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Rumbling bowels: cause rumbling and gurgling in the stomach

  1. Do you suffer from rumbling intestines and bowel noises? If your bowels are making rumbling noises, it may be because of excess gas in the abdomen. Swallowing large amounts of air very frequently, for example by eating too quickly, can cause excessive gas in the abdomen. Rumbling stomach and bowel sounds, however, can also be related to bowel motility, the normal movement of the bowels. The motility of the gut increases while eating, but the mere smelling of a tasty snack can stimulate the gut to extra activity. Some people are more sensitive or have a heightened sense of what is going on in their body, so they hear or feel more.

Normal digestive noises

  1. Digestion starts the moment you have something to drink or eat. Food is broken down into nutrients and these are absorbed by the body into the blood. All kinds of intestinal bacteria support digestion in the processing of nutrients. Gases are released and the movement of these gases within the digestive system

Stomach Noises

  1. The stomach can also produce sounds, so-called 'stomach sounds

Rumbling intestines due to air in the intestines

  1. Aerophagia Aerophagia means that you swallow large amounts of air very frequently (with food or drink). Aerophagia literally means 'swallow air'. The swallowed air enters the stomach and intestines, which can lead to regurgitation, bloating and rumbling. In addition, you often suffer from complaints such as stomach pain or intestinal cramps, heartburn, nausea, feeling full quickly, flatulence and sometimes vomiting

Food and bowel sounds

  1. Other foods that can cause gut noises are fructose (fruit sugar), and artificial sweeteners, found in sugar-free gum or diet soft drinks. They contain sugar alcohols and these can cause bloating, diarrhea and stomach cramps

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  1. Bloating, abdominal pain, abdominal cramps and rumbling bowels, fatigue, flatulence and changes in bowel habits (diarrhea and / or constipation) may indicate irritable bowel syndrome

Intestinal blockage: obstruction ileus or mechanical ileus

  1. In a so-called obstruction ileus or mechanical ileus, the bowel is blocked due to an 'obstruction' or 'mechanical impediment' blocking the passage. Possible causes are a twisting of the bowel, or the bowel being squeezed by scar tissue (adhesions). A growth or tumor can also lead to obstruction and manifest itself as an intestinal blockage. The intestine tries to force the food past the obstruction with increasing force. This causes progressively worsening seizure-like cramping stomach pain (colic). The intestine continues to expand and fluid accumulates. You get a bloated stomach, you get nausea and you vomit. The vomit becomes darker in color and more and more resembles faeces. You no longer produce wind and there is no stool. There are bowel noises

When to go to the doctor with rumbling intestines?

  1. Gut noises can be experienced as annoying, uncomfortable and embarrassing, but often it cannot do any harm. However, there are situations where there is a (serious) underlying condition. You often suffer from additional symptoms such as nausea

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