posted 7/5/2006 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I get gurgling alot and always panic that I'll need to run to the loo but usually the gurgling is just wind and even sometimes its just the motility of food passing thry your intestines which is perfectly normal. It is a worrying sound though!!!!

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   Posted 7/21/2006 11:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I get my gurgle on the right side of my gut more so than the left side... I can poke around in that area and push my finger a little bit into my gut and it makes a squishy sound. It's so nasty!

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   Posted 7/22/2006 5:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I always get gurgling -

ks19821, I also get the squishy sound!!!!!!! Its very wierd!!

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   Posted 7/23/2006 6:55 AM (GMT -6)   
When I first got IBS, I had constant noises and activity in the left side of my GI tract (for over a year!). Fortunately, it never resulted in diarrhea or gas. I had no idea what was going on in there. It was just busy night and day.
Now, I'm like Lil.....I know which sounds are benign, and which sounds mean ........run for your life!! :)
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