Gurgling Sound/Pain?

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   Posted 7/19/2009 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   
My husband has been diagnosed with IBS (with hyperspastic colon, or so the doc says) for about five years. It seems to go in cycles - sometimes he's great, and sometimes he's miserable. I hate seeing him miserable but this is one of those conditions where there seems to be no easy answers! One thing I was wondering about is if other people have one of his latest symptoms. about four months ago he had an ulcer and had to be on some strong meds to get rid of it. He felt great on the meds. Now, however, he has some gurgling in his stomach and some slight pain. He doesn't seem to have much D lately (except when he ate some lobster sauce yesterday - he regretted that decision), but the gurgling/slight pain is driving him slowly mad. Does anyone else have this problem?

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   Posted 7/20/2009 5:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I experience these gurgling sounds and a rumbling, heaving sensation at times as well. Someone on these forums suggested this is from the GI tract bacteria (good vs bad) was off. Organic yogurt helps some people but I was recently tested for food sensitivities and milk was one of my highest food groups to avoid. I now take one capsule daily of this product, you find it in the health food section at your local grocery, in the chilled section next to yogurt:

Primadophilus lactobacillus, Nature's Way 290mg

It's a white and yellow bottle. If your husband can tolerate yogurt, Stonyfield is an excellent brand, again found next to these capsules, in the health food section.

I've read that if you want the highest concentrations of acidopholis type products, organic yogurt is better than other brands of yogurt (such as Yoplait, Dannon). Yoplait and Dannon certainly will not hurt anyone but the levels of acidopholis are much lower than organic yogurt.

But yogurt for me is out. I find that if I take these pills each night before bedtime, I do great (I also attribute my good spells/days to a nightly low dose of Colace). No more gurgling, heaving or rolling of my gut. It's quiet.

Good luck.
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening

Post Edited (Marsky) : 7/20/2009 6:27:47 AM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/20/2009 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I bet everyone with IBS can relate to the gurgling in the stomach thing. I don't have it much, but every now and then my stomach starts talking. It's very weird, and can be very embarrassing if it starts happening in public. This isn't one of my primary symptoms, so I don't have any advice for you, but I just wanted to tell you that yes, I have experienced that with my IBS.

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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 7/20/2009 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   
It sounds like wind, it gurgles around and causes sharp pains whe it gets trapped in folds of the gut.
Squatting is good to release it, as is peppermint tea.
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