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   Posted 3/29/2009 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I am hearing weird noises coming from my abdominal area, they are growling like sounds that come along with no pain. Although I feel a slight vibration in my abs as if I am hungry or something...

What does this mean? is that a normal thing with IBD and UC?

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   Posted 3/29/2009 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I get these all the time. I asked my doc about them - apparently they're nothing to worry about. He gave me some complicated explanation about fluid & weird things, but I think basicly it's like when you're drinking a milkshake and you get to the bottom & you're trying to drink the last bit. There's air trapped in with the liquid & that causes the noise. So I call them my milkshake noises and I get to laugh about them with my friends, coz they're REALLY loud
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   Posted 3/29/2009 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   
My abdomen used to make sounds all the time. In fact, it was so bad that sometimes it sounded like there was a thunderstorm going on inside there.

I think these sounds are due to my liver having trouble digesting fructose or artificial sweeteners such as sorbitol and producing too much fluid as a result. I would often have diarrhea afterwards. The greater the sounds, the more diarrhea.

I have since found out that I am fructose intolerant and have stopped eating foods high in fructose. My abdomen no longer makes sounds.

Taking note of the sounds will help in determining what foods you may be sensitive to.
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   Posted 3/30/2009 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
That's weird, if it's due to gas that means that there is more "bad" bacteria inside your colon line... it is all about your diet and your supplements (medicine only does so much)

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   Posted 3/30/2009 11:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Well my stomach used to make funny sounds as if somebody is playing video game or PS3 inside. These are just because of acidity or at times when you have flared up. Yes in case you have got some food reaction it is an indication of the D hitting your bottom. Whenever I have rough food, my tummy becomes noisy.
Why don't you try cold milk. It may help in curing the acidity or fresh yellow turmeric.
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   Posted 3/31/2009 12:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Stomach noises are actually a good thing, it's usually when there are no noises that it's a cause for concern.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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