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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi,
I had a stomach bug a year ago, ever since this i have gurgling in my intestines, that is very loud and that i can feel where as id never had this before. I get very bloated and extreme amounts of gas. I seem to always be tired too.
What could this be?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.Dr XXX
User :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read your query
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so you have indigestion
Doctor :   May i know your age gender occupation and diet
User :   24 female XXX, normal diet
Doctor :   In medical terms your abdomen is called having borborygmi
Doctor :   that is due to indigestion
Doctor :   The "rumble" or "growl" sometimes heard from the stomach is a normal part of digestion
Doctor :   t originates in the stomach or upper part of the small intestine as muscles contract to move food and digestive juices down the gastrointestinal tract and functions as a sort of intestinal "housecleaning
Doctor :   so when it increases more than normal you have troubles
Doctor :   do you take more of vegetarian diet or non veg?
User :   non veg
Doctor :   ok
User :   these symtpms started directly after the stomach bug i had
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did you take any medicine?
User :   no
Doctor :   any carminatives like Gase-x
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   The best thin to do here is to have diet modification
Doctor :   with some exercises to augment intestinal movements
Doctor :   and some OTC drugs like digestive ezyme supplements etc
User :   ok, could it possible im now intolerant to some foods after having that bug? as some days i seem to be ok
Doctor :   do you consume your food on time?
User :   at regular times?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did you take any medicines then?
User :   no nothing
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Did you meet a doctor then?
User :   no, it was a sickness bug that had been going round, it was gone in a few days, i stayed at home and then was fine apart from these symtpms that have gotten worse
Doctor :   Is there any triggering any food that you consumed then?
Doctor :   i feel some allergy to a food might have triggered that like lactose intolerance etc
User :   yes maybe im best to try and elimate one thing at a time and see if things improve
Doctor :   you can try carminatives and some antacids
Doctor :   and avoid spicy foods and caeffine rich one too
Doctor :   Try some jogging exercises
Doctor :   Eat regulary at regular times

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