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Old 08-08-2004, 02:34 AM   #1
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Grumbling rectum, what is wrong with me?It is really starting to affect my sociallife

I have been having this embarassing problem for about four years but the past two yrs have been the worst...I feel no one on earth has the same problem, and I'm afraid there is no solution to it. I'm never in pain or anything but it's very uncomfortable. I typed it in on google and found someone on this site posting about it, so was really shocked>
http://www.healthboards.com/boards/archive/index.php/t-22144.html
The thing is, I'm only 19, and these spasms or murmuring noises are very disturbing, especially when I go out or am among people. I have a lot of gas, so my doctor told me that it could be "trapped" and told me to watch my diet and gave me med. to ease the bowels [but I am not constipated!], and he even gave me tranquilizers....so I'm thinking it could also be a psychological problem. I eat fibers, I stopped dairy products, I try to exercise, I'm trying to be stress free, and I even take activated carbon pills but they don't exactly work.

Does anyone have the same problem...or does anyone have any idea what I could do about it? It may seem silly and not serious of course, but it's really getting me down. I have refused to go out with my friends, to the cinema, to restaurants [it's even worse when I eat], and I hate sitting next to people....
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Old 08-09-2004, 05:28 AM   #2
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Member Paisley, I know you had the same problem about 2 yrs ago.....where are you?!!

 
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Old 08-09-2004, 01:51 PM   #3
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Re: Grumbling rectum, what is wrong with me?It is really starting to affect my sociallife

Hey dude i got the same problem.

A lot of wierd rectal noises and a horrible odor as well.

Go see a doctor for sure and get a rectal exam, you might have internal hemmroids or something. As well for me i am seeing a specialist friday who will put the scope in (lower/upper GI i think its called?) and try to figure out what is going on.

 
Old 08-09-2004, 02:04 PM   #4
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Re: Grumbling rectum, what is wrong with me?It is really starting to affect my sociallife

Hi,

I agree with djc. It might be IBS, or even ulcerative colitis in the very beginning stages.

A med such as Bentylol (dicyclomine) might help. It sounds as though it's the peristalsis....but the rectal area is working overtime...

Does it feel as though you have to pass gas, and it goes back in?

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Old 08-10-2004, 05:12 AM   #5
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Hey dude i got the same problem.

A lot of wierd rectal noises and a horrible odor as well.

Go see a doctor for sure and get a rectal exam, you might have internal hemmroids or something. As well for me i am seeing a specialist friday who will put the scope in (lower/upper GI i think its called?) and try to figure out what is going on.
Thanks for the advice! I'm a little reluctant about the scope thing though...
I have seen a couple of doctors but they either say I should eat healthy, shed a few, exercise and stop stressing out. I noticed that when I'm regular, it's a little better, but it's like I'm always bloated. And these funny noises are awkward!!Especially in public!

 
Old 08-10-2004, 05:15 AM   #6
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Hi,

I agree with djc. It might be IBS, or even ulcerative colitis in the very beginning stages.

A med such as Bentylol (dicyclomine) might help. It sounds as though it's the peristalsis....but the rectal area is working overtime...

Does it feel as though you have to pass gas, and it goes back in?

quincy
thank you Quincy, I'll look into the medicine. Yes, it does seem like peristalsis, but why down there?!
And that is exactly right-it feels like I have lots of air but it's stuck...causing these constant grumbling noises. It is much better when I'm relaxed and have no worries, but I'm sure it's something physical as well?That's why I try not to eat anythin that might trigger....

 
Old 08-14-2004, 09:02 PM   #7
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Re: Grumbling rectum, what is wrong with me?It is really starting to affect my sociallife

health_freak: have you noticed when you eat nothing does the smell still persist and the grumblining as well? If so i think something else is going on

For me it really does not matter, I'm getting the colonscope to check everything out but have to wait until the first week of november which is ********. Good luck man

 
Old 08-15-2004, 06:18 AM   #8
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djc, there isn't really much smell, but I noticed that even if I starve myself, the grumbling is still there! I'm going to stop eating sweets, junk food, any food that causes gas, and see how it goes.
Good luck, and let us know how the colonscope goes!

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Old 08-17-2004, 03:25 PM   #9
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HEALTH FREAK- I saw your post and had to tell you~the same thing happend to me! I started having like these gurgling noises and everybody thought it was my stomach and thats how my ibs started- then i had the dia. come and i restricted my foods as well. Mine came right when i was at my best-freshmen varsity starter in vball- well its been a year and mine has gotten worse and im starting to doubt if its ibs?? Well im not gonna tell you my whole story, but if you get diagnosed with ibs and you got questions- go to the ibs and post and ill answer.
*Good Luck and God Bless- Kira

 
Old 08-18-2004, 08:21 AM   #10
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Forgiven77: thanks for the message! IBS.... that's what almost all my doctors say it is, but I really don't think so....I'll post u a msge in the IBS forum, in case u don't read this.

By the way, has anyone heard of Sulphur tablets, that help these sort of "gas, grumbling etc" problems??

 
Old 09-03-2004, 11:25 AM   #11
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Summer is over, and things are back to normal....back to stressful life. And I realize that I am going to have to live with this problem...just deal with it, and not give a darn about what people think.
Just wish others would stop thinking I'm weird or get grossed out. But really is it worth it to suffer just because of ignorant people? Would you laugh if you heard grumbling noises from a person...I mean, from down there? It's not a big deal right? Everyone has gas problems, but mine just seems to be constantly there and constantly gurgling.

 
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Re: Grumbling rectum, what is wrong with me?It is really starting to affect my sociallife

Do not let the colonoscopy trouble you. I just had it. The preparation for it is a little distressing but very livable. The proceedure itself is nothing. You get pain meds and are sedated, so you do not feel a thing. All I had was a little gas from the air they inject in there to help them see things better. All of that was gone in about an hour.

 
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Re: Grumbling rectum, what is wrong with me?It is really starting to affect my sociallife

I am having the same problem and it is destroying me. Nothing is helping, it is like a bubble is in my stomach.

http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?p=1198687#post1198687

We must figure out what to do about this.

 
Old 09-08-2004, 06:10 PM   #14
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Re: Grumbling rectum, what is wrong with me?It is really starting to affect my sociallife

I have the same problem and it is ruining my life too. I work in a quiet area and all you can hear is my stomach. I just feel like quitting my job so that no one can hear the embarrassing noises, including myself. I have been taking Beano and Phazyme constantly. It helps sometimes, but not today. I kept going to the bathroom to try and poop, that usually helps me. After three or four times to the bathroom it finally quit. I have no other problems, except for the grumbling from my rectum and stomach.

By the way, I heard that yogurts helps. I tried it once and it made my stomach hurt, but I heard no grumbling noises.

 
Old 09-23-2004, 10:21 AM   #15
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How old are you MzTami? The fact that I am so depressed now, is worrying me about how my future will be...and that is just making my problem worse. I noticed that it is much worse if there are people around or next to me, and it is driving me out of my mind. I don't know what to do anymore because it seems as if I've tried everything. I also feel so alone, like no one can understand how this is affecting me. It sounds like a silly problem, barely a health problem, but I'm really starting to get sick over it. How long can it go on? What if it's just always gonna be like this, or worse?
I avoid going out where I have to sit with friends, I avoid eating out (that is a nightmare for me) and if I really have to go, I am so figgitty, worried, and upset and have to try to "keep the air in", and yet it still comes out.
I suppose this would be acceptable if a guy had it, but I'm a girl! And I'm 19.
I have even tried to skip classes because I can't control it so much. Yesterday I tried to hold it in, but I couldn't and I noticed how some people were giggling behind me, and it's the same everywhere I go. People start figitting or coughing, and I feel so embarassed. It makes me feel so insecure, unhappy, and this was just when I'm supposed to be getting confident, instead I have put up with people who probably are making fun of me, and gossiping about me or must think I'm disgusting. And the worst thing is if they are feeling sorry for me.

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