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What causes noise in the stomach?

borborygmus - a noisy stomach continuously for an hour, after eating.(rumbling & gurgalling /no pain or discomfort ). Came on suddenly with an upper respiratory ailment. Took 10 days of amoxcicillin for that. Even had an abdominal CT scan, which showed nothing wrong, (the scan was done because I have hiatal & umbilicus hernias, but the scan showed no leakage, blockage, or obstruction. My bowel movements are regular, sometimes I have gas, and get a 'kickback' in my throat, when my stomachs making noises. I have tried probiotics, but they dont seem to help. All the doctors say my upper respiratory ailment was not associated with my Borborygmus, but I have my doubts, since both symptoms came about at the same time. I am hoping there are some simple tests, to determine the cause of this? But most doctors, although they say this condition is minor, recommend I get an EGD.
So, do you have any thoughts on this suddenly appearing oddity? Can a urine or stool sample tell anything that the CT scan couldnt?
Thanks
Mon, 30 Apr 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

A certain degree of bloating is normal, but in case of excessive bloating, it may be the sign of food allergy, hiatal hernia, IBS, or inflammatory bowel diseases.

So you should do gastroenterology work up but first try to change your dietary habits, it means: eat smaller meals but more frequently, avoid fried and spicy food, take mentha tea, avoid alcohol and coffee, eat probiotics and milk products, boiled food and vegetables.

Also, there are medications such as Flobian, Magnesium oxide or certain laxatives which may relieve such symptoms.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein
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What causes noise in the stomach?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. A certain degree of bloating is normal, but in case of excessive bloating, it may be the sign of food allergy, hiatal hernia, IBS, or inflammatory bowel diseases. So you should do gastroenterology work up but first try to change your dietary habits, it means: eat smaller meals but more frequently, avoid fried and spicy food, take mentha tea, avoid alcohol and coffee, eat probiotics and milk products, boiled food and vegetables. Also, there are medications such as Flobian, Magnesium oxide or certain laxatives which may relieve such symptoms. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein