Diarrhea + gurgling on left side?

Answered on September 07, 2013
Created June 26, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Hi all. I've recently been experiencing a strange gurgling/bubbling feeling on the left side of my body below my ribcage. This has been accompanied by diarrhea on the regularrr. No pain or discomfort. I've been eating strictly paleo for several months; my intake looks something like:

Morning: coffee, black

Lunch: huge mixed greens salad with grilled chicken, hard-boiled egg, whole avocado, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumber, olive oil, kimchi

Dinner: usually something like the above or I'll have some other type of meat (brisket, pork belly, lamb, fish) with sauteed greens (olive oil, ghee, or coconut oil)

Any idea what could be causing this? FWIW, I'm 26, 5'5", 120, not working out very much, and healthy as far as I can tell, this aside.

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on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

If it's right under the left rib and not further down, it's your STOMACH, not intestines. If it's your stomach bubbling, gurgling and making other weird noises, you might have low stomach acid or H Pylori bacteria. If it's further down the abdomen on your left side closer to your belly button area, then it's an Intestinal problem. Could be gas passing through the colon awaiting transit lol. If the problems persist then it could be IBS, colitis, Chrons. Could be a FODMAP sensitivity(Broccoli sugar raffinose). If symptoms persist with any discomfort, pain, changes and inconsistent bowel movements then go see a gut specialist. In the meanwhile cut back on the veggies, if you have intestinal issues the last thing you need is more plant fiber (roughage) irritating the intestinal lining. Coconut oil's MCT's also can give you the runs as the fats can pass right through the intestines because Medium Chain Triglycerides are very easily absorbed. Try not to drench the foods you cook in coconut oil. Just use a little for every meal. 1-3 tablespoons is sufficient for most people. Try using l glutamine for intestinal repair, Betain HCL to increase stomach acid and digestive enzymes if you continue to eat tough to digest foods like fruits, vegetables and nuts and seeds. NOW brand has a great line of digestive aids that I highly recommend for you. Check them out on PureFormulas or Amazon. Best of luck, I hope your gut feels better.


on August 08, 2013
at 09:10 AM

Funny cause I had the same problem this morning after eating - guess what? HUGE salad with lots of greens, broccoli, avocado, grilled chicken thigh fillets and olive oil.

I bet it's either avocado or broccoli.



on July 11, 2013
at 06:55 AM

I had this and it was eggs. Try going a couple days without your boiled egg.



on June 26, 2013
at 03:57 PM

Oh yeah. Greens give me the runs. I dont eat them at all.



on June 26, 2013
at 03:17 PM

The gurgling/bubbling is liquid in your large intestine.

I get that if I eat too many greens. YMMV.

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