Stomach noise: What makes my stomach growl

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By Timberlake Dental curated from Mayo Clinic

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“Stomach noise: What makes my stomach growl?…”

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Your stomach will growl as a part of normal digestion of your food.  This can occur when you’re hungry but it can also happen in between meals.

Your appetite and hunger are controlled by a complicated interaction of nerve signals and hormones that control the digestive tract.   Just thinking about food (or seeing it or smelling it) can stimulate this system to anticipate a meal, creating the a growl from the stomach as the digestive system sets up to digest the food.

Stomach growling can also be a symptom of other ailments but with this type of thing, these other ailments will have other symptoms  associated with them.

Rodney Chowning DDS, General, Cerec, and Implant Dentistry, Denton, TX