Get Expert Advice for Gurgling Stomach and Indigestion: Consultation Available

Get Expert Advice for Gurgling Stomach and Indigestion: Consultation Available
Published on, 04 June, 2024. Answered by Dr. Mohamed Bayoumy and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,

I am experiencing a persistent gurgling sensation in my stomach after eating. This trouble began around one month ago, coinciding with a bout of indigestion. Despite taking gas-relief medication and antacids, the gurgling persists. Additionally, I have noticed my stools are turning yellow. Could you please advise on what might be causing these symptoms and what steps I should take next?


Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.

I understand your concern about the ongoing gurgling in your stomach and the change in stool color. I'll provide some insight into these issues and offer guidance on potential steps forward. Firstly, let's address the gurgling sensation in your stomach. While it's not uncommon for some noises to occur during digestion, persistent gurgling may indicate underlying digestive issues. The fact that this symptom persists despite the use of gas-relief medication and antacids warrants further investigation. One possible cause of persistent gurgling and indigestion could be an underlying gastrointestinal infection or inflammation. These conditions can disrupt the normal functioning of the digestive system, leading to symptoms such as gurgling, indigestion, and changes in stool color. Given the duration and persistence of your symptoms, it would be prudent to consider conducting a thorough evaluation. I recommend scheduling an appointment with a healthcare provider, preferably a gastroenterologist, who can perform a comprehensive assessment of your gastrointestinal health. This evaluation may include a physical examination, as well as diagnostic tests such as stool cultures to check for the presence of infectious agents like H. pylori. Additionally, since you mentioned experiencing yellow stools, it's important to investigate further to determine the underlying cause. Yellow stools can be indicative of various issues, including problems with bile production or absorption in the digestive tract. A stool culture, along with other relevant tests, can help identify any potential abnormalities or infections contributing to this symptom. In summary, while occasional stomach noises are normal, persistent gurgling accompanied by indigestion and changes in stool color warrants medical attention. I strongly encourage you to seek evaluation and guidance from a qualified healthcare professional To decide the underlying motive of your signs and symptoms and to broaden the appropriate remedy plan. Thank you for entrusting me with your health concerns.If you've got got any similarly questions or want clarification, please do not hesitate to attain out.


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