I have since middle school at least had issues with a very audible and unusual stomach noise. The sound varies, everything from "internal farting" to high-pitched sounds to bubbling. It is infrequent, but seems to occur at some of the worst times (e.g., in class taking a test, or like today, at work during a meeting).
I thought it was gas, so have been taking Gas-X Maximum Strength before meetings. This has not worked---maybe the sounds would have been louder had I not taken this, but still sounds nonetheless.
After today's meeting, I looked to see if anyone else had similar symptoms, and it seems a lot of people with IBS have this problem. The only thing is, I don't have other IBS symptoms---I don't have diahareah, don't have cramps/pain, and no real bloating.
Would appreciate any thoughts. I don't think a particular food triggers it, and I also wouldn't necessarily attribute it to nerves (my stomach makes that noise in my office, as well as when I'm at home). It is random too---I can go weeks without it making sound.View Thread
And just to be clear, while it does seem to come more often in the 1-4 hours after I eat period, I don't think it is typical gas. Like I said in the original post, I tried taking Gas-X Maximum Strength which had no effect.View Thread
No, if anything it happens more often after I eat. But it happens randomly generally. No physical discomfort or pain, although I guess you could say I have some minor bloating...I can certainly feel activity in my stomach.
My stomach is also noisy when its hungry/empty, but that is a different thing altogether. What I am talking about seems gas-related.View Thread