Gurgling Bowel Sounds – Causes, After Eating and Drinking

A gurgling sound in the abdomen is not uncommon. It is a sign of activity within the stomach and bowels that occurs throughout the day. But a gurgling abdominal sounds can also be a sign of various bowel diseases and it is therefore difficult to say what can be considered normal or abnormal. Similarly, a lack of bowel sounds can also be a cause for concern as it may be an indication of various gastrointestinal and abdominal conditions that need to be investigated. Causes of Gurgling Intestinal Sounds There are several reasons for the normal gurgling sounds in the stomach and bowels. The contents within the gastrointestinal tract are pushed through by the strong muscular contractions of the gut wall. Gurgling is largely due to the fluid content within the bowels. Even if you eat solid foods, the juices within the stomach and bowels, and the copious amounts of water secreted into the intestine to facilitate digestion results in large quantities of fluid within the gut. The churning and pushing of the fluid mush known as chyme naturally causes sounds. It is further added to by the bubbling in the bowels with gas production. Furthermore indigestible or hard substances that … Continue reading Gurgling Bowel Sounds – Causes, After Eating and Drinking