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A Noisy Tummy: What Does it Mean?

While seldom of medical importance, for some people a rumbling, growling stomach can be a source of profound embarrassment. Picturesquely dubbed “borborygmi,” bowel sounds seem loudest to the owner, who is sometimes mistakenly convinced they are obvious to all. This article explains the causes of bowel sounds, discusses when the sounds become a cause for medical concern, and offers some tips that may help reduce bowel noises.

Topics: Digestive System, Fact Sheet, FAQs, Gas, Bloating, Belching, Other Disorders/Symptoms, Symptoms, Working with your healthcare provider

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