For the past year my stomach keeps rumbling when I am not hungry and I have noticed an increase in the amount of gas i produce. However over the past 2 weeks it has got VERY loud and people around can hear it alot too - it just doesn't seem to settle. If it is not rumbling really loudly i feel like there are little bubbles in my tummy that are bursting - sometimes they make a squeaky noise too. I've been getting cramps a lot lately and i don't really know what to do. It happens throughout most of the day. My diet is fairly good too - i don't drink any fizzy/carbonated drinks and am lactose intolerant so don't have any dairly apart from alpro soya milk and a little cheese the odd time. I went to my GP a few months ago but she just fobbed me off and told me to have a well balanced diet - which i do already but it just seems to be getting worse and worse. Does anyone else get this and what do you do to cure it because it really is very embarrasing?
You need a biopsy or w.e it is to find out what you're allergic too.
You may be lactose intolerant as an example. Which means no milk related products.
I had this and my Dr told me to "chew my food properly before swallowing so that my intestines don't over work". It may just be IBS. When you feel it coming go and sit on the toilet and try and produce something.
You probably have got IBS.
Mine is like that as well, it woke me up last night and I thought there was some animal outside and it took me ages to realise that the noise was actually my guts...
When I asked various sources about a similar problem, they told me that it could be linked to stress, perhaps from academia. Do you stress about your academics OP?
Make sure you eat at regular times in the day. And keep to that schedule.
Make sure you don't eat anything heavy before bed. (Eat no later than 7.30 IMHO).
I've noticed living with students that I'm the only one who seems to eat at regular times... I'm not sure why students don't think food/good diet/schedule is important. (Also, surely you learnt this stuff from your parents? I know I did!)
Also, make sure you eat breakfast! I can't believe basically everyone I know skips it... I would feel pretty crappy if I didn't.
I have had the same problems and found out I had a stomach ulcer. It ended up with me feeling terrible and having sharp pain in my stomach. At night especially, I'd feel really bloated and my stomach would make loads of noises too :P
Obviously it'd be wrong of me to say you have the same but it's worth checking out the symptoms to see if you do have a stomach ulcer because they can be made much worse by things like exam stress or a bacterial infection.
Go see your GP again as it has got worse and if she fobs you off again, get a second opinion from another doc (most local surgeries have more than one GP - pick a day your GP isn't in or try and book an appointment with another).
Lastly, if it is seriously effecting you, you can take things like Pepto Bismol (absolutely disgusting but works really well) - obviously talk to your pharmacist before you do take anything and seek medical advice (most pharmacists have will be able to help you too) and see what they suggest.
Hi - I have had this problem too for the past few years and have been diagnosed as having ulcerative colitis and IBS (I obviously have other symptoms too - going to the loo alot being one of them). If you have any loo problems get your dr to refer you to gastro team at the hospital. It is manageable on medication. However, I have never found an answer to my bubbly tummy (so embarassing in meetings, courses etc). I do find eating just before I go into one of these situations helps though and keep cereal bars in my bag. Good luck.