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I have a loud gurgling noise coming from my left side. It ...

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I have a loud gurgling noise coming from my left side. It almost sounds like a stomach growl but is 10 times louder. I can feel the vibration all the way through my body.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Amit Munjal replied 9 years ago.

Duration of symptoms ?
Any history of Irritable bowel syndrome ?
BP and pulse ?
Any investigations done so far ?
Any associated abdominal pain ?

Is it from left side of abdomen ?
Any associated constipation ?
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
it can last for hours. It is on my left side. IBS no. My father did have his Gall bladder removed. Constipation, no. some hurt, but mostly no.
Expert:  Dr Amit Munjal replied 9 years ago.
Since how many days are you having these symptoms ?
Any upset bowel motions ?
Any investigations done so far ?
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Dr Amit Munjal's Post: this has been happening for weeks. It mostly happens in the morning. Upset bowels no. however fecies are broken up and not in one piece. Kind of like diarrea but no urgentness. I don't have medical insurance so I can't have it checked.
Expert:  Dr Amit Munjal replied 9 years ago.
As such stomach gurgling and broken up stools , mild diarrhoea are classical symptom of IBS only .
As such you may try some fibre supplement like Metamucil .
It will help in releiving the symptom and help to pass well formed stools .

Drink plenty of water .

Even with these measures the symptoms persists you will need to be seen for a clinical examination for further evaluation .
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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
I'll try it. Thanks. Any way to stop the noise? If I'm sitting in class, and it's quiet the whole class can hear the gurgle. IT'S EMBARASSING
Expert:  Dr Amit Munjal replied 9 years ago.
Well this can be due to irritable colon itself ...
Dietary modification can be helpful ...
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
What kind of diet modification.
Expert:  Dr Amit Munjal replied 9 years ago.
Increase fibre in diet .

Try to look for any specific food stuff which trigger the symptoms in your case .
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